Skuntank is a Tier 3 poison- and dark-type raid boss introduced with the 2019 Halloween Event. This Pokémon boasts a weakness only to ground-type Pokémon, but only has a defense stat of 132, making it a relatively easy raid boss solo, given you have the right counters for it. The catch CPs of Skuntank are as follows:
- 1278 – 1347 CP for a regular encounter (Level 20)
- 1597 – 1684 CP for a weather boosted encounter (Level 25, Fog, Cloudy)
Players with great ground-type counters can easily take on Skuntank alone, with or without a sunny weather boost, but if you are low leveled or just do not have the counters to take it on, we suggest groups of 2+.
Reasons you might want to raid a Skuntank? Possible Pokédex entry for those who have missed out on any boosted Stunky spawns, to put a check mark next to ‘Solo Skuntank’ on a solo list, want one for PVP, or just because you can? Whatever your reason, we are here to help you complete that goal in our raid guide.
Skuntank Raid Counters
Our Skuntank counters are solely derived from simulations run on the Go Hub Simulator. Simulations are always run with level 30 Pokémon, averaging all move sets and simulating lag and rejoining. Results may vary against different move sets, but this list is a comprehensive list with an ‘unknown move set’, no friend boost and no weather.
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move|
|1.||Garchomp||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground|
|2.||Excadrill||Mud Slap Ground||Drill Run Ground|
|3.||Rhyperior||Mud Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground|
|4.||Groudon||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground|
|5.||Hippowdon||Thunder Fang Electric||Earth Power Ground|
|6.||Golurk||Mud Slap Ground||Earth Power Ground|
|7.||Mamoswine||Mud Slap Ground||Bulldoze Ground|
|8.||Dialga||Metal Claw Steel||Draco Meteor Dragon|
|9.||Palkia||Dragon Tail Dragon||Hydro Pump Water|
|10.||Golem||Mud Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground|
Please note that as the list descends, Time to Win goes up, and your chances of completing a solo diminish. Since Skuntank’s only weakness is ground, the good ground types find their way at the top of the chart, and ‘powerhouse’ Pokémon, such as Dialga and Palkia, are thrown in towards the bottom. Does this mean that a Palkia is a bad choice? No, because it obviously has a place on the list for a reason, but would make the solo very challenging, especially if it is not maxed out at level 40, or a similarly high level.
Also note that sunny weather makes a difference in the counters, as lower tier ground-types such as Gastrodon, Rhydon and Flygon find a niche in the battle as well.
Skuntank has access to the following moves:
|Fast moves||Charge moves|
Luckily, Skuntank does not have any moves that are threatening to ground-type Pokémon, so move set of the boss is not crucial to a successful solo. The easiest move set to go up against would have to be Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb, although it is Skuntank’s highest DPS move set, because ground-types are resistant to poison-type moves.
Bite, paired with Crunch or Flamethrower are the more difficult move sets to go up against. Skuntank will use Crunch more frequently, because it is a 3-bar move, which can cause Pokémon to faint quicker. Flamethrower can hit harder in sunny weather, but your ground-types are fighting back just as hard!
|Sunny||Boosts your Ground-type moves||Boosts Skuntank’s Flamethrower|
|Cloudy||–||Boosts Skuntank’s Poison-type moves|
|Fog||–||Boosts Skuntank’s Dark-type moves|
Skuntank should be an easy check off for any player’s solo record, or perhaps a fun Earth Power Flygon raid challenge! None of Skuntank’s moves are detrimental to a solo, but still we recommend that you bring Pokémon that are level 30 or higher to the battle. Remember to bring those strong ground-types, and good luck!
As mentioned, our simulations are run using level 30 counters, no weather, and no friend boost. If you have higher level counters, then you will have a lower death count, and a lower time to win, making the raid easier.
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|2.||Excadrill||Mud Slap||Drill Run||55.4s||0|
|5.||Hippowdon||Thunder Fang||Earth Power||69.3s||1|
|6.||Golurk||Mud Slap||Earth Power||61.5s||2|
|8.||Dialga||Metal Claw||Draco Meteor||72.2s||1|
|9.||Palkia||Dragon Tail||Hydro Pump||71.4s||0|
|12.||Swampert||Mud Shot||Hydro Cannon||74.2s||2|
|13.||Salamence||Dragon Tail||Draco Meteor||70.8s||2|
|14.||Nidoking||Fury Cutter||Earth Power||71.3s||2|
|16.||Metagross||Bullet Punch||Meteor Mash||72.9s||0|
|17.||Moltres||Fire Spin||Sky Attack||74.7s||2|
|21.||Gastrodon||Mud Slap||Earth Power||78.3s||2|
|22.||Aerodactyl||Rock Throw||Earth Power||78.4s||2|
|23.||Gastrodon||Mud Slap||Earth Power||78.7s||2|
|24.||Rampardos||Smack Down||Rock Slide||72.9s||3|
|25.||Tyranitar||Smack Down||Stone Edge||86.6s||1|
|30.||Hydreigon||Dragon Breath||Dragon Pulse||85.1s||2|