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:

Spheal Counters
Supreme Counters
Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric
Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant* Grass
Great Counters
Volt Switch Electric Zap Cannon Electric
Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting
Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass
Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric
Razor Leaf Grass Energy Ball Grass
Razor Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass
Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
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 Flying Grass Ground Rock

Raid Boss Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Water Gun Water
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Aurora Beam Ice
  • Water Pulse Water
  • Body Slam Normal


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!