How to Beat Pidgeot in Pokémon Go

Lits of Pidgeot Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 19.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Rock Throw
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Spark
Special Move:
Thunder
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Thunder Shock
Special Move:
Thunder
Quick Move:
Thunder Shock
Special Move:
Thunder
Quick Move:
Thunder Shock
Special Move:
Thunder
Quick Move:
Spark
Special Move:
Thunderbolt
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Ice Beam
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Ice Beam
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Dragon Breath
Special Move:
Dragon Claw



Pidgeot is common 'Normal / Flying' Type Gym Defender in Pokémon Go.

Pidgeot is Normal / Flying Type Pokémon with above-average HP and average DPS Attacks.
Pidgeot can have powerful combination of Flying Type Attacks (Wing Attack as Quick Move and Hurricane as Special Move).
With this combination of Flying Type Attacks Pidgeot counters Fighting Type Pokémon - therefore we have excluded all Fighting Type Pokémon from Pidgeot counterpicks list.

List of Pidgeot counters is filled up with Pokémon that have Ice and Electric Type Attacks as they are both super effective against Pidgeot, as well as with few neutral Pokémon with high HP and good DPS stats.

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.