Sharpedo Solo Raid Guide


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Sharpedo is a Water and Dark type Tier 3 raid boss with a raid boss CP of 15324. A Sharpedo solo raid is a perfect introductory step into the addictive solo-raiding scene. This guide lists the best Sharpedo counters for that purpose. Sharpedo can be caught with the following (100% IV) Combat Power values:

  • 1246 CP (100% IV, non-boosted, Level 20)
  • 1558 CP (100% IV, boosted Fog and Rainy weather, Level 25)

Quick Facts at a Glance

  • Sharpedo has a lot of weaknesses: Bug, Electric, Grass, Fairy, and Fighting, so be sure to use Pokémon of those types to take on this raid boss.
  • Sharpedo’s very, very low defense should make it a decently easy boss, so we suggest you be at least level 25 with counters that are up to par before attempting this boss.
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium
  • Has a future Mega Evolution!

Sharpedo 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.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Spoink:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 43.40s 1.50
2. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 48.03s 0.67
3. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Zap Cannon Electric 50.20s 0.83
4. Lopunny (Mega) Double Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 50.00s 1.67
5. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 49.93s 2.17
6. Scizor (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 54.38s 1.33
7. Alakazam (Mega) Counter Fighting Dazzling Gleam Fairy 52.06s 2.17
8. Terrakion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 54.87s 1.67
9. Kartana Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 54.96s 2.00
10. Xurkitree Spark Electric Power Whip Grass 55.17s 2.00
11. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 59.92s 1.60
12. Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 63.70s 1.17
13. Pheromosa Low Kick Fighting Bug Buzz Bug 55.77s 2.80
14. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Solar Beam Grass 61.75s 1.67
15. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 65.12s 1.00
16. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 64.98s 1.67
17. Abomasnow (Mega) Razor Leaf Grass Energy Ball Grass 64.52s 1.83
18. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 63.07s 2.17
19. Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dazzling Gleam Fairy 69.71s 1.50
20. Hariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 71.30s 1.00
21. Latias (Mega) Charm Fairy Outrage Dragon 70.02s 1.33
22. Magnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 70.73s 1.00
23. Breloom Counter Fighting Grass Knot Grass 66.64s 2.25
24. Zapdos (Galarian) Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting 72.14s 1.00
25. Buzzwole Counter Fighting Superpower Fighting 72.81s 1.00
26. Tapu Bulu Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass 71.61s 1.50
27. Tapu Koko Volt Switch Electric Dazzling Gleam Fairy 70.20s 2.00
28. Primarina Charm Fairy Moonblast Fairy 76.50s 1.00
29. Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 67.11s 2.17
30. Raikou Volt Switch Electric Wild Charge Electric 68.88s 1.80
31. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 72.51s 1.00
32. Togekiss Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 76.29s 1.00
33. Electivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 66.10s 2.50
34. Gengar (Mega) Hex Ghost Focus Blast Fighting 67.14s 2.00
35. Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric 69.44s 1.75

Sharpedo Move Set

Below is a list of the moves that you could go up against while fighting Sharpedo:

  • Waterfall (fast, Water)
  • Bite (fast, Dark)
  • Hydro Pump (charge, 1 bar, Water)
  • Crunch (charge, 3 bars, Dark)
  • Poison Fang (charge, 3 bars, Poison)

The easiest move set based on pure DPS is Bite and Poison Fang. Poison Fang is the weakest of all its charge moves and will only really give your Grass types trouble. The hardest move set on pure DPS is Waterfall and Crunch or Hydro Pump. Luckily, many of your counters will resist Water or Dark, like Breloom. None of these moves are truly detrimental to your team, but you might take some damage with Sharpedo’s high attack stat.

Weather Influence on Battle

Below is a chart of how Sharpedo and its counters will be boosted in the weather! It is not very important that you wait for optimal weather, but it can help, especially if you are a lower level player!

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny Boosts super effective Grass type moves
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy Boosts super effective Fighting and Fairy type moves Boosts Sharpedo’s Poison Fang
Rainy Boosts super effective Bug and Electric type moves Boosts Sharpedo’s Water moves
Fog Boosts Sharpedo’s Dark type moves

Final Notes

Sharpedo solo raid should be an easy accomplishment for any common Tier 3 soloers, and even some lower level players who want to try their hand at taking down these medium level raid bosses.

You do not have to pay extremely close attention to the weather if you know you can do it no matter what the weather is, but if you find yourself in some optimal weather, it may be worth giving this raid boss a try!

Last but not least, make sure your Pokémon are up to par to battle! Just because you are a high level, does not mean that your Pokémon are fit for battle. It might take some stardust and candy, but make sure your counters are all around level 25-30 before taking on this raid boss!

That concludes this solo raid guide, we hope you all have fun taking down some dark sharks in battle! Good Luck, Trainers!

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