Buzzwole Raid Counters Guide

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Buzzwole is a Bug and Fighting type 5-Star Raid boss. Best Buzzwole counters include powerful Fairy, Fire, Flying and Psychic types, with a mixed range of different counters available to help you defeat it. It is 2x weak to Flying because of its dual typing.

Buzzwole Raid Boss CP is 44654, and you can catch it in the following CP Ranges:

  • 1894 CP to 1977 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2368 CP to 2472 CP at Level 25, with Rainy and Cloudy weather boost

Depending on your levels and counters, we would recommend 2-5 Trainers who are high level, and more if you don’t have optimal teams. This guide will tell you how to beat this macho Ultra Beast, as well as its optimal stats, moves and CP range.

Best Buzzwole Counters in Pokémon GO

Here are the best for the Buzzwole Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, including best Pokémon to defeat it, highest DPS attackers, and moves to use. With a wide range of counters and a fair few different type weaknesses thanks to that Bug and Fighting dual typing, most Trainers should find themselves able to whip up a strong team of counters.

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Rayquaza (Mega) Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 3 114s
2. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 6 151s
3. Moltres (Shadow) Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying 6 168s
4. Honchkrow (Shadow) Peck Flying Sky Attack Flying 16 186s
5. Staraptor (Shadow) Gust Flying Fly Flying 12 182s
6. Yveltal Gust Flying Oblivion Wing Flying 9 186s
7. Moltres Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying 6 199s
8. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 10 196s
9. Zapdos (Shadow) Thunder Shock Electric Drill Peck Flying 8 197s
10. Unfezant (Shadow) Air Slash Flying Sky Attack Flying 14 204s
11. Charizard (Mega Y) Air Slash Flying Blast Burn Fire 7 215s
12. Staraptor Gust Flying Fly Flying 13 213s
13. Ho-Oh (Shadow) Extrasensory Psychic Brave Bird Flying 6 218s
14. Honchkrow Peck Flying Sky Attack Flying 17 220s
15. Braviary Air Slash Flying Fly Flying 11 215s
16. Lugia (Shadow) Extrasensory Psychic Aeroblast Flying 6 226s
17. Mewtwo (Shadow) Psycho Cut Psychic Psystrike Psychic 14 224s
18. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin Fire Brave Bird Flying 11 226s
19. Braviary (Hisuian) Air Slash Flying Fly Flying 10 228s
20. Articuno (Galarian) Psycho Cut Psychic Brave Bird Flying 9 233s
21. Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Drill Peck Flying 9 236s
22. Unfezant Air Slash Flying Sky Attack Flying 14 240s
23. Tornadus (Incarnate) Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 11 243s
24. Tornadus Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 11 243s
25. Scyther (Shadow) Air Slash Flying Aerial Ace Flying 11 244s
26. Ho-Oh Extrasensory Psychic Brave Bird Flying 6 258s
27. Tornadus (Therian) Gust Flying Hurricane Flying 10 251s
28. Togekiss Air Slash Flying Aerial Ace Flying 6 267s
29. Lugia Extrasensory Psychic Aeroblast Flying 6 267s
30. Toucannon Peck Flying Drill Peck Flying 16 257s

Best Mega Pokémon against Buzzwole

Mega Rayquaza, Mega Pidgeot, Mega Blaziken and Mega Charizard Y perform exceptionally well against Buzzwole. These Pokémon boost Flying and Fire type attackers, and add a significant boost to your damage output.

Buzzwole Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Counter Fighting
  • Poison Jab Poison
  • Superpower Fighting
  • Fell Stinger Bug
  • Power-Up Punch Fighting
  • Lunge Bug

For PvE As Buzzwole doesn’t get access to any Bug type fast moves, it has the most potential as a Fighting type. It sadly doesn’t have Dynamic Punch right now which would have been the ideal move set in combination with Counter. It isn’t meta breaking, but could be a handy back up Fighting type for raids.

For PvP we have a dive into their use, and it looks exciting! Poison Jab and Counter are two great fast moves, literally being super fast, and some great charges moves in Lunge and Fell Stinger. Hype!

Buzzwole Stats

Buzzwole BugFighting
Max CP at lvl 40 3461 / lvl 50 3912
ATK 236 DEF 196 HP 216
Weak to Strong Against
Flying x2 Fairy Fire Psychic Bug Dark Fighting Grass Ground


Buzzwole will make a decent Fighting type for raids, but the real excitement should be in PvP! It has play in Great League and Ultra League, as well as having a really unique design generally.

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