Swirlix Raid Guide

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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 Flying 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 Flying 118.22s 0.00
26. Scizor Bullet Punch Steel Iron Head Steel 111.71s 0.50
27. Dragonite Steel Wing Steel Hurricane Flying 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
  • Eevolutions
  • Other heavy-hitting megas

But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible.

Stats and Max CP

Swirlix Fairy
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
  • Tackle Normal
  • Draining Kiss Fairy
  • Energy Ball Grass

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!

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