Ninjask Raid Counters Guide

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Ninjask is a Tier 4 Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, with a raid boss CP of 22878. Ninjask Counters are strong Rock-types such as Tyranitar, Rhyperior, Golem, and Rampardos. It appears that although it is a Level 4 boss, Ninjask is soloable under the right conditions (weather boost and/or powered-up counters) due to its double weakness to Rock-type attacks. We’d recommend having Level 35+ counters before attempting this solo. Ninjask is a Bug Flying type that has the following stats:

Ninjask BugFlying
Max CP 1969
ATK 199 DEF 112 HP 156
Weak to Strong Against
Rock Electric Fire Flying Ice Grass Psychic Dark Fighting Flying

Since Nincada has been a rare Pokémon up to this point (being only obtainable from research tasks), now is a great time to register its evolution into your Pokédex if you haven’t already! Its max capture CPs are as follows:

  • 1061 – 1125 CP (no weather boost, level 20 100% IV)
  • 1326 – 1406 CP (weather boosted in Windy and Rainy, level 25 100% IV)

Ninjask Counters

Ninjask Raid Counters
WEAKNESS Rock Fire Electric Flying Ice BOOSTED BY Windy Rainy
Supreme Ninjask Raid Counters
Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Rampardos is the only Pokémon on this list which can consistently solo a Ninjask raid without weather or friendship boosts, provided that the player has a team of them powered up.
Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Excellent Ninjask Raid Counters
Omastar Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock
Golem Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock
Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock
Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Ancient Power Rock
Regirock Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock
Heatran Fire Spin Fire Stone Edge Rock
Moltres Fire Spin Fire Sky Attack Flying
Good Ninjask Raid Counters
Sudowoodo Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock
Melmetal Thunder Shock Electric Rock Slide Rock
Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Ancient Power Rock
Entei Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire

Raid Infographic

Courtesy of Josh Provines:



Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Fury Cutter Bug
  • Metal Claw Steel
  • Shadow Ball Ghost
  • Aerial Ace Flying
  • Bug Buzz Bug

Weather Influence

Take on this Raid Boss in Partly Cloudy weather if possible! Here’s a handy chart to help you visualize the effects of weather on battle:

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny Boosts counters’ Fire moves
Partly Cloudy Boosts counters’ Rock moves
Rainy Boosts counters’ Electric moves Boosts Ninjask’s Fury Cutter and Bug Buzz
Fog Boosts Ninjask’s Shadow Ball
Snow Boosts counters’ Ice moves Boosts Ninjask’s Metal Claw
Windy Boosts counters’ Flying moves Boosts Ninjask’s Aerial Ace

Good luck and happy raiding, Trainers!

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