How to Beat Kabutops in Pokémon Go

Lits of Kabutops Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 21.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Power Whip
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Confusion
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Petal Blizzard
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Petal Blizzard
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Petal Blizzard
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Leaf Blade
Quick Move:
Low Kick
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Low Kick
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Acid
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Acid
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Fury Cutter
Special Move:
Thunder



Kabutops is one of the only two viable 'Water / Rock' Type Gym Defenders in Pokémon Go.

Kabutops is 'Water / Rock' Type Pokémon with a bit tricky Attacks.
Kabutops has attacks that have Type Bonuses against some of it's counters - but problem is Kabutops doesn't have a lot of HP and it has no STAB bonus for each of it's Quick Moves. Because of this - Kabutops loses to all of it's main counters...

List of Kabutops counters is filled up with poweful Grass and Fighting Type Pokémon since their Grass and Fighting Type Attacks are super effective against Kabutops.

How Did We Select Pokémon Counterpicks?


There are 18 damage-type groups in Pokémon Go (like Water, Grass, Ice, Fire, Rock, etc...)
Every Pokémon has 1 or 2 Types.
Every Pokémon has 2 Attacks - Quick Move and Special Move.
Based on Pokémon Type and Attack Types it has - every Pokémon in Pokémon Go has it's strengths and weaknesses.

We developed ranking algorithms that create Pokémon counterpick lists based on:
1. Type(s) of Attacking Pokémon
2. Attack Types of Attacking Pokémon
3. Attacking Pokémon DPS (Damage per Second)
4. Type(s) of Defending Pokémon
5. Potential Attack Types of Defending Pokémon
6. Defending Pokémon DPS
* We have excluded legendary Pokémon (Mewtwo, Mew, Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos) from results because they are not available to all Pokémon Go players.

We spent over 2 month developing this tool (July and August 2016.)
The first algorithm we developed back in August was ok for the first version of tool but it wasn't what we really wanted...
Because of that algorithms were re-developed from scratch around September 1st 2016. and we are updating/improving counterpick lists on daily basis since then.