Pokemon Go will have you facing off against difficult raid Pokemon throughout your journey outdoors. If one of these is Dusclops, you are going to need to have a strong team by your side, because they can be a difficult fight if you don’t have the right setup available. If you are getting ready for a battle with Dusclops, we’ll walk you through the best counters and all of its weaknesses in this guide!
Dusclops is a Ghost-type Pokemon, which means Dusclops is weak to Dark and Ghost-type moves. You will want to bring a team full of Pokemon who can utilize those move types to take down Dusclops quickly!
If you are running out of Pokemon to throw at Dusclops, you will just want to make sure to avoid bringing any Pokemon that have Fighting, Normal, Bug, or Poison-type moves. Dusclops is resistant to all of these, particularly Fighting and Normal.
Dusclops uses Dark, Fire, Ghost, and Ice-type moves. While you can counter Dusclops with Ghost-type Pokemon, it can be a bit dangerous to bring them due to their own weakness to a couple of the move types that Dusclops will use. Ghost Pokemon are still some of the best options to bring, but you do have to be weary.
Best Dusclops Counters
The best counters for Dusclops in Pokemon Go are the following Pokemon: Darkrai, Chandelure, Gengar, Hoopa, Giratina Origin, Mewtwo, Weavile, Yveltal, Absol, Hydreigon, Honchkrow, and Houndoom. If you have shadow or mega versions of the ones on these list, they are generally going to be the best option.
Here’s an extended list of the Pokemon you can use with the best moves that they have available to them for the fight. You don’t have to have the exact moveset, but make sure you have the right type of moves to take advantage of Dusclops’ weaknesses.
Dusclops Counters List
- Darkrai – Snarl/Shadow Ball
- Chandelure – Hex/Shadow Ball
- Gengar – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
- Hoopa – Astonish/Shadow Ball
- Giratina Origin – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
- Mewtwo – Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball
- Weavile – Snarl/Foul Play
- Yveltal – Snarl/Dark Pulse
- Absol – Snarl/Payback
- Hydreigon – Bite/Dark Pulse
- Honchkrow – Snarl/Dark Pulse
- Houndoom – Snarl/Foul Play
- Banette – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
- Zarude – Bite/Dark Pulse
- Tyranity – Bite/Crunch
- Bisharp – Snarl/Dark Pulse
- Trevenant – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
- Mismagius – Hex/Shadow Ball
- Sharpedo – Bite/Crunch
- Krookodile – Snarl/Crunch
- Haunter – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
- Alakazam – Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball
If you run out of the best counters on the list then running pretty much any high level Dark and Ghost-type Pokemon should get the job done. Psychic Pokemon will also work if they have Ghost moves on them. You don’t always have to have the ideal Pokemon to win the battle!
Those are all of the weaknesses and best counters for Dusclops in Pokemon Go. We have more detailed guides for you to checkout in the Pokemon Go section of our website.