How to Beat Kingler in Pokémon Go

Lits of Kingler Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 18.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Solar Beam
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Power Whip
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:
Spark
Special Move:
Thunder
Quick Move:
Thunder Shock
Special Move:
Thunder
Quick Move:
Thunder Shock
Special Move:
Thunder
Quick Move:
Thunder Shock
Special Move:
Thunder
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Petal Blizzard
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Petal Blizzard
Quick Move:
Razor Leaf
Special Move:
Petal Blizzard
Quick Move:
Spark
Special Move:
Thunderbolt
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Sludge Bomb



Kingler is one of not so popular Water Type Gym defenders in Pokémon Go.

Kingler is Water Type Pokémon with variety of potential Attack Types (Steel, Ground, Water and Bug) but relatively low HP and DPS. Beacuse of this Kingler is not very popular as Gym Defender in Pokémon Go and is fairly-easily countered.

Kingler can double-counter 'Grass / Poison' Type Pokémon by having Mud Shot as Quick and X-Scissor as Special Move... However, elite 'Grass / Poison' Type Pokémon like Venusaur, Victreebel and Vileplume have more HP and higher DPS than Kingler which allow them to get out as winners out of this duel.

As already mentiond above - list of Kingler counters is filled up with Pokémon that have Grass Type Attacks. The rest of counters are Pokémon with Electric Type Attacks since Electric is also super-effective against Water.

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.