Pokémon Go: Best Movesets and Counters for Spoink

Guide for the Best counters against Spoink during Battle Raids!

Spoink is a psychic-type tier 1 raid boss who looks like a pig and is gray in color. It resembles dark and circular eyes with small ears and a huge gray nose. It has two dumpy short arms and bouncing is its main function. While sleeping, it continues to bounce around on its tail. Spoink wears a pink-colored Pearl which is created by Champerl on top of its head. It bounces on its tail so as to make its heart function and it would eventually die if it stops bouncing. In this Pokémon Go Guide, we will go over the best movesets and counters for defeating Spoink.

Spoink in Pokémon Go

Also known as the Psychic-Type Pokémon, it is vulnerable to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type Pokémon. It possesses the abilities of Thick Fat and its Own Tempo. At level 32, the Pokémon can evolve to Grumpig which costs 50 candies. The Pokémon has a maximum CP of 1334. There is a very rare chance to find a shiny Spoink in Pokémon Go.

Spoink Movesets

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Spoink’s fast moves include Splash and Zen Headbutt and its main moves include Psybeam, Shadow Ball, and Mirror Coat. Out of these moves, the best moves for this Pokémon are Zen Headbutt and Shadow Ball and this amalgamation of these two moves has the highest total DPS. The CP ranges of Spoink are 711-762 (at level 20) and 888-953 (at level 25 with Windy Weather Boost).

Best counters against Spoink in Pokémon Go

Below is the list of best counters for Spoink in Pokémon Go

  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Payback
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/Fell Stinger 
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Crunch
  • Gyarados (Mega): Bite/Crunch
  • Scizor (Mega): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor 
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Wing Attack/Overheat
  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz 
  • Manectric (Mega): Snarl/Wild Charge 
  • Darkrai: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Astonish/Dark Pulse
  • Yveltal: Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Hydreigon: Bite/Brutal Swing 
  • Gengar: Hex/Shadow Ball 
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball
  • Chandelure: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Air Slash/Brave Bird 
  • Hoopa (Confined): Astonish/Shadow Ball
  • Yanmega: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz 
  • Haunter: Lick/Shadow Ball 
  • Charizard (MegaX): Fire Spin/Overheat 
  • Deoxys (Attack): Poison Jab/Dark Pulse
  • Weavile: Feint Attack/Foul Play
  • Lopunny (Mega): Pound/Hyper Beam 
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Solar Beam 
  • Trevenant: Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball 
  • Banette: Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball 
  • Genesect (Douse): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor 
  • Genesect (Normal): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Genesect (Burn): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Venusaur (Mega): Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Honchkrow: Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Absol: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Pinsir: Fury Cutter/X-Scissor 
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Don’t forget to use these moves against Spoink in Pokémon Go. Any powerful generalist Pokémon can easily defeat this psychic-type Pokémon.

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