Crawdaunt is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokemon GO, with a boss CP of 17967. Most of the viable Crawdaunt counters are similar to Sharpedo counters, as they share a dual WaterDark typing. With a defense stat of 142, Crawdaunt is not quite as easy to solo as Sharpedo, but it is not a difficult raid either. Crawdaunt’s weaknesses are Grass, Electric, Fairy, Fighting and Bug.

Crawdaunt can be caught in the following CP ranges:

  • 1342 – 1413 CP (non-boosted)
  • 1678 – 1767 CP (boosted in Rainy or Fog)

Players with strong level 25 – 30 counters (or higher) should have no issue soloing this raid.

Crawdaunt raid counters

The best Crawdaunt counters will consist of Fighting, Electric and Grass type Pokémon, as Bug type Pokémon are not famous for their high stats, and as of now there is still no Fairy type fast move.

Here is a chart of some of the best Pokémon you can use! Each Pokémon has its own benefits in different weather conditions (such as Grass in sunny and Fighting in cloudy) so the best Pokémon of each type will be showcased closer to the top, but can vary in their individual order.

Crawdaunt counters
Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Pokemon GO MachampMachamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO BreloomBreloom Counter Fighting
  • Grass Knot * Grass
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos
  • Thunder Shock *Electric
  • Charge Beam Electric
Thunderbolt Electric
Pokemon GO ElectivireElectivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Pokemon GO MagnezoneMagnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric
Pokemon GO HariyamaHariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO SceptileSceptile Fury Cutter Bug Frenzy Plant * Grass
Pokemon GO RoseradeRoserade Razor Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass
Pokemon GO TogekissTogekiss Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy
Pokemon GO VenusaurVenusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant * Grass


*Legacy move

Discount or ‘fun to use’ counters, though risky in a solo setting, can also be used. Here are a few of the ones we recommend:

Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO HeracrossHeracross Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting
Pokemon GO LuxrayLuxray Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric
Pokemon GO LucarioLucario Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting
Pokemon GO JolteonJolteon Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Thunderbolt Electric
Pokemon GO Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Pokemon GO TangrowthTangrowth Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass


From there down, the time to win just grows higher and higher (there are only 180 seconds in these Tiers 3s!). If you are in a small group, you can battle with whatever you please, but remember that super effective damage is the most important!

Crawdaunt Move Sets

Crawdaunt’s movepool is generally non-threatening, comprised of mostly Water and Dark moves. Below is a list:

Fast Moves

  • Snarl Dark
  • Waterfall Water

Charge Moves

  • Bubble Beam Water
  • Night Slash Dark
  • Vice Grip Normal

Snarl and Waterfall are equally slow. Waterfall has more of a kick to it with a 16 DPS to Snarl’s 13 DPS, but Snarl has a slightly higher EPS, at 10.9 to Waterfall’s 6.7, making charge moves fire off a little quicker. Neither of these moves are at all threatening to your general counters, so no matter which one the boss has, you should be good.

All three Charge moves are 3 bar moves, meaning they will fire off like cannons no matter what you do. Night Slash has the highest damage output with a power of 50, Bubble Beam second with a power output of 45, and Vice Grip dead last at 35.

Vice Grip, being super effective against nothing, makes it the easiest charge move against a mixed team. Night Slash would be resisted by Fighting type counters, allowing them to last longer, and Bubble Beam would be resisted by Grass counters, also giving them better longevity.

Weather Effect on Raid

Weather has been mentioned a few times now, and is just as important as a move set for a raid! Here is a chart that easily lays out the pros and cons of each weather:

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny Boosts your Grass type moves No Cons
Partly Cloudy No Pros Boosts Crawdaunt’s Vice Grip Normal
Cloudy Boosts your Fighting and Fairy type moves No Cons
Windy No Pros nor Cons
Rainy Boosts your Bug and Electric type moves Boosts Crawdaunt’s Water type moves
Fog No Pros Boost’s Crawdaunt’s Dark type moves


Rainy, Sunny and Cloudy weather are your most favorable weather scenarios if you use the types that are boosted in their respective weather conditions.

Final Notes

We hope this raid guide helps you to reach your dreams of soloing a Crawdaunt that we know you all definitely have. Just a reminder that this is not a very difficult raid, so it should not intimidate you if you are looking for an easy Tier 3 solo for your free pass of the day. Stick to super effective and adequate level counters.

Happy raiding!

Raw Simulator Output

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Raikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge 116.3s 3
2. Machamp Counter Dynamic Punch 114.8s 3
3. Breloom Counter Dynamic Punch 114.6s 4
4. Zapdos Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 119.1s 3
5. Electivire Thunder Shock Wild Charge 111.2s 4
6. Magnezone Spark Wild Charge 118.6s 4
7. Hariyama Counter Dynamic Punch 123.9s 3
8. Sceptile Fury Cutter Frenzy Plant 119.5s 4
9. Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Knot 120.3s 4
10. Togekiss Charm Dazzling Gleam 130.7s 3
11. Venusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 126.7s 4
12. Tangrowth Vine Whip Solar Beam 131.8s 3
13. Luxray Spark Wild Charge 119.5s 5
14. Shaymin Hidden Power Grass Knot 131.3s 3
15. Heracross Counter Close Combat 128.1s 4
16. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Solar Beam 135.1s 3
17. Leafeon Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 134.3s 4
18. Lucario Counter Close Combat 128.5s 4
19. Gardevoir Charm Dazzling Gleam 128.0s 5
20. Toxicroak Counter Dynamic Punch 127.7s 5
21. Blaziken Counter Focus Blast 122.7s 5
22. Jolteon Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 130.5s 5
23. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Solar Beam 132.4s 5
24. Torterra Razor Leaf Solar Beam 142.1s 4
25. Groudon Mud Shot Solar Beam 139.7s 4
26. Shiftry Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 138.2s 4
27. Porygon-Z Charge Beam Solar Beam 134.2s 5
28. Granbull Charm Play Rough 135.8s 5
29. Victreebel Razor Leaf Solar Beam 135.0s 5
30. Gallade Low Kick Leaf Blade 140.0s 5