How to Beat Rapidash in Pokémon Go

Lits of Rapidash Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated: 23.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Rock Throw
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Mud Shot
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Aqua Tail
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Shot
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Earthquake



Rapidash is one of few Fire Type Gym Defenders in Pokémon Go.

Rapidash is Fire Type Pokémon with average HP and average Attacks.
Rapidash has no attacks that could seriously damage any of it's main counterpicks. The only Pokémon Types Rapidash can double-counter are Steel and Rock Pokémon. Steel Type Pokémon are not among Rapidash's top counterpicks, and Rapidash has no HP or DPS to deal with the strongest Rock Type Pokémon.

List of Rapidash counters is filled up with Pokémon that have Water, Ground and Rock Type Attacks since all of them are super effective against Rapidash.

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.