How to Beat Porygon in Pokémon Go

Lits of Porygon Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 15.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Body Slam
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Dragon Breath
Special Move:
Dragon Claw
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Feint Attack
Special Move:
Fire Blast



Porygon is one of the rarely seen Gym defenders in Pokémon Go.

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

However, since v0.35 Porygon can fully counter Fighting Type Pokémon by having Zen Headbutt as Quick and Psybeam as Special Move .

Because of that we excluded all Fighting Type Pokémon from Porygon counters list and filled it up with elite neutral Pokémon like Snorlax, Lapras, Dragonite, Vaporeon, 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.