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Skuntank Solo Raid Guide

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Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
SkuntankSolo
Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 30 with proper counters

HP3,600 ATK184.00 DEF132.00
CP Range
Lvl 20 1278 - 1347 Lvl 25 1597 - 1684

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Sunny / Clear, Fog, Cloudy Sunny / Clear

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Bite Easy
Poison Jab Easy

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Crunch Challenging
Flamethrower Intermediate
Sludge Bomb Easy

Overview

Skuntank itself is not particularly hard on paper. It has good, but not great, defense, and should go down fast in theory. The problem is the fact that the combination of Dark and Poison Types leaves only one weakness to exploit: Ground. Ground is a hard to manage type, as it's loaded with weak moves and comparatively low power. As a result, many players neglect Ground Type, and won't have a team that can effectively take on Skuntank.

That said; if you have a Ground crew ready to bury it, Skuntank is not hard at all. Ground Types naturally resist most of Skuntank's best moves, and most don't carry weaknesses to any thing that it may have.

Approach

Team Composition

  • Excadrill is has the highest damage, but is a bit frail and is weak to Flamethrower
  • Groudon and Garchomp have nothing to fear and can basically eat the skunk for lunch with just a few.
  • Other Ground attackers should just be there in case your core team doesn't quite knock it out.

Dodging Strategy

  • If failing: attempt fewer dodges if timing out, more dodges if fainting out

Counters

  • Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters Viable at Level 25
Excadrill Excadrill
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Pros:

  • Fastest clear time, great for getting ahead of the clock
  • Triple-resists Poison movesets
  • Semi-common species, generally obtainable

Cons:

  • Somewhat frail by comparison to other top counters
  • Weak to Flamethrower
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Pros:

  • Very high overall performance, fantastic counter to all movesets
  • Resists Poison movesets

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status
Garchomp Garchomp
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Pros:

  • Very high overall performance. Slightly slower than Groudon with higher TDO
  • Resists Poison movesets and Flamethrower

Cons:

  • Currently a very rare species
Counters Viable at Level 30
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Pros:

  • Resists Poison Type movesets

Cons: 

  • Rare species, not owned by many
Mamoswine Mamoswine
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Pros: 

  • Common species in many areas, owned by many players as it was featured in a Community Day
  • Resists Poison-Type movesets

Cons: 

  • Weak to Flamethrower
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Pros:

  • Common species for many people, as it had its own community day.
  • Resists Poison Type movesets and Flamethrower

Cons:

  •  Requires its Community Day move to be effective
Counters Viable at Level 35
Rhyperior Rhyperior
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Pros:

  • Very bulky, good choice if your team is fainting out
  • Very common species, with a family that has been around since the start of the game
  • Double-resists Poison movesets, resists Flamethrower

Cons:

  • One of the poorest possible Ground Type movesets leaves it very slow, needs support from faster Pokemon to be genuinely effective.
Rayquaza Rayquaza
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Pros: 

  • Despite not dealing Super Effective damage, Rayquaza's Sky-High neutral damage is enough to solo Skuntank
  • Resists Flamethrower

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status
  • Somewhat slow due to a lack of Super Effective damage

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