Binacle Raid Guide

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After the end of the Lunar New Year event, Binacle will be available in raids as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO. Binacle can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 497 – 540 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 621 – 675 CP at Level 25 with Partly Cloudy or Rainy weather boost

It is a Rock & Water type, which makes it weak to Grass (x2), Ground, Electric, and Fighting type moves.

Binacle Raid Counters

Binacle’s best raid counters are listed below:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 41.27s 0.00
2. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 56.20s 0.00
3. Abomasnow (Mega) Razor Leaf Grass Energy Ball Grass 55.06s 0.67
4. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass 63.15s 0.33
5. Tangrowth Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 66.66s 0.00
6. Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass 60.98s 0.67
7. Sceptile Bullet Seed Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 62.98s 0.50
8. Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass 64.74s 0.33
9. Torterra Razor Leaf Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 68.66s 0.00
10. Chesnaught Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass 69.25s 0.00
11. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 60.95s 1.00
12. Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass 62.80s 0.83
13. Venusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 65.06s 0.67
14. Leafeon Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass 69.14s 0.33
15. Victreebel Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass 68.88s 0.67
16. Simisage Vine Whip Grass Grass Knot Grass 67.37s 0.83
17. Ampharos (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Zap Cannon Electric 69.62s 0.67
18. Vileplume Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass 69.60s 0.67
19. Leavanny Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Storm Grass 70.74s 0.67
20. Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 70.09s 0.67
21. Porygon-Z Lock-On Normal Solar Beam Grass 68.97s 1.00
22. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Solar Beam Grass 77.21s 0.33
23. Shiftry Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 72.25s 1.00
24. Meganium Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 77.83s 0.50
25. Carnivine Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 73.74s 1.00
26. Tangela Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass 74.60s 1.00
27. Sirfetch'd Counter Fighting Leaf Blade Grass 75.09s 1.00
28. Serperior Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 78.55s 0.67
29. Maractus Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass 77.74s 1.00
30. Gallade Low Kick Fighting Leaf Blade Grass 82.21s 0.50
31. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Focus Blast Fighting 78.29s 1.00
32. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Solar Beam Grass 81.50s 0.67
33. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 85.02s 0.33
34. Ludicolo Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Storm Grass 82.37s 0.67
35. Sunflora Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Storm Grass 79.53s 1.00

Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.

Binacle has so many weaknesses that the list could go on forever. If you don’t have any of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

  • Generalist” Pokémon such as Psycho Cut + Psystrike* Mewtwo
  • Other heavy-hitting megas
  • Eevolutions not listed such as Jolteon (with a full electric type moveset)

Stats and Max CP

Binacle RockWater
Max CP at Level 40 946 | Max CP at Level 50 1069
ATK 96 DEF 120 STA 123
Weak to Strong Against
Grass (x2) Ground Electric and Fighting Fire Normal Electric Rock


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Mud-Slap Ground
  • Scratch Normal
  • Cross Chop Fighting
  • Dig Ground
  • Ancient Power Rock

We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!

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