Swampert Pokemon Go Moveset, Stats, Counters & Raid Counters

Swampert Pokemon Go
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Swampert is a Pokémon that’s both entertaining and powerful. Whether you’re fighting on land or in the water, it has an array of moves to keep your opponents guessing!

Swampert makes its way into mobile game Pokémon GO with high CP but low defense stats (3362). It can shoot out mud shot at 15 dps while also using hydro cannon which does much more damage than most other attacks-around 20.

Swampert Stats

Swampert is a Water, Ground-type Pokémon from the Hoenn region. It evolves into Marshtomp after being fed 100 candies and can then undergo another evolution to become one of six different Pokemon!

  • Max CP: 3362
  • Attack: 208
  • Defense: 175
  • Stamina: 225
  • Generation: Generation 3
  • Category: Non-Legendary
  • Base Flee Rate: 5%
  • Buddy Distance: 3 km
  • Pokédex Height: 1.5 m
  • Pokédex Weight: 81.9 kg
  • Bonus candy on capture: 7
  • Bonus Stardust on capture 400
  • Can be put in a gym?: Yes
  • Can be transfered?: Yes
  • Stardust cost for Second Charge move: 10000
  • Candy cost for Second Charge move: 25

Swampert Best Moveset

The best moveset for Swampert is Mud Shot and Hydro Cannon, which has the highest total DPS in Gym battles. This move combination also works well with PVP fights as it causes plenty of damage on Pokémon opponents without having too many negative effects when used outside a Gym duel or battle setting.

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  • Mud Shot, Hydro Cannon Elite TM: 117%
  • Water Gun, Hydro Cannon Elite TM: 116%
  • Water Gun, Earthquake: 100%
  • Water Gun, Surf: 99%
  • Mud Shot, Earthquake: 98%
  • Mud Shot, Surf: 95%
  • Water Gun, Return Purified: 89%
  • Water Gun, Muddy Water: 87%
  • Mud Shot, Return Purified: 86%
  • Mud Shot, Muddy Water: 84%
  • Water Gun, Sludge Wave: 82%
  • Mud Shot, Sludge Wave: 78%
  • Water Gun, Frustration Shadow: 58%
  • Mud Shot, Frustration Shadow: 48%


  • Mud Shot, Hydro Cannon Elite TM: 114%
  • Mud Shot, Earthquake: 100%
  • Water Gun, Hydro Cannon Elite TM: 99%
  • Mud Shot, Muddy Water: 98%
  • Mud Shot, Surf: 94%
  • Water Gun, Muddy Water: 90%
  • Water Gun, Surf: 82%
  • Mud Shot, Sludge Wave: 78%
  • Mud Shot, Return Purified: 75%
  • Water Gun, Earthquake: 73%
  • Water Gun, Return Purified: 71%
  • Water Gun, Sludge Wave: 63%
  • Water Gun, Frustration Shadow: 45%
  • Mud Shot, Frustration Shadow: 44%

When you use Mud Shot, all your opponent has to do is block. It charges up moves at the speed of light and makes it more difficult for them to avoid getting hit with something they don’t want in their face!

Why? Because of Hydro Cannon.

Hydro Cannon is the charge move with high DPE and fast enough to dish out massive damage. What makes this even better? Mud Shot, which also deals good amounts of it in minimum time! Beat that? Water Gun has an added bonus: if Swampert takes some hits while using this attack combo—it’ll be giving back more than you took off its opponent’s HP bar!

Earthquake is a super-powered move that works well as an extra charge. Despite being limited to just 1 bar, Swampert’s Mud Shot shines and helps power up this potentially OHKO attack quicker than anything else in the Master League meta! And with its abilitycharge up quicly Earthquake you can take out some of those premier monsters here on your way down lower ranks.

Hydro Cannon is a powerful move that can charge up quick. The power of Muddy Water steps over it completely and may not be amazing, but still very interesting nonetheless! Yes- you heard me right; I just said “Sludge Wave” which happens to have mixed reviews when fighting Swampert’s Grass counter foes like Venusaur (due to its own secondary Poison typing). This particular attack doesn’t do much against any other type besides Steel because they’re weak types with low attacking stats on their own so use this wisely until we get more information about your opponents’ teams or what moves could neutralize them better than others.

Combat Power as a Raid Boss

Tier 1 7529
Tier 2 13041
Tier 3 18443
Tier 4 29161
Tier 5 37646
Tier 5+ 46107

Swampert Raid Counters

Swampert is a Water/Ground type Pokémon, which makes it especially weak against Grass moves.

