Morelull Raid Guide

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Morelull GrassFairy

Morelull is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO, and it can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 545 – 590 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 681 – 738 CP at Level 25 with Sunny or Cloudy weather boost

Morelull is a GrassFairy type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Fire, Ice, Flying, Steel and Poison type moves. Morelull is making its debut in the Festival of Lights (2022) event. It can NOT be Shiny.

Morelull Raid Counters

Morelull best raid counters are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Hex Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 4.90s 0.00
2. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug Sludge Bomb Poison 5.30s 0.00
3. Nihilego Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 6.90s 0.00
4. Charizard (Mega Y) Wing Attack Flying Blast Burn Fire 7.70s 0.00
5. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 8.40s 0.00
6. Roserade Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 8.42s 0.00
7. Overqwil Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 9.21s 0.00
8. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 9.42s 0.00
9. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab Poison Zap Cannon Electric 9.58s 0.00
10. Toxicroak Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 9.99s 0.00
11. Pidgeot (Mega) Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 10.00s 0.00
12. Scolipede Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 9.99s 0.00
13. Gengar Lick Ghost Sludge Wave Poison 10.37s 0.00
14. Victreebel Acid Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 11.02s 0.00
15. Staraptor Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 11.19s 0.00
16. Haunter Astonish Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 11.29s 0.00
17. Salazzle Poison Jab Poison Poison Fang Poison 11.24s 0.00
18. Darkrai Snarl Dark Sludge Bomb Poison 11.39s 0.00
19. Qwilfish (Hisuian) Poison Sting Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 11.42s 0.00
20. Arbok Acid Poison Gunk Shot Poison 11.50s 0.00
21. Skuntank Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 11.61s 0.00
22. Moltres Wing Attack Flying Overheat Fire 11.53s 0.00
23. Genesect (Douse) Metal Claw Steel Gunk Shot Poison 11.58s 0.00
24. Roselia Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 11.63s 0.00
25. Slowking (Galarian) Acid Poison Sludge Wave Poison 11.67s 0.00
26. Dragalge Acid Poison Gunk Shot Poison 11.70s 0.00
27. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Luster Purge Psychic 11.83s 0.00
28. Sneasler Poison Jab Poison Aerial Ace Flying 11.78s 0.00
29. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 11.82s 0.00
30. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 11.89s 0.00
31. Vileplume Acid Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 11.98s 0.00
32. Drapion Poison Sting Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 12.09s 0.00
33. Braviary Air Slash Flying Brave Bird Flying 12.30s 0.00
34. Tentacruel Acid Poison Sludge Wave Poison 12.33s 0.00
35. Blaziken Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 12.33s 0.00

Disclaimer: 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 guide. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.
Morelull is fairly easy to take down and shouldn’t take you more than one of the above Pokémon if fully powered up to be successful. Morelull is double weak to poison, so even not fully powered up poison types should be very effective. If it has “Sludge Bomb”, “Sludge Wave” or “Gunk Shot”, then go ahead and use it. When in doubt, bring all your Poison type Pokémon.

Stats and Max CP

Morelull GrassFairy
Max CP at Level 40 1033 | Max CP at Level 50 1168
ATK 108 DEF 119 STA 120
Weak to Strong Against
Fire Flying Ice Poison Steel Water Fighting Dragon Ground Rock Dark


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Astonish Ghost
  • Dazzling Gleam Fairy
  • Seed Bomb Grass
  • Giga Drain Grass

Weather Influence

Weather will likely only help you out against Morelull. Since its strongest counters are mostly Poison and Fire types, Cloudy and Sunny weather will benefit you more than it does Morelull. Its move pool does not offer good coverage and its Grass type moves are not very effective against the counters listed above, so even in Sunny weather, the empowered grass type attacks shouldn’t cause you too much pain.

Final Notes

Morelull and its evolution Shiinotic are currently the only Pokémon in the game that can learn Giga Drain. As of writing, this move is not anything special. We suggest to catch a few for the Pokédex then transfer the rest.

While Giga Drain does have a potential to be buffed (possibly increasing Defense per use), Shiinotic does not have access to any useful Fast Moves, and it cannot learn any of the existing Fast Moves in the main series games. This means it can only learn a new Fast Move if a new move is introduced that is in Shiinotic’s main series learnset.

We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!

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