How to Beat Vileplume in Pokémon Go

Lits of Vileplume Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 17.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Fire Fang
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Body Slam
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Psychic
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Psychic
Quick Move:
Confusion
Special Move:
Psychic
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Hurricane
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Flamethrower
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Ice Beam
Quick Move:
Zen Headbutt
Special Move:
Hyper Beam
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Ember
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Confusion
Special Move:
Psychic
Quick Move:
Feint Attack
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Psycho Cut
Special Move:
Psychic



Vileplume is one of the strongest Grass Type Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Vileplume is Grass / Poison type Pokémon with high DPS, but all of it's potential attacks are either Grass or Poison Type. This makes Vileplume easily predictable and picking counters for Vileplume is easy - just go with Pokémon with strong Fire, Ice, Flying or Psychic Attacks and it should be just fine.

List of Vileplume counters is led by Lapras, the only Water Type Pokémon we listed (others were excluded because of Vileplume's potential Grass Type Attacks). Lapras is followed by Fire Type Pokémon - Charizard and Arcanine... After them we have Pokémon with Psychic and Flying Attacks, and at the end some more Fire and Psychic Type Pokémon.

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.