Vaporeon Raid Guide: best Vaporeon counters in Pokemon GO

Vaporeon must be nerfed

Vaporeon is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO with 15985 Raid Boss CP. Vaporeon is soloable. Best Vaporeon counters are strong Electric and Grass type Pokemon like Raikou, Zapdos, Electivire, Thunderbolt Mewtwo Roserade and Venusaur.

Vaporeon can have the following CP values when caught in a post raid capture encounter:

  • 1699 – 1779 CP in normal weather conditions
  • 2124 – 2225 CP  in rainy weather for weather boosts.

Vaporeon is not a super difficult fight and most teams with level 30 counters can finish the fight in around 130 seconds (+- 10 seconds in lag spikes). Given how easy and readily available Pokemon like Raikou and Zapdos were in the past, we expect you won’t have any problems here.

Best Vaporeon Raid counters

The following table lists best Vaporeon raid counters in Pokemon GO.

Vaporeon counters
Weakness Electric Grass Boosted by Rainy
Supreme Vaporeon Counters
Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Excellent Vaporeon counters
Venusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Mewtwo Confusion Psychic Thunderbolt Electric
Roserade Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass

Vaporeon Raid Counters Explained

Vaporeon is a cakewalk if you’re super effective against it and have decent counters. Before joining a raid make sure you are using Pokémon with proper movesets. Vaporeon takes Super Effective damage from electric and grass type Movesets, due to its water type.

Without much fuss, anything with Electric moves or Solar Beam is a great choice against Vaporeon. Your best bet will be Raikou, by far. Especially in the rain, however plenty of other attackers exist that can match up closely, including aforementioned Zapdos, both variety of Exeggutor, Frenzy Plant Venusaur, and Sceptile.

Weather Effects

Vaporeon only has water moves, which makes it easy to plan for as it can only be boosted, and therefore harder, in the Rainy weather. Meanwhile, your attackers can see boosts in both the Rainy weather , for Electric types, and in Sunny weather, for Grass counters. This makes it best to hit Vaporeon in the clear, as it can only suffer disadvantages more and not receive a boost itself.

Additional Counters

Organized by Neutral Weather TTW via Pokebattler.

  • Cacturne with Sucker Punch/Grass Knot
  • Latios with Dragon Breath/Solar Beam
  • Mewtwo with Confusion/Shadow Ball
  • Breloom with Bullet Seed/Seed Bomb
  • Salamance with Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Vileplume with Razor Leaf/Solar beam
  • Manetric with Charge Beam/Wild Charge

Considerably weaker, but still viable counters, mostly used in large groups as throw away attackers (or teams worth for the challenge-seeking among you):

  • Raichu with Spark/ Wild Charge
  • Magneton with Spark/ Zap Cannon
  • Tangela with Vine Whip/ Solar Beam
  • Machamp with Counter/ Dynamic Punch
  • Electrode with Spark/ Discharge

It could take a few attempts, but this is basically it.

Raid data

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Raikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge 126.3s 4
2. Zapdos Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 132.8s 5
3. Electivire Thunder Shock Wild Charge 124.4s 6
4. Magnezone Spark Wild Charge 130.6s 6
5. Deoxys Zen Headbutt Zap Cannon 85.5s 9
6. Mewtwo Confusion Thunderbolt 133.9s 5
7. Roserade Razor Leaf Solar Beam 132.6s 5
8. Venusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 134.5s 4
9. Luxray Spark Wild Charge 138.8s 7
10. Leafeon Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 143.8s 5
11. Sceptile Fury Cutter Leaf Blade 144.1s 5
12. Tangrowth Vine Whip Solar Beam 139.3s 4
13. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Solar Beam 144.9s 4
14. Victreebel Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 148.0s 6
15. Palkia Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 154.4s 3
16. Manectric Charge Beam Wild Charge 147.5s 8
17. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 152.1s 4
18. Shiftry Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 148.7s 6
19. Shaymin Zen Headbutt Grass Knot 136.3s 4
20. Raichu Spark Wild Charge 151.9s 8
21. Latios Dragon Breath Solar Beam 154.9s 4
22. Torterra Razor Leaf Solar Beam 158.0s 6
23. Golem Rock Throw Wild Charge 157.2s 9
24. Jolteon Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 149.2s 8
25. Gengar Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 158.7s 9
26. Carnivine Vine Whip Power Whip 153.6s 6
27. Salamence Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 155.9s 5
28. Dialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor 168.9s 5
29. Breloom Counter Seed Bomb 155.6s 8
30. Rotom Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 159.6s 6
31. Cacturne Sucker Punch Grass Knot 154.1s 8
32. Meganium Vine Whip Solar Beam 173.8s 5
33. Ampharos Charge Beam Zap Cannon 171.7s 6
34. Dragonite Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 162.2s 4
35. Vileplume Razor Leaf Solar Beam 166.6s 6
36. Groudon Dragon Tail Solar Beam 163.2s 8
37. Garchomp Dragon Tail Outrage 167.7s 6
38. Gallade Low Kick Leaf Blade 163.0s 7
39. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Slide 151.4s 10
40. Ho-Oh Extrasensory Solar Beam 166.8s 8
41. Ludicolo Razor Leaf Solar Beam 179.4s 4
42. Cherrim Razor Leaf Power Whip 173.3s 6
43. Sunflora Bullet Seed Solar Beam 172.6s 8
44. Cherim Razor Leaf Power Whip 170.8s 7
45. Machamp Counter Dynamic Punch 168.1s 9
46. Darkrai Feint Attack Dark Pulse 171.2s 8