Pokémon Go: Best Movesets and Counters for Swadloon

Guide for the best counters against Swadloon during Battle Raids!

Swadloon is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go that resembles a caterpillar. It appears to be wrapped in leaves and has a body yellow with the leaves wrapping around it green in color. It also has a “V” shaped leaf-like appendage on the top of its head. It has a frowning expression which makes it appear to be always gloomy. It is a fairly easy raid boss to fight against so in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Swadloon as quickly as possible.

Swadloon in Pokémon Go

Swadloon is a dual-type Bug and Grass Pokémon with a maximum raid boss CP of 10377. It is vulnerable to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Rock-type attacks while also having a 2x weakness towards Fire-type attacks. Its huge range of different types of counters available makes it an easy opponent to fight against even though it is a Tier 3 Raid Boss for high-level and low-level players alike.

Swadloon Movesets

Pokémon Go Swadloon counters
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The best moves from the moveset of Swadloon are Bug Bite and Bug Buzz. Both of them have a combined DPS of 44.4 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its movepool include Struggle Bug, Energy Ball, and Silver Wind.

Best counters against Swadloon in Pokémon Go

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

  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Gust/Brave Bird
  • Charizard (Mega X): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Houndoom (Mega): Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  • Reshiram: Fire Fang/Fusion Flare
  • Moltres: Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Salamence (Mega): Fire Fang/Fire Blast
  • Volcarona: Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Chandelure: Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Heatran: Fire Spin/Not_found
  • Darmanitan (Standard): Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Ho-Oh: Incinerate/Brave Bird
  • Blaziken: Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Entei: Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Darmanitan: Fire Fang/Overheat
  • Emboar: Ember/Blast Burn
  • Charizard: Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Rayquaza: Air Slash/Hurricane
  • Flareon: Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Gengar (Mega): Hex/Sludge Bomb
  • Staraptor: Gust/Brave Bird
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/Sludge Bomb
  • Infernape: Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Honchkrow: Peck/Brave Bird
  • Groudon (Primal): Dragon Tail/Fire Punch
  • Yveltal: Gust/Hurricane
  • Delphox: Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Salamence: Fire Fang/Fire Blast
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Braviary: Air Slash/Brave Bird
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Aerial Ace
  • Arcanine (Hisuian): Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  • Pinsir (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor
  • Magmortar: Fire Spin/Fire Blast
Pokémon Go Swadloon counters
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Players should try to use their best Fire-type Pokémon as Swadloon has a 2x weakness towards it and they should capitalize on it. Apart from Fire Pokémon, there are still pretty other counter types to choose from so players will not face many problems while setting up their team for the raid.

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