Pokémon Go: Best Movesets and Counters for Drowzee

Guide for the best counters against Drowzee during Battle Raids!

Drowzee is a Tier 1 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go and is a tapir like Pokémon and is mostly yellow. The bottom of the body appears to be covered in mud as if it has been constantly bathing in it. Its eyes also start glowing with a light blue color when it uses Hypnosis. It is a very easy Pokémon to fight against as it is a Tier 1 Raid Boss. In this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Drowzee as fast as possible.

Drowzee in Pokémon Go

Drowzee is a pure Psychic-type Pokémon and has a maximum boss CP of just 3130. It is vulnerable to Dark, Ghost, and Bug-type attacks. It can resist attacks from Fighting, Poison, and Psychic-type attacks. The level of players does not matter for this raid as any player with the right counter types will be able to defeat Drowzee all by themselves.

Drowzee Movesets

Pokémon Go Drowzee counters
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The best moves from the moveset of Drowzee are Confusion and Psychic. Both of them have a combined DPS of 53.6 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its movepool include Pound, Psyshock, and Psybeam.

Best counters against Drowzee in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Drowzee and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball 
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Payback
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl)/Crunch
  • Pinsir (Mega): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/Sludge Bomb
  • Scizor (Mega): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz
  • Darkrai: Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Gyarados (Mega): Bite/Crunch
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Frenzy Plant
  • Gengar: Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball 
  • Chandelure: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Deoxys (Attack): Poison Jab/Dark Pulse
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charge Beam/Shadow Ball
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Brutal Swing
  • Giratina (Origin): Shadow Claw/Shadow Force
  • Volcarona: Big Bite/Big Buzz
  • Blastoise (Mega): Bite/Hydro Cannon
  • Haunter: Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Solar Beam
  • Gholdengo: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Hoopa (Confined): Astonish/Shadow Ball
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Astonish/Shadow Ball
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Tyranitar: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Hydreigon: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Manectric (Mega): Snarl/Wild Charge
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Gust/Brave Bird
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Dragon Breath/Overheat
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Hydro Pump 
Pokémon Go Drowzee counters
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Drowzee is a very easy Pokémon to fight against so players don’t even need to choose any heavy-hitting Pokémon as such. Any Pokémon of the right counter type will be good enough to be a team against Drowzee in this battle raid.

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