Numel Raid Guide

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

  • 557 – 604 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 697 – 755 CP at Level 25 with Sunny weather boost

It is an Fire & Ground type, which makes it weak to Water (x2) and Ground type moves. And yes, it can be shiny, but it is a full odd shiny.

Numel Raid Counters

Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.

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

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Feraligatr Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 5.70s 0.00
2. Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 5.70s 0.00
3. Gyarados Waterfall Water Aqua Tail Water 6.20s 0.00
4. Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 6.50s 0.00
5. Vaporeon Water Gun Water Scald Water 6.50s 0.00
6. Clawitzer Water Gun Water Crabhammer Water 6.70s 0.00
7. Samurott Waterfall Water Razor Shell Water 7.29s 0.00
8. Greninja Bubble Water Surf Water 7.49s 0.00
9. Crawdaunt Waterfall Water Bubble Beam Water 7.89s 0.00
10. Empoleon Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 7.90s 0.00
11. Blastoise Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 8.00s 0.00
12. Sharpedo Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 8.30s 0.00
13. Kyogre Waterfall Water Blizzard Ice 8.30s 0.00
14. Simipour Water Gun Water Surf Water 8.29s 0.00
15. Primarina Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 8.30s 0.00
16. Floatzel Waterfall Water Aqua Jet Water 8.57s 0.00
17. Suicune Ice Fang Ice Hydro Pump Water 8.60s 0.00
18. Golisopod Waterfall Water Aqua Jet Water 8.59s 0.00
19. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Surf Water 8.69s 0.00
20. Kingdra Waterfall Water Octazooka Water 8.70s 0.00
21. Carracosta Water Gun Water Surf Water 8.78s 0.00
22. Tapu Fini Water Gun Water Surf Water 8.79s 0.00
23. Milotic Waterfall Water Surf Water 8.80s 0.00
24. Gorebyss Water Gun Water Water Pulse Water 8.80s 0.00
25. Rotom (Wash) Thunder Shock Electric Hydro Pump Water 8.78s 0.00
26. Politoed Bubble Water Weather Ball Water 9.01s 0.00
27. Pelipper Water Gun Water Weather Ball Water 9.38s 0.00
28. Basculin Water Gun Water Aqua Tail Water 9.37s 0.00
29. Basculin (Blue Striped) Water Gun Water Muddy Water Water 9.44s 0.00
30. Basculin (Red Striped) Water Gun Water Aqua Tail Water 9.43s 0.00
31. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Surf Water 9.40s 0.00
32. Poliwrath Bubble Water Scald Water 9.47s 0.00
33. Omastar Mud Shot Ground Hydro Pump Water 9.50s 0.00
34. Kabutops Waterfall Water Stone Edge Rock 9.50s 0.00
35. Ludicolo Bubble Water Hydro Pump Water 9.50s 0.00

* marks a legacy move

Numel has a glaring 4x weakness to Water type moves, so it’s strongly recommended to use Pokémon that take advantage of that fact. If you don’t have any of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

  • “Generalist” Pokémon such as Psycho Cut + Psystrike* Mewtwo
  • Eevolutions capable of dealing super effective damage such as Vaporeon
  • Other heavy-hitting megas

But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible.

Stats and Max CP

Numel FireGround
Max CP at Level 40 1057 | Max CP at Level 50 1196
ATK 119 DEF 79 STA 155
Weak to Strong Against
Water (x2) Ground Bug Grass Steel Ice


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Ember Fire
  • Tackle Normal
  • Stomp Normal
  • Heat Wave Fire
  • Bulldoze Ground

Numel and Camerupt are unfortunately pretty bad Pokémon in Pokémon GO. PvE-wise, even Mega Camerupt is expected to be a Flareon-tier fire type attacker at best, and it doesn’t even have access to a ground type fast move so just forget about using it as a ground type attacker in raids.

Their movesets are also quite bad for PvP purposes. And their double weakness to water type moves just makes it even harder for them to succeed.

All in all, Numel and Camerupt don’t seem to be the kind of Pokémon you should power up, at least in this game.

We hope you found this raid guide useful!

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