Drifblim Raid Counters Guide

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Drifblim is a tier 3 raid boss with a raid boss CP of 12655.

Drifblim can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1287 – 1361 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1609 – 1701 CP at Level 25 with Windy or Fog weather boost

It is a Ghost & Flying type, which makes it weak to Rock, Dark, Ice, Electric and Ghost type moves.

Drifblim Raid Counters

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.

Drifblim’s best raid counters are listed below:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 45.36s 1.33
2. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 55.87s 0.33
3. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Payback Dark 54.47s 1.33
4. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 54.32s 1.33
5. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 55.43s 1.17
6. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Crunch Dark 61.74s 0.33
7. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Zap Cannon Electric 60.54s 1.17
8. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 62.71s 2.00
9. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 69.45s 1.33
10. Xurkitree Spark Electric Discharge Electric 68.44s 1.67
11. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 74.06s 1.33
12. Hydreigon Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 75.61s 1.17
13. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 76.64s 1.17
14. Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 76.84s 1.50
15. Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 73.45s 2.40
16. Thundurus (Therian) Bite Dark Thunderbolt Electric 74.38s 2.17
17. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 84.49s 0.50
18. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 73.73s 2.50
19. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 75.77s 2.17
20. Blastoise (Mega) Bite Dark Hydro Cannon Water 80.73s 1.33
21. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 77.50s 2.00
22. Weavile Snarl Dark Avalanche Ice 80.90s 1.33
23. Gengar Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 72.40s 3.20
24. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 79.45s 1.80
25. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 81.94s 1.33
26. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 85.02s 1.00
27. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 80.33s 1.83
28. Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 87.87s 0.67
29. Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 83.16s 1.33
30. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 81.74s 1.00
31. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Meteor Beam Rock 83.35s 1.25
32. Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 80.50s 2.00
33. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 83.66s 1.00
34. Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 83.49s 1.33
35. Zapdos Charge Beam Electric Thunderbolt Electric 85.22s 1.50

* marks a legacy move

Drifblim 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 + Shadow Ball Mewtwo
  • Other megas such as Mega Abomasnow
  • Eevolutions such as Glaceon or Jolteon (with full ice and electric type movesets, respectively)
  • Hydreigon, Zacian-H, Honchkrow or Luxray

Stats and Max CP

Drifblim GhostFlying
Max CP at Level 40 2382 | Max CP at Level 50 2693
ATK 180 DEF 102 STA 312
Weak to Strong Against
Rock Dark Ice Electric Ghost Ghost Psychic


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Hex Ghost
  • Astonish Ghost
  • Shadow Ball Ghost
  • Ominous Wind Ghost
  • Icy Wind Ice

Drifblim is a very good Pokémon to use in PvP battles. It has great potential in both Great and Ultra League and can fulfil different roles. Its best moveset is Hex, Shadow Ball and Icy Wind, and the best IV distributions are 0/15/12 (Level 24) and 1/15/15 (Level 50) for Great and Ultra League, respectively.

Since these IV spreads cannot be obtained in raids, I would recommend rerolling the IVs of your raid-caught Drifblim with Good, Great and perhaps even Ultra friends.

We hope you found this raid guide useful!

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