Best Chien-Pao counters

Raid Battles

The best Chien-Pao counters in Pokémon GO are Mega Lucario, Mega Blaziken, Terrakion, Mega Heracross, Keldeo (Ordinary Forme), Keldeo, and Shadow Machamp. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 5 Trainers to defeat Chien-Pao in a 5-Star Raid.

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          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega LucarioMega Lucario
          Counter / Aura Sphere
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Focus Blast
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega HeracrossMega Heracross
          Counter / Close Combat
          Official artwork of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          Official artwork of KeldeoKeldeo
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MachampShadow Machamp
          Counter / Dynamic Punch
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LucarioMega Pokémon iconMega LucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 67.411505.49233s126.2
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 58.321377.310269s110.4
          3.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *57.201210.212275s105.9
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HeracrossMega Pokémon iconMega HeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 56.371248.512279s105.4
          5.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 52.051510.99299s102.8
          6.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 52.051510.99299s102.8
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 58.02861.417276s100.0
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 55.74881.817287s97.3
          9.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 53.07999.015298s95.9
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 52.25887.616305s92.5
          11.Thumbnail image of ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 49.50974.715319s90.3
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ToxicroakShadow ToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 53.63643.023304s88.5
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 52.83624.524308s86.9
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 48.00889.516330s86.5
          15.Thumbnail image of MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 47.51842.217334s84.9
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 50.76643.023319s84.7
          17.Thumbnail image of CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *41.491407.410373s84.6
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow PoliwrathShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 44.021024.414356s83.1
          19.Thumbnail image of MarshadowMarshadowFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 46.11836.517344s82.7
          20.Thumbnail image of HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.22855.217350s81.8
          21.Thumbnail image of BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 43.54967.615361s81.4
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SneaslerShadow SneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 47.94653.622336s81.2
          23.Thumbnail image of HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 50.00539.927328s80.7
          24.Thumbnail image of BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 43.56882.616362s80.0
          25.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 51.60453.333324s79.9
          26.Thumbnail image of Pirouette Forme MeloettaPirouette Forme MeloettaFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 42.21939.015372s79.0
          27.Thumbnail image of VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.34768.019358s78.8
          28.Thumbnail image of Dusk Mane NecrozmaDusk Mane NecrozmaSteelMetal Claw SteelSunsteel Strike 42.74886.916368s78.8
          29.Thumbnail image of BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 50.53437.234332s78.0
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SawkShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 46.17584.825351s77.0
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          Group size

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 3 - 5 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 6+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Chien-Pao CP range from Raids

          Chien-Pao can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1819 CP to 1902 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2274 CP to 2378 CP with Fog and Snow weather boost

          Chien-Pao weaknesses

          Chien-Pao type chart

          When fighting Chien-Pao, keep in mind the that Dark and Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting (2x), Bug, Fairy, Fire, Rock, and Steel-type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, Ice, and Psychic-type moves.


          • FightingFighting256.0%
          • BugBug160.0%
          • FairyFairy160.0%
          • FireFire160.0%
          • RockRock160.0%
          • SteelSteel160.0%


          • PsychicPsychic39.1%
          • DarkDark62.5%
          • GhostGhost62.5%
          • IceIce62.5%
          • Chien-Pao takes increased damage from Fighting, Bug, Fairy, Fire, Rock, and Steel type moves.
          • Chien-Pao takes reduced damage from Psychic, Dark, Ghost, and Ice type moves.
          • Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and best weather for defeating Chien-Pao

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • cloudyCloudy
          • sunnySunny
          • snowSnow
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • sunnySunny
          • cloudyCloudy
          • rainRain
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • sunnySunny
          • fogFog
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Chien-Pao in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Chien-Pao down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          This guide displays a list of best Chien-Pao counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.