Pokemon GO Skarmory Raid: Best counters & Weaknesses

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Raids are one of the most exciting things in Pokemon GO. Raids are the battles that take place in gyms, where solo players or a group of players fight against powerful Pokemon for a chance to catch them. Players need to buy raid passes to participate in these raids.

Trainers can find Skarmory in Level 3 raids. Skarmory is more of a Pokemon who can be dealt with by solo players. But before the raid, players need to stay well equipped.

Skarmory is a Steel & Flying Pokémon, vulnerable to Fire and Electric moves. Skarmory’s strongest moveset is Steel Wing & Brave Bird. Skarmory has a Max CP of 2,108. Skarmory raids are comparatively easier than other raids as the Pokemon cannot deal much damage during the battle.

In this article, we will show you the best counters and weaknesses of Skarmory.

Skarmory Weaknesses

Steel Pokemon in Pokemon GO are specifically weak against Electric Pokemon. And Flying Pokemon are weak against Fire Pokemon. Skarmory being a steel and flying Pokemon has its weaknesses against Electric and Fire Pokemon. On the other hand, Skarmory is resistant against Ground, Normal, Flying, Steel, Psychic, Dragon, Fairy, Poison, Bug, and Grass Pokemon. So, it makes Skarmory only weak against Electric and Fire-type Pokemon.

Best Counters Against Skarmory

Here are the top counters against Skarmory:


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  • Fast Move: Volt Switch
  • Charge Move: Thunderbolt

Thundurus is one of the strongest Pokemon against Skarmory. Thundurus is an electric and flying Pokemon. Skarmory being a steel Pokemon, falls weak in front of the electric moves of Thundurus. Skarmory is vulnerable to electric moves as it deals 160% damage.


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  • Fast Move: Thunder Shock
  • Charge Move: Discharge

Xurkitree is another electric Pokemon and probably the strongest Pokemon against Skarmory. Xurkitree’s move combination Thunder Shock and Discharge has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

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  • Fast Move: Fire Fang
  • Charge Move: Overheat

Reshiram is a Dragon and Fire-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO. Skarmory is weak to Fire-type moves, so Reshiram is a great pick against it. The best moveset for Reshiram against Skarmory is Fire Fang and Overheat.


chandelure pokemon go
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  • Fast Move: Hex
  • Charge Move: Overheat

Chandelure is a ghost and fire Pokemon in Pokemon GO. Being a fire Pokemon, Chandelure has a 92% effective damage against Skarmory. The best moveset of Chandelure against Skarmory is Hex and Overheat, as this move combination has the highest total DPS.


darmanitan pokemon go
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  • Fast Move: Incinerate
  • Charge Move: Overheat

Darmanitan is a fire-type Pokemon and one of the strongest against Skarmory. Darmanitan has a 92% effective damage against Skarmory.

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