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||Brave Bird||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
|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 Poison Steel Rock||Ground Dragon Grass|
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
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!