Wailmer is currently featured as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO, and it can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 779 – 838 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 974 – 1048 CP at Level 25 with Rainy weather boost

It is a Water type Pokémon, which makes it only weak to Grass and Electric type moves. It is available as a full odds shiny, an awesome bright purple.

Wailmer Raid Counters

Wailmer best raid counters are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 37.47s 0.00
2. Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 41.43s 0.00
3. Charge Beam Electric Zap Cannon Electric 44.17s 0.00
4. Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 53.25s 0.00
5. Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 48.55s 0.50
6. Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 55.20s 0.00
7. Razor Leaf Grass Energy Ball Grass 53.31s 0.33
8. Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 52.75s 0.50
9. Volt Switch Electric Wild Charge Electric 59.50s 0.17
10. Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 60.21s 0.17
11. Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric 59.27s 0.40
12. Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass 61.45s 0.40
13. Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 58.38s 0.67
14. Magical Leaf Grass Leaf Storm Grass 66.40s 0.00
15. Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 66.72s 0.00
16. Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass 62.24s 0.50
17. Bullet Seed Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 62.06s 0.50
18. Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 63.43s 0.33
19. Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 65.20s 0.17
20. Volt Switch Electric Wild Charge Electric 67.06s 0.00
21. Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 67.83s 0.00
22. Charge Beam Electric Thunderbolt Electric 57.25s 1.00
23. Thunder Shock Electric Zap Cannon Electric 67.39s 0.00
24. Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric 60.63s 0.67
25. Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass 60.34s 0.67
26. Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass 68.73s 0.00
27. Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 61.05s 0.67
28. Psycho Cut Psychic Thunderbolt Electric 63.98s 0.40
29. Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 64.98s 0.33
30. Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 62.50s 0.60
31. Infestation Bug Sludge Bomb Poison 58.03s 1.00
32. Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 62.96s 0.60
33. Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 70.20s 0.00
34. Spark Electric Thunderbolt Electric 70.30s 0.00
35. Bite Dark Crunch Dark 70.80s 0.00

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.

Wailmer 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 capable of dealing super effective damage
  • Other heavy-hitting megas

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

Stats and Max CP

Max CP at Level 40 1468 | Max CP at Level 50 1659
ATK 136 DEF 68 STA 277
Weak to Strong Against
Grass Electric Fire Ground

Wailmer Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Splash Water
  • Water Gun Water
  • Heavy Slam Steel
  • Body Slam Normal
  • Water Pulse Water

Unfortunately, Wailmer and Wailord are just a couple of Pokédex entries in Pokémon GO. Some trainers have tried running Wailord as a spice pick in GBL without much success, mainly due to its terrible moveset and lack of low-energy charge moves.

Wailord does have a great stamina stat, which could make it a *decent* gym defender. However, it just doesn’t have the offensive power nor the bulk needed to stand out on that front either. Well, I guess you could at least put it in a gym for the memes, right?

We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!