How to Beat Persian in Pokémon Go

Lits of Persian Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 15.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Low Kick
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
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:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Bullet Punch
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Body Slam
Quick Move:
Low Kick
Special Move:
Brick Break
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Hyper Beam
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump



Persian is one of the average Normal Type Gym Defenders in Pokémon Go.

Persian is Normal Type Pokémon which makes it weak only against Fighting Type Attacks.

Therefore, most of the Persian counters list is filled up with Fighting Type Pokémon that have strong Fighting Type Attacks...
The rest of counterpcks list is filled up with few elite attackers like Vaporeon, Snorlax, Arcanine etc...

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.