Vaporeon Counters Guide

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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
Pokemon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Pokemon GO VenusaurVenusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
Pokemon GO Golem (alola)Golem (alola) Volt Switch Electric Wild Charge Electric
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Confusion Psychic Thunderbolt Electric
Pokemon GO TangrowthTangrowth Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass
Pokemon GO BreloomBreloom Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass
Pokemon GO ElectivireElectivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Pokemon GO Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Pokemon GO SceptileSceptile Bullet Seed Grass Leaf Blade Grass
Pokemon GO 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. Electivire Thunder Shock Wild Charge 124.2s 5
2. Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Knot 132.5s 4
3. Sceptile Fury Cutter Frenzy Plant 136.5s 4
4. Raikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge 133.0s 5
5. Magnezone Spark Wild Charge 134.4s 5
6. Zapdos Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 133.7s 5
7. Shaymin Zen Headbutt Grass Knot 148.5s 4
8. Tangrowth Vine Whip Solar Beam 150.0s 4
9. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Solar Beam 152.2s 3
10. Venusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 142.6s 4
11. Leafeon Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 149.4s 4
12. Luxray Spark Wild Charge 133.1s 6
13. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Solar Beam 149.5s 4
14. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Thunderbolt 145.1s 5
15. Latios Dragon Breath Solar Beam 166.9s 4
16. Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Knot 142.1s 6
17. Jolteon Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 147.4s 6
18. Vileplume Razor Leaf Solar Beam 161.1s 5
19. Victreebel Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 155.8s 5
20. Torterra Razor Leaf Solar Beam 158.1s 5
21. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 179.9s 3
22. Shiftry Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 155.1s 6
23. Meganium Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 172.4s 4
24. Porygon-Z Charge Beam Solar Beam 156.9s 6
25. Groudon Mud Shot Solar Beam 160.7s 6
26. Carnivine Vine Whip Power Whip 159.4s 6
27. Deoxys Charge Beam Thunderbolt 130.0s 9
28. Shaymin Hidden Power Grass Knot 183.6s 4
29. Dialga Dragon Breath Thunder 192.8s 4
30. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Outrage 180.0s 5