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. 

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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:

Galarian Darumaka Counters
Supreme Counters
Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire
Great Counters
Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel
Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Heatran Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire
Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire
Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn* Fire
Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting
Darmanitan Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Entei Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire
Blaziken Counter Fighting Blast Burn* Fire
Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Victini Quick Attack Normal V Create Fire

* marks a legacy move

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

Moveset

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!

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