How to Beat Seaking in Pokémon Go

Lits of Seaking Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 18.09.2016.
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:
Spark
Special Move:
Thunderbolt
Quick Move:
Thunder Shock
Special Move:
Thunderbolt
Quick Move:
Thunder Shock
Special Move:
Thunderbolt
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Body Slam
Quick Move:
Lick
Special Move:
Body Slam
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Hurricane
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Dragon Breath
Special Move:
Dragon Claw
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Power Whip
Quick Move:
Rock Throw
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Mud Shot
Special Move:
Earthquake



Seaking is one of the tricky Water Type Gym defenders in Pokémon Go.

Seaking is Water Type Pokémon with rare capability of countering it's strongest counters.
The strongest Seaking counters are Grass Type based Pokémon...
* Grass and 'Grass / Psychic' Type Pokémon are heavily countered by Seaking with Poison Jab as Quick and Megahorn as Special Move.
* Pokémon that fall under 'Grass / Poison' category are also countered by Seaking with Poison Jab as Quick and Drill Run as Special Move.

All of this made us completely exclude Grass Type Pokémon from Seaking counters list, so we focused on Electric Type ones and neutral Pokémon with good 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.