Azumarill Solo Raid Guide

Azumarill is a Tier 3 Raid Boss, holding a Raid Boss CP of 8989 and a dual Water / Fairy typing. If you want a chance at taking down an Azumarill solo style, then it is recommended to wait until being at least level 10.

Azumarill should be one of the easiest Raid Bosses to solo. There are few factors than truly influence the fight, considering Azumarill’s weak stats and CP in general. Azumarill is easy to take down, however if you choose counters haphazardly, you may have a bit of a hard time.

If you would like to see how Azumarill’s stats stack up in the meta, then be sure to take a look at Azurril, Marill and Azumarill in our Generation 3 entries.

Azumarill Raid Counters

Azumarill, being a dual Water / Fairy type Pokémon, has a weakness to Poison , Electric , and Grass type moves, which is good for those who have been able to accumulate an army of Raikou and Zapdos. However, if you haven’t, the DPS (Damage per second) difference between these counters is not that big, so as long as you have a reasonable CP team composed of any of the Pokémon you see here, you should be ready to solo Azumarill.

CounterFast MoveCharged move
RaikouThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge Electric
ZapdosCharge Beam ElectricThunderbolt Electric
ExeggutorBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam Grass
GengarHex GhostSludge Bomb Poison
VictreebelRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam Grass
JolteonThunder Shock ElectricThunderbolt Electric
MagnetonSpark ElectricZap Cannon Electric
VenusaurVine Whip GrassSolar Beam Grass
GroudonMud Shot GroundSolar Beam Grass
VileplumeAcid PoisonSolar Beam Grass



Raikou is a pure Electric type Legendary Pokémon known for being an absolute powerhouse (pun intended) when it comes to bringing in the Electric type attacks in times of need. If your Raikou is a high enough CP, then you most likely be able to take down Azumarill with Raikou alone.


Zapdos is a pure Electric type Legendary Pokémon serving as the team Instinct representative, but when it comes to using it in battle, it will function as a weaker Raikou, so you should plan on using Zapdos as your on-hand Raikou replacement.


Exeggutor is a dual Grass / Psychic type Pokémon. Although it has been made a laughing stock by its Alolan counterpart, it is still considered to be one of the strongest foes to face in game, and using it with a dual Grass type moveset, well, let’s just say that Azumarill should have some potions on hand.


Gengar is a dual Ghost / Poison type Pokémon and is an easy go-to when it comes to an Azumarill raid, using a Poison type charged move, as long as you keep up with some dodges every once in a while, Gengar should take Azumarill down, no problem.


Victreebel is a dual Grass / Poison type Pokémon and a solid counter for Azumarill, packing a punch with using its dual Grass type moveset. Even if your Victreebel has Poison type moves, Azumarill still has a heavy weakness to Poison type attacks, so Victreebel has you covered.


Jolteon is a pure Electric type Pokémon and can be taken as a little sibling to Raikou, which makes perfect sense considering the Legendary Beast Raikou’s origins started as being a Jolteon itself. Jolteon will put up a good fight and will make a great Raikou replacement.


Magneton is a dual Electric / Steel type Pokémon and will serve as the last Electric type counter from the roster, although it cannot pack as much of a punch as the other Electric types, if you use it correctly and pay attention to dodging, Magneton should be able to withstand as a miniature Zapdos.


Venusaur is a dual Grass / Poison type Pokémon and it one the most frequently used starters of Generation 1. Although it may not be as strong as an Exeggutor, Venusaur works interchangeably with Victreebel, sharing a similar moveset and the exact same typing.


Groudon is a pure Ground type Legendary Pokémon known for its strong stats and can function as well as any powered up Rhydon. Although Groudon can take some heavy damage if Azumarill uses a Water type moveset, considering the Damage output Groudon can provide, it is well worth it.


Vileplume is a dual Grass / Poison type Pokémon that fits side by side with the rest of our Grass / Poison type counters. Unlike the other counters of similar typing, Vileplume takes advantage of Azumarill’s weakness to Poison by using Acid Poison as its fast move.

Azumarill Raid Boss Movesets

Azumarill has access to all of the following movesets:

  • Bubble Water (Fast)
  • Rock Smash Fighting (Fast)
  • Ice Beam Ice (Charged, 2 bars)
  • Play Rough Fairy (Charged, 2 bars)
  • Hydro Pump Water (Charged, 1 bar)

When comparing all of Azumarill’s possible movesets, it becomes more than apparent just how easy it is to take one down.

Even though the ranking below goes from Easy to Hard, please note that this is by the own Pokémon’s standards, so an all reality, none of Azumarill’s moveset are difficult.

Below is a moveset table that shows off Azumarill’s movesets ranked by difficulty, the ranking was determined by the TDMG (Total Damage) caused by a single energy cycle.

EasyBubble WaterHydro Pump Water
Bubble WaterIce Beam Ice
MediumBubble WaterPlay Rough Fairy
Rock Smash FightingHydro Pump Water
HardRock Smash FightingIce Beam Ice
Rock Smash FightingPlay Rough Fairy

Weather Influence

In all honesty, we could tell you what weather to avoid, but Azumarill still won’t be a challenge to take down, so if you want to just catch a higher CP one, wait until Rainy or Cloudy weather. Although it will be slightly harder to take down, it really shouldn’t be a challenge for any kind of player. We recommend that if you plan on using your Electric type counters, to wait until Rainy weather or if you are using your Grass counters, take advantage of your Sunny weather.

Below is a table that shows off the weather advantages and disadvantages in relation to Azumarill and the counters in question.

RainyBoost Electric type movesBoost Azumarill’s Water type moves
CloudyBoost Vileplume’s Acid PoisonBoost Azumarill’s Rock Smash Fighting / Play Rough Fairy
Sunny / [clear]Boost Grass type moves and Groudon’s Mud Shot Ground
FogBoost Gengar’s Hex Ghost
SnowBoost Azumarill’s Ice Beam Ice

Final Notes

  • Wait until at least level 10 in order to solo raid Azumarill
  • Take advantage of Electric , Grass , and Poison types when battling against Azumarill
  • Azumarill’s strongest moveset is Rock Smash Fighting / Play Rough Fairy and its weakest is Bubble Water / Hydro Pump Water
  • Avoid attempting to solo Azumarill in Rainy weather unless you can deal with the extra strength on its side, however if you do you should use your Electric type attacks
  • Avoid using Pokémon that will take super effective damage, unless if they have a high CP and DPS value
  • Be prepared to fail, it happens to the strongest of players, so be sure to stack up on your revives and potions for whenever you need them in the heat of battle

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