5 strongest Pokémon to beat Swampert:

  • Zarude
  • Roserade
  • Rillaboom
  • Sceptile
  • Breloom
Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective
Zarude Vine Whip Power Whip 100%
Roserade Razor Leaf Solar Beam 98%
Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Knot 97%
Rillaboom Razor Leaf Grass Knot 96%
Roserade Bullet Seed Grass Knot 94%
Roserade Razor Leaf Leaf Storm 93%
Sceptile Bullet Seed Frenzy Plant 93%
Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Knot 92%
Roserade Bullet Seed Solar Beam 91%
Venusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 89%
Porygon-Z Lock-On Solar Beam 88%
Tangrowth Vine Whip Power Whip 87%
Leafeon Razor Leaf Solar Beam 87%
Exeggutor Bullet Seed Solar Beam 87%
Sceptile Fury Cutter Frenzy Plant 87%
Simisage Vine Whip Grass Knot 86%
Exeggutor (Alola Form) Bullet Seed Solar Beam 86%
Tangrowth Vine Whip Solar Beam 86%
Torterra Razor Leaf Frenzy Plant 85%
Leafeon Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 85%
Zarude Vine Whip Energy Ball 85%
Rillaboom Razor Leaf Energy Ball 85%
Roserade Bullet Seed Leaf Storm 85%
Victreebel Razor Leaf Solar Beam 84%
Sceptile Bullet Seed Leaf Blade 84%
Simisage Vine Whip Solar Beam 84%
Venusaur Razor Leaf Frenzy Plant 84%
Victreebel Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 83%
Leafeon Bullet Seed Leaf Blade 82%
Vileplume Razor Leaf Solar Beam 82%
Torterra Razor Leaf Solar Beam 82%
Venusaur Vine Whip Solar Beam 82%
Leavanny Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 81%
Leafeon Bullet Seed Solar Beam 81%
Breloom Bullet Seed Seed Bomb 81%
Venusaur Razor Leaf Solar Beam 80%
Shiftry Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 80%
Leavanny Razor Leaf Leaf Storm 79%
Carnivine Vine Whip Power Whip 79%
Exeggutor Bullet Seed Seed Bomb 78%
Sceptile Fury Cutter Leaf Blade 78%
Tangela Vine Whip Power Whip 77%
Tangela Vine Whip Grass Knot 77%
Shaymin (Sky) Hidden Power Grass Knot 77%
Exeggutor (Alola Form) Bullet Seed Seed Bomb 77%
Shiftry Bullet Seed Leaf Blade 77%
Meganium Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 77%
Leafeon Razor Leaf Energy Ball 76%
Sunflora Razor Leaf Solar Beam 76%
Tangela Vine Whip Solar Beam 76%
Maractus Bullet Seed Solar Beam 76%
Exeggutor Extrasensory Solar Beam 75%
Shaymin (Sky) Zen Headbutt Solar Beam 74%
Calyrex (Shadow Rider) Confusion Energy Ball 74%
Volcarona Bug Bite Solar Beam 74%
Shaymin (Sky) Zen Headbutt Grass Knot 74%
Breloom Counter Grass Knot 74%
Leafeon Quick Attack Solar Beam 74%
Venusaur Vine Whip Petal Blizzard 74%
Serperior Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 74%
Sirfetch’d Fury Cutter Leaf Blade 73%
Vileplume Razor Leaf Petal Blizzard 73%
Shaymin (Sky) Hidden Power Solar Beam 73%
Groudon Mud Shot Solar Beam 73%
Flapple Bullet Seed Seed Bomb 73%
Meganium Razor Leaf Frenzy Plant 73%
Sunflora Razor Leaf Leaf Storm 72%
Cacturne Sucker Punch Grass Knot 72%
Porygon-Z Charge Beam Solar Beam 72%
Leafeon Quick Attack Leaf Blade 72%
Venusaur Razor Leaf Petal Blizzard 72%
Ludicolo Razor Leaf Solar Beam 71%
Sunflora Bullet Seed Solar Beam 71%
Meganium Vine Whip Solar Beam 70%
Weepinbell Razor Leaf Power Whip 70%
Shiftry Snarl Leaf Blade 70%
Leafeon Bullet Seed Energy Ball 70%
Cherrim (Overcast) Razor Leaf Solar Beam 69%
Cherrim (Sunny) Razor Leaf Solar Beam 69%
Meganium Razor Leaf Solar Beam 69%
Serperior Vine Whip Grass Knot 69%
Tangrowth Infestation Power Whip 69%
Cherrim (Sunny) Razor Leaf Power Whip 69%
Cherrim (Overcast) Razor Leaf Power Whip 69%
Latios Zen Headbutt Solar Beam 69%
Leavanny Bug Bite Leaf Blade 68%
Zarude Bite Power Whip 68%
Roselia Razor Leaf Petal Blizzard 68%
Sunflora Razor Leaf Petal Blizzard 68%
Mienshao Low Kick Grass Knot 68%
Bellossom Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 68%
Roserade Razor Leaf Dazzling Gleam 68%

Hydro Cannon has truly changed the fortunes for this ruler of the muddy throne. PvP is not always about having a high DPS, it’s actually all about which moveset you have and how fast they are when your opponent needs them most! Accordingly Swampert struck gold in its super powered charge move alone – with only single type weakness too boot (though there could be more than one). What else can we ask?

One of the most fantastic aspects about Swampert is that it has a mega evolution. If and when Niantic implements this, I can guarantee you’ll be seeing more trainer teams with starters like Starmie or Suicune in them because they are just so powerful!

A starter Pokémon’s power lies not only in its abilities but also their type advantage which makes them perfect for inexperienced players who want an easy win before moving on to harder battles later down road. Starter Pokemon make great partners too- if your boi ( mud)friend loves water types as much as mine does then give him/her another reason why doing battle together never gets old by giving someone such amazing stats from birth.