Spheal is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is a part of the Pokémon Go Holidays Event: Part 1, running from December 16 – December 23, 2021. For this event, Spheal will be wearing a special Holiday costume.
This event marks the long-awaited debut of shiny Spheal!
It can be caught with the following CP values:
- 505 – 550 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
- 631 – 687 CP at Level 25 with Snow or Rainy weather boost
Being an Ice/Water type, its weaknesses include the Electric, Fighting, Grass and Rock types.
Spheal Raid 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.
The best counters for Spheal are the following:
|Manectric (Mega)||Thunder Fang Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|Venusaur (Mega)||Vine Whip Grass||Frenzy Plant* Grass|
|Ampharos (Mega)||Volt Switch Electric||Zap Cannon Electric|
|Lopunny (Mega)||Low Kick Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting|
|Lucario||Counter Fighting||Aura Sphere Fighting|
|Zarude||Vine Whip Grass||Power Whip Grass|
|Conkeldurr||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
|Machamp||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
|Zekrom||Charge Beam Electric||Wild Charge Electric|
|Abomasnow (Mega)||Razor Leaf Grass||Energy Ball Grass|
|Roserade||Razor Leaf Grass||Grass Knot Grass|
|Rampardos||Smack Down Rock||Rock Slide Rock|
|Thundurus (Therian)||Volt Switch Electric||Thunderbolt Electric|
*denotes a legacy move
Stats and Max CP
|Max CP at Level 40 962 | Max CP at Level 50 1088|
|ATK 95||DEF 90||HP 172|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Electric Fighting Grass Rock||Dragon Fire Grass Ground Rock|
Raid Boss Movepool
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Poor Spheal is only a tier 1 raid, so you can pretty much use anything against it to win. Sorry Speahl! The Spheal family are great purple shinies that will look great in any collection, and Walrein can be a decent budget Ice type attacker for raids.
All the best, trainers!