Snover Raid Guide

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

  • 614 – 662 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 768 – 828 CP at Level 25 with Sunny or Snow weather boost

It is a Grass and Ice type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Fire (2x), Bug, Fighting, flying], Poison, Steel and Rock type moves. Snover should be an easy solo, even without the most optimal counters.

Snover Raid Counters

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

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 29.60s 0.00
2. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 34.35s 0.00
3. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 34.99s 0.00
4. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 43.44s 0.00
5. Chandelure Incinerate Fire Overheat Fire 45.41s 0.00
6. Darmanitan Incinerate Fire Overheat Fire 46.63s 0.17
7. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 46.52s 0.33
8. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 54.47s 0.00
9. Emboar Ember Fire Blast Burn Fire 51.43s 0.33
10. Entei Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 54.89s 0.00
11. Gengar (Mega) Hex Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 51.60s 0.33
12. Flareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 53.30s 0.17
13. Moltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 52.39s 0.33
14. Typhlosion Incinerate Fire Blast Burn Fire 55.84s 0.00
15. Magmortar Fire Spin Fire Fire Blast Fire 55.82s 0.00
16. Blaziken Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 49.72s 0.67
17. Delphox Fire Spin Fire Fire Blast Fire 56.81s 0.00
18. Arcanine Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 55.82s 0.17
19. Pyroar Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 55.14s 0.33
20. Beedrill (Mega) Infestation Bug Sludge Bomb Poison 52.72s 0.67
21. Ho-Oh Incinerate Fire Sacred Fire Fire 56.23s 0.33
22. Victini Quick Attack Normal V-create Fire 60.55s 0.00
23. Charizard Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 55.86s 0.50
24. Pyroar (Female) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 55.60s 0.67
25. Infernape Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 55.25s 0.67
26. Incineroar Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 60.34s 0.17
27. Salamence Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 56.69s 0.75
28. Pidgeot (Mega) Air Slash Flying Brave Bird Flying 54.58s 0.83
29. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 57.22s 0.83
30. Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Fighting Fire Punch Fire 60.96s 0.67
31. Houndoom Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 58.33s 1.00
32. Manectric (Mega) Snarl Dark Overheat Fire 59.41s 1.00
33. Salazzle Incinerate Fire Fire Blast Fire 62.69s 0.60
34. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Flamethrower Fire 65.61s 0.33
35. Zacian Fire Fang Fire Iron Head Steel 71.99s 0.00

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.

Snover has plenty of weaknesses, but if you don’t have ANY of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

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

But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible and take advantage of Snover’s double weakness to fire type moves.

Stats and Max CP

Snover GrassIce
Max CP at Level 40 1159 | Max CP at Level 50 1311
ATK 115 DEF 105 STA 155
Weak to Strong Against
Fire (2x) Bug Fighting Flying Poison Steel Rock Flying Ground Dragon Grass


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Powder Snow Ice
  • Ice Shard Ice
  • Ice Beam Ice
  • Stomp Normal
  • Energy Ball Grass

Unfortunately, Snover is just a Dex filler. However, Abomasnow is actually a great Pokémon to use in PvP.

Both Abomasnow and shadow Abomasnow are great in PvP. The preferred moveset is Powder Snow, Weather Ball (Ice) and Energy Ball, but some trainers have also tried running its shadow variant with Razor Leaf instead of Powder Snow to apply more fast move pressure.

Abomasnow is ranked pretty high in PvPoke both in Great League and Ultra League (XL strongly recommended). It has a double weakness to fire type moves (+ plenty of other single weaknesses), so make sure to pair it with Pokémon capable of countering common fire type Pokémon such as Talonflame. Some options are Azumarill (GL) and Swampert (GL, UL), but there are many others that can also do the job quite well.

Apart from that, Mega Abomasnow is a Mamoswine-tier ice type attacker, which is quite good! Make sure to bring it in raids where the raid boss has a double weakness to ice type attacks (i.e. vs. Landorus or Rayquaza) and you’ll see how quickly you’re able to defeat the raid boss.

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

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