Galarian Darumaka Raid Guide

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Darumaka (Galarian)

Galarian Darumaka is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO and is an amazing Pokémon to get a high IV variant of, due to its evolution being one of the best Ice types in the game. 

Galarian Darumaka can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 768- 823 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 961- 1030 CP at Level 25 with Snow weather boost

It is a pure Ice type and Tier 1. As such, it is an easy solo, serving as an ice cream buffet for your Fighting, Fire, Rock and Steel types. 

As mentioned, this adorable little ice ape evolves into the abominable snowman, Galarian Darmanitan. With a high ATK stat of 263, G Darm is one of the leaders of the Ice type DPS throne. But it can possibly get even better. You see, if Niantic lets Galarian Darumaka evolve into the Zen Mode of Galarian Darmanitan, then snowballs are going to turn into a snowstorm for the meta! Zen Mode is a song of fire and ice, and boasts of a 323 ATK stat! Regardless of whether G Darumaka can evolve into the Zen Mode or not, its current G Darm evolution is a beast in itself. So it’s a win-win!

Galarian 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 Galarian Darumaka are the following:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Charizard (Mega Y) Ember Fire Flamethrower Fire 6.70s 0.00
2. Alakazam (Mega) Counter Fighting Psychic Psychic 6.90s 0.00
3. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.10s 0.00
4. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.20s 0.00
5. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 7.30s 0.00
6. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 8.20s 0.00
7. Scizor (Mega) Bullet Punch Steel Iron Head Steel 8.78s 0.00
8. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 8.82s 0.00
9. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 8.90s 0.00
10. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Close Combat Fighting 8.91s 0.00
11. Lopunny (Mega) Double Kick Fighting Fire Punch Fire 9.05s 0.00
12. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Payback Dark 9.06s 0.00
13. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 9.10s 0.00
14. Pidgeot (Mega) Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 9.15s 0.00
15. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 9.25s 0.00
16. Lycanroc (Dusk) Counter Fighting Stone Edge Rock 9.22s 0.00
17. Blaziken Counter Fighting Blaze Kick Fire 9.32s 0.00
18. Aggron (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Heavy Slam Steel 9.33s 0.00
19. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 9.40s 0.00
20. Steelix (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Heavy Slam Steel 9.46s 0.00
21. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug Sludge Bomb Poison 9.88s 0.00
22. Mienshao Low Kick Fighting Stone Edge Rock 9.90s 0.00
23. Manectric (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Overheat Fire 9.98s 0.00
24. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Stone Edge Rock 9.93s 0.00
25. Victini Quick Attack Normal V-create Fire 9.92s 0.00
26. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 10.02s 0.00
27. Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 10.02s 0.00
28. Chandelure Hex Ghost Overheat Fire 10.00s 0.00
29. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 10.24s 0.00
30. Zapdos (Galarian) Counter Fighting Brave Bird Flying 10.20s 0.00
31. Heracross Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting 10.20s 0.00
32. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water 10.22s 0.00
33. Zamazenta (Hero) Metal Claw Steel Close Combat Fighting 10.24s 0.00
34. Darmanitan (Standard) Incinerate Fire Rock Slide Rock 10.35s 0.00
35. Virizion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 10.31s 0.00

Stats and Max CP

Darumaka (Galarian) Ice
Max CP at Level 40 1442 | Max CP at Level 50 1630
ATK 153 DEF 86 HP 172
Weak to Strong Against
Fighting Fire Rock Steel  Dragon Grass Ground Flying


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Tackle Normal
  • Ice Fang Ice
  • Ice Beam Ice
  • Ice Punch Ice

Both the Fire and Steel types resist the STAB Ice attacks of little G Darumaka and take it out with only their fast moves.

Oh! And Tackle is resisted by both Rock and Steel types.

Ezzz solo but totally worth it!

So raid and catch it. DON’T let it gooooo!

Author & tags

My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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