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:
|Blastoise (Mega)||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon* Water|
|Aerodactyl (Mega)||Rock Throw Rock||Rock Slide Rock|
|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
|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|
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
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!