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
VaporeonVaporeon
Weakness Electric Grass Boosted by Rainy
Supreme Vaporeon Counters
RaikouRaikou
  • Thunder Shock Electric
  • Wild Charge Electric
ZapdosZapdos
  • Thunder Shock Electric
  • Thunderbolt Electric
Excellent Vaporeon counters
VenusaurVenusaur
  • Vine Whip Grass
  • Frenzy Plant Grass
Golem (alola)Golem (alola)
  • Volt Switch Electric
  • Wild Charge Electric
MewtwoMewtwo
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Thunderbolt Electric
TangrowthTangrowth
  • Vine Whip Grass
  • Solar Beam Grass
BreloomBreloom
  • Bullet Seed Grass
  • Grass Knot Grass
ElectivireElectivire
  • Thunder Shock Electric
  • Wild Charge Electric
Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola)
  • Bullet Seed Grass
  • Solar Beam Grass
SceptileSceptile
  • Bullet Seed Grass
  • Leaf Blade Grass
RoseradeRoserade
  • Razor Leaf Grass
  • Solar Beam 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

  • Luxray with Spark/ Wild Charge
  • Groudon with Mud Shot/ Solar Beam
  • Latios with Dragon Breath/ Solar Beam
  • Palkia with Dragon Tail/ Draco Meteor
  • Victreebel with Razor Leaf/ Leaf Blade
  • Meganium with Vine Whip/ Frenzy Plant
  • Carnivine with Vine Whip/ Power Whip

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

  • Manectric with Charge Beam/ Wild Charge
  • Shiftry with Razor Leaf/ Leaf Blade
  • Gengar with Shadow Claw/ Shadow Ball
  • Vileplume with Razor Leaf/ Solar Beam
  • Salamence with Dragon Tail/ Draco Meteor

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

Raid data

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. RaikouRaikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge 115.65s 4
2. ZapdosZapdos Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 117.57s 4
3. MagnezoneMagnezone Spark Wild Charge 113.957s 5
4. VenusaurVenusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 120.5s 3
5. Golem (Alola)Golem (Alola) Volt Switch Wild Charge 138.1s 4
6. LeafeonLeafeon Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 126.975s 3
7. MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Thunderbolt 124.3s 4
8. TangrowthTangrowth Vine Whip Solar Beam 130.225s 3
9. BreloomBreloom Bullet Seed Grass Knot 122.275s 5
10. ElectivireElectivire Thunder Shock Wild Charge 113.9s 6
11. Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Solar Beam 134.075s 2
12. SceptileSceptile Bullet Seed Leaf Blade 132.825s 4
13. RoseradeRoserade Razor Leaf Solar Beam 121.85s 5
14. LuxrayLuxray Spark Wild Charge 118.525s 6
15. GroudonGroudon Mud Shot Solar Beam 141.975s 6
16. Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky) Hidden Power Grass Knot 129.75s 3
17. LatiosLatios Dragon Breath Solar Beam 136.275s 4
18. PalkiaPalkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 148.85s 2
19. VictreebelVictreebel Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 131.4s 5
20. MeganiumMeganium Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 151.5s 4
21. CarnivineCarnivine Vine Whip Power Whip 136.125s 5
22. ManectricManectric Charge Beam Wild Charge 126.725s 7
23. ShiftryShiftry Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 134.2s 5
24. GengarGengar Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 157.8s 5
25. VileplumeVileplume Razor Leaf Solar Beam 145.7s 5
26. SalamenceSalamence Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 158.45s 4
27. TorterraTorterra Razor Leaf Solar Beam 146.1s 6
28. Rotom (Wash)Rotom (Wash) Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 145.6s 5
29. LudicoloLudicolo Razor Leaf Solar Beam 155.6s 3
30. DeoxysDeoxys Charge Beam Thunderbolt 110.625s 8