Swalot Raid Guide

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Swalot is a pure Poison type tier 3 raid boss, with a raid boss CP of 12267. Best Swalot counters are strong Ground and Psychic type Pokémon. Well prepared trainers with good counters will be able solo Swalot, but newer trainers, or those without ideal counters, may want to bring a friend.

The CP ranges of Swalot are as follows:

  • 1066 – 1130 (at level 20)
  • 1333 – 1413 (at level 25 with Cloudy weather boost)

Swalot 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.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Swalot:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 64.32s 1.25
2. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Luster Purge Psychic 73.20s 1.00
3. Latias (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 83.65s 1.25
4. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Psystrike Psychic 92.38s 1.75
5. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Psychic Psychic 98.96s 1.00
6. Slowbro (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 99.38s 1.13
7. Hoopa (Unbound) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 96.37s 2.25
8. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 109.99s 1.75
9. Hoopa (Confined) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 114.44s 1.63
10. Metagross Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 122.07s 0.75
11. Landorus (Therian) Extrasensory Psychic Earthquake Ground 115.34s 1.71
12. Alakazam Psycho Cut Psychic Psychic Psychic 111.56s 3.00
13. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 121.97s 1.38
14. Espeon Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 113.77s 2.75
15. Latios Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 116.81s 2.25
16. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Earth Power Ground 121.81s 1.75
17. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 122.56s 1.63
18. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 124.07s 1.33
19. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 123.48s 1.75
20. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 127.20s 1.50
21. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 124.56s 1.86
22. Azelf Confusion Psychic Future Sight Psychic 118.21s 3.00
23. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 127.50s 1.75
24. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Payback Dark 124.17s 1.00
25. Articuno (Galarian) Confusion Psychic Future Sight Psychic 123.83s 2.38
26. Deoxys (Attack) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psycho Boost Psychic 109.38s 3.00
27. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 125.98s 2.13
28. Steelix (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Earthquake Ground 136.76s 0.60
29. Gallade Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 124.40s 2.50
30. Tapu Lele Confusion Psychic Psyshock Psychic 124.11s 2.75
31. Meloetta (Aria) Confusion Psychic Psyshock Psychic 130.10s 1.75
32. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 123.78s 2.75
33. Gardevoir Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 124.43s 2.71
34. Victini Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 137.20s 1.00
35. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 125.35s 2.57

Swalot Stats

Swalot Poison
Max CP at lvl 40 1987 / lvl 50 2236
ATK 140 DEF 159 HP 225
Weak to Resistances
Ground Psychic Fighting Bug Fairy Grass Poison


Swalot Raid Move Set

Swalot has access to these moves as a raid boss:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Infestation Bug
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
  • Gunk Shot Poison
  • Ice Beam Ice
  • Acid Spray Poison

Ice Beam will hit your Ground type counters hard, the other moves shouldn’t trouble any of your counters too much.

Sadly Swalot doesn’t have much use in Pokémon GO due to it’s stats, it could potentially get some usage as a spice pick in a specific PvP Cup, but that’s about it!

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