Darumaka Raid Counters Guide

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Darumaka

Darumaka is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is a part of the 2022 Lunar New Year Event, running from 10:00 AM February 1 – 8:00 PM February 7, 2022 (local time). This adorable and energetic Fire type Pokémon from the Unovan region is extremely popular and is a valuable addition to the meta as its evolution, Darmanitan, is one of the strongest Fire types for PvE. In addition, shiny Darumaka is relatively rare and boasts a pretty pink colour. So it’s easy to see why this little ball of fur and fire is a must-catch!

As mentioned already, Darumaka is a pure Fire type and as such, it is weak to the Ground, Rock and Water types.

It can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 768 – 823 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 961 – 1030 CP at Level 25 with Sunny weather boost

As it is a Tier 1 boss, it is an easy solo. 

Darumaka Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Darumaka are the following:

Darumaka Counters
Supreme Counters
Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock
Great Counters
Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power* Ground
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Rock Wrecker* Rock
Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water
Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Tyranitar Smack Down*  Rock Stone Edge Rock
Slowbro (Mega) Water Gun Water Water Pulse Water
Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water

*denotes a legacy move

Stats and Max CP

Darumaka Fire
Max CP at Level 40 1442 | Max CP at Level 50 1630
ATK 153 DEF 86 HP 172
Weak to Strong Against
Ground Rock Water  Bug Grass Ice Steel

Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Fire Fang Fire
  • Tackle Normal
  • Fire Punch Fire
  • Flame Charge Fire

Your Rock and Water type counters resist Darumaka’s Fire type attacks while the Ground types take neutral damage.

Either way, Darumaka lacks the stats and powerful moves needed to be of any bother. It’s going to be an easy win without breaking a sweat (despite the fire typing of Darumaka).

Good luck with the shiny, trainers!

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