How to Beat Wigglytuff in Pokémon Go

Lits of Wigglytuff Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 20.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Gunk Shot
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Sludge Wave
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Sludge Wave
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Sludge Wave
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Sludge Wave
Quick Move:
Bullet Punch
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Acid
Special Move:
Sludge Bomb
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Sludge Wave
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Earthquake
Quick Move:
Acid
Special Move:
Sludge Wave
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Karate Chop
Special Move:
Cross Chop
Quick Move:
Vine Whip
Special Move:
Sludge Bomb
Quick Move:
Frost Breath
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Ice Shard
Special Move:
Blizzard
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Wing Attack
Special Move:
Hurricane
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Fire Blast
Quick Move:
Steel Wing
Special Move:
Hurricane



Wigglytuff is the only viable 'Normal / Fairy' Type Gym Defender in Pokémon Go.

Wigglytuff is Bug Type Pokémon with very high HP and average Attacks.
Wigglytuff has no attacks that can potentially inflict serious damage to it's counters - therefore making counters list for Wigglytuff was easy.

List of Wigglytuff counters is filled up with Pokémon that have Poison, Fighting and Steel Type Attacks as they are all super effective against Wigglytuff.

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.