Granbull is a new Tier 3 raid boss, its raid boss CP is 16457, and it is Fairy type. Its max capture CPs are as follows:

  • 1823 CP (100% IV, level 25, boosted Cloudy weather)
  • 1458 CP (100% IV, level 20, no weather boost)

In this guide, you will learn how to take down this Tier 3 raid boss. Granbull has a high Attack stat of 212, so it does hit hard, but it is still soloable, theoretically speaking. In some ways, it is the same as Jynx, just with a slightly lower Attack stat, and only one STAB move, its Charge move Play Rough.


Granbull Raid Counters

The best counters for Granbull consists of mainly Steel and Poison types, with some Pokémon that can learn moves of those type. The list below will help you to figure out what your best counters are.

Granbull weaknesses and weather boost
GranbullGranbull
Weakness Steel Poison Boosted by Cloudy
Granbull Counters
MetagrossMetagross
  • Bullet Punch Steel
  • Meteor Mash Steel
RoseradeRoserade
  • Poison Jab Poison
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
ToxicroakToxicroak
  • Poison Jab Poison
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
HeatranHeatran
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Iron Head Steel
GengarGengar
  • Lick Ghost
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
ScizorScizor
  • Bullet Punch Steel
  • Iron Head Steel
TyranitarTyranitar
  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Stone Edge Rock
VictreebelVictreebel
  • Acid Poison
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
MachampMachamp
  • Bullet Punch Steel
  • Heavy Slam Steel
Muk (Alola)Muk (Alola)
  • Poison Jab Poison
  • Gunk Shot Poison
MewtwoMewtwo
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Shadow Ball Ghost
SkuntankSkuntank
  • Poison Jab Poison
  • Sludge Bomb Poison

Granbull Movesets

Granbull has access to the following moves:

  • Bite (Dark, Fast)
  • Snarl (Dark, Fast)
  • Play Rough (Fairy, Charge 2 bars)
  • Crunch (Dark, Charge 2 bars)
  • Close Combat (Fighting, Charge 1 bar)

With all of its Fast moves being Dark, the only thing you need to watch out is the Charge move.

Bite / Snarl Dark Play Rough Fairy
Do not use Tyranitar or Toxicroak as both are weak to Fairy. Use Metagross, Roserade, or other powerful Poison, Steel, or even Fire types
Bite / Snarl Dark Crunch Dark
Stay away from Gengar as it is weak to Dark.
Bite / Snarl Dark Close Combat Fighting
Metagross and Roserade are easily the best ones to use here, while Poison types such as Gengar and Toxicroak soon follow after.

Weather Influence

Because of its weird moveset, though not boosting its CP, Fog will surely boost its Fast moves while possibly boost its Charge move Crunch as well, because of their Dark typing, while not really boosting any counters super effective hits. However, this weather can make Gengar with Sludge Bomb usable, and if against Crunch, Bullet Punch / Heavy Slam Machamp.

Cloudy does boost Granbull CP, and it also boosts two of its Charge move, Play Rough and Close Combat. The good news is that it also boosts Poison types, so you can use Roserade, Toxicroak, and others.

On other weather, Granbull can’t do much. Snow will play well for Steel type attackers like Metagross and Scizor while [clear] will make Heatran reign, along with other Fire that resists its Fairy STAB.

Partly Cloudy, Windy, and Rainy doesn’t do much other than boosting Tyranitar’s Stone Edge, Dragonite’s Hurricane, and boosting other generalists you may use when you don’t have the sufficient counters.

Final Notes

  • When its Fog and the Charge Move is Crunch, it will have very unconventional counters, but regular counters can still apply.
  • It is soloable but it’s rather quirky moveset will really make you think before going against it.
  • With the lack of prominent Poison and Steel attackers, don’t be afraid to use your Generalists like Kyogre, Gyarados, and Raikou.
  • 1458 CP for a Perfect IV non-boosted Granbull and 1823 CP for a Perfect IV boosted Granbull.