Snubbull Raid Guide

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

  • 656 – 707 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 821 – 884 CP at Level 25 with Cloudy weather boost

It is a Fairy type Pokémon, which makes it only weak to Steel and Poison type moves. And yes, it can be shiny.

Snubbull Raid Counters

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

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 44.20s 0.50
2. Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 43.85s 0.67
3. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Sludge Bomb Poison 64.14s 0.17
4. Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel 61.45s 0.67
5. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 63.88s 0.67
6. Steelix (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Heavy Slam Steel 66.05s 0.33
7. Aerodactyl (Mega) Steel Wing Steel Iron Head Steel 68.88s 0.67
8. Roserade Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 71.11s 0.67
9. Dialga Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 69.49s 1.00
10. Pidgeot (Mega) Steel Wing Steel Brave Bird Flying 68.42s 1.17
11. Gengar Lick Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 75.06s 0.75
12. Zacian Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 76.91s 0.50
13. Genesect (Burn) Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel 74.08s 1.00
14. Excadrill Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 73.86s 1.00
15. Scolipede Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 82.28s 0.00
16. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 75.18s 1.00
17. Genesect (Douse) Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel 75.20s 1.00
18. Genesect (Normal) Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel 75.38s 1.00
19. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 73.13s 1.33
20. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 73.81s 1.33
21. Mewtwo Confusion Psychic Psystrike Psychic 84.25s 0.00
22. Jirachi Charge Beam Electric Doom Desire Steel 78.63s 0.83
23. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 76.07s 1.17
24. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab Poison Zap Cannon Electric 66.15s 2.00
25. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 78.56s 1.00
26. Lopunny (Mega) Pound Normal Hyper Beam Normal 78.43s 1.00
27. Haunter Lick Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 87.20s 0.00
28. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Thunder Electric 83.82s 0.67
29. Zacian (Hero) Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 89.92s 0.00
30. Dragonite Steel Wing Steel Hurricane Flying 89.09s 0.00
31. Toxicroak Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 81.15s 1.00
32. Zamazenta (Hero) Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 89.53s 0.00
33. Ho-Oh Steel Wing Steel Brave Bird Flying 87.88s 0.33
34. Scizor Bullet Punch Steel Iron Head Steel 83.84s 1.00
35. Slowbro (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 89.47s 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.

Snubbull doesn’t have many weaknesses, but 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
  • Other heavy-hitting megas

But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible, your raid mates will thank you for that.

Stats and Max CP

Snubbull Fairy
Max CP at Level 40 1237 | Max CP at Level 50 1399
ATK 137 DEF 85 STA 155
Weak to Strong Against
Steel Poison Fighting Dark Dragon


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Bite Dark
  • Tackle Normal
  • Dazzling Gleam Fairy
  • Brick Break Fighting
  • Crunch Dark

Granbull (Snubbull’s evolution) is actually a pretty decent fairy type attacker, only outclassed by Gardevoir, Togekiss, Zacian (as a pseudo-fairy type attacker with Play Rough), Sylveon and of course the top-tier shadows. In fact, shadow Granbull is significantly better and only ranks below shadow Gardevoir at the moment.

In PvP, shadow Granbull actually has some play as an unexpected swap in or as a lead. Charm hits pretty hard already, and adding the shadow bonus on top of that makes it a threat if the opponent doesn’t react fast enough. Unlike the other charmers, it can usually force a shield vs. steel types thanks to Close Combat.

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

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