As part of the Halloween event, Halloween Mischief Drifblim will be available in raids as a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon GO. It can be shiny, but according to the official blog post, it’s probably gonna be a hard one to get.
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 & 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:
|Gengar (Mega)||Shadow Claw Ghost or Lick* Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Houndoom (Mega)||Snarl Dark||Foul Play Dark|
|Manectric (Mega)||Thunder Fang Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|Gyarados (Mega)||Bite Dark||Crunch Dark|
|Darkrai||Snarl Dark||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Zekrom||Charge Beam Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|Thundurus (Therian)||Volt Switch Electric||Thunderbolt Electric|
|Rampardos||Smack Down Rock||Rock Slide Rock|
|Darmanitan (Galarian)||Ice Fang Ice||Avalanche Ice|
|Weavile||Snarl Dark||Avalanche Ice or Foul Play Dark|
|Chandelure||Hex Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Ampharos (Mega)||Volt Switch Electric||Zap Cannon Electric|
|Gengar||Shadow Claw Ghost or Lick* Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Rhyperior||Smack Down Rock||Rock Wrecker* Rock|
|Electivire||Thunder Shock Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|Yveltal||Snarl Dark||Dark Pulse Dark|
|Giratina (Origin)||Shadow Claw Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Raikou||Thunder Shock Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|Terrakion||Smack Down Rock||Rock Slide Rock|
|Tyranitar||Bite Dark or Smack Down* Rock||Crunch Dark or Stone Edge Rock|
|Mamoswine||Powder Snow Ice||Avalanche Ice|
|Zapdos||Thunder Shock* Electric||Thunderbolt Electric|
|Magnezone||Spark Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
* 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
Keep in mind that Mega Gengar is currently boosted and thus in a tier of its own. If a “Super Supreme Counters” Tier were to exist, Mega Gengar would be the only Pokémon there.
Stats and Max CP
|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|
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!