Swirlix is currently featured as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO during the Spring into Spring 2022 Event, and it can be caught with the following CP values:
- 625 – 673 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
- 781 – 842 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.
Swirlix Raid Counters
Swirlix 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)||Hex Ghost||Sludge Bomb Poison||59.92s||0.00|
|2.||Beedrill (Mega)||Poison Jab Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison||58.38s||0.50|
|3.||Charizard (Mega Y)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn Fire||82.79s||0.00|
|4.||Metagross||Bullet Punch Steel||Meteor Mash Steel||83.31s||0.00|
|5.||Venusaur (Mega)||Vine Whip Grass||Sludge Bomb Poison||84.19s||0.00|
|6.||Steelix (Mega)||Iron Tail Steel||Heavy Slam Steel||88.49s||0.50|
|7.||Pidgeot (Mega)||Steel Wing Steel||Brave Bird||87.22s||1.00|
|8.||Dialga||Metal Claw Steel||Iron Head Steel||95.03s||0.50|
|9.||Charizard (Mega X)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn Fire||97.20s||0.50|
|10.||Aerodactyl (Mega)||Steel Wing Steel||Iron Head Steel||94.06s||1.00|
|11.||Genesect (Douse)||Metal Claw Steel||Magnet Bomb Steel||97.69s||0.50|
|12.||Manectric (Mega)||Thunder Fang Electric||Wild Charge Electric||95.19s||1.00|
|13.||Genesect (Burn)||Metal Claw Steel||Magnet Bomb Steel||98.71s||0.50|
|14.||Genesect (Normal)||Metal Claw Steel||Magnet Bomb Steel||98.91s||0.50|
|15.||Roserade||Poison Jab Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison||96.45s||1.00|
|16.||Zacian||Metal Claw Steel||Iron Head Steel||101.29s||0.50|
|17.||Gengar||Lick Ghost||Sludge Bomb Poison||101.65s||1.00|
|18.||Jirachi||Confusion Psychic||Doom Desire Steel||107.56s||0.50|
|19.||Blastoise (Mega)||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon Water||99.13s||1.50|
|20.||Houndoom (Mega)||Fire Fang Fire||Flamethrower Fire||103.26s||1.00|
|21.||Excadrill||Metal Claw Steel||Iron Head Steel||100.72s||1.50|
|22.||Toxicroak||Poison Jab Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison||108.10s||1.00|
|23.||Lopunny (Mega)||Pound Normal||Hyper Beam Normal||99.67s||1.50|
|24.||Bisharp||Metal Claw Steel||Iron Head Steel||109.75s||1.00|
|25.||Ho-Oh||Steel Wing Steel||Brave Bird||118.22s||0.00|
|26.||Scizor||Bullet Punch Steel||Iron Head Steel||111.71s||0.50|
|27.||Dragonite||Steel Wing Steel||Hurricane||120.05s||0.00|
|28.||Mewtwo||Confusion Psychic||Psystrike Psychic||111.61s||1.00|
|29.||Vileplume||Acid Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison||111.80s||1.00|
|30.||Gyarados (Mega)||Waterfall Water||Hydro Pump Water||103.90s||2.00|
|31.||Heatran||Fire Spin Fire||Iron Head Steel||120.65s||0.00|
|32.||Victreebel||Acid Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison||111.08s||1.00|
|33.||Scolipede||Poison Jab Poison||Sludge Bomb Poison||113.55s||1.00|
|34.||Salazzle||Poison Jab Poison||Sludge Wave Poison||113.95s||1.00|
|35.||Ampharos (Mega)||Volt Switch Electric||Zap Cannon Electric||104.60s||2.00|
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.
Swirlix 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
- Other heavy-hitting megas
But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible.
Stats and Max CP
|Max CP at Level 40 1179 | Max CP at Level 50 1333|
|ATK 109||DEF 119||STA 158|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Steel Poison||Fighting Dark Dragon|
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Slurpuff (Swirlix’s evolution) is a decent Charm user to consider in Great and Ultra League. It’s nowhere near as common as other charmers such as Wigglytuff, Clefable, Sylveon and even (shadow) Granbull for a reason, but could be used in certain cups, restricted formats or triple charm teams if needed.
It only has access to high-energy charge moves (Energy Ball, Flamethrower, Play Rough and Draining Kiss), which makes it a bit inflexible. Furthermore, you’ll need to fully XL it if you want to use it in Ultra League.
Unfortunately, there is not much use for Slurpuff outside of PvP.
We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!