Best Exeggutor counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Exeggutor 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Bug33.5%
          • Fire22.0%
          • Dark12.0%
          • Ghost11.5%
          • Flying10.5%
          • Ice4.0%
          • Poison3.0%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 60.602364.22165.5s127.1
          2Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 58.311820.03169.7s116.9
          3PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 72.96643.01571.7s113.1
          4Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 51.832370.39175.5s112.3
          5VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 55.271729.67273.5s110.8
          6Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 54.221578.76275.5s107.1
          7Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 60.90932.15374.6s105.6
          8Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *55.651169.80377.0s102.9
          9Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 57.441020.26376.8s102.6
          10Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 47.621806.54183.6s99.3
          11Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 47.621806.54183.6s99.3
          12Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 47.621806.54183.6s99.3
          13Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 47.621806.54183.6s99.3
          14Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 47.621806.54183.6s99.3
          15YanmegaYanmegaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 49.401318.68283.8s95.9
          16EscavalierEscavalierBugBug Bite BugMegahorn 45.821629.46287.4s94.3
          17VikavoltVikavoltBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 51.011065.39384.1s94.2
          18Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.551521.18286.8s94.2
          19RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 47.031435.50286.6s93.8
          20ScizorScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 45.031557.05289.2s92.2
          21Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 51.06850.81487.4s90.1
          22Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.56872.88487.7s89.8
          23Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 44.801369.99290.9s89.4
          24ScytherScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *46.031152.29390.7s88.2
          25PinsirPinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 47.461004.77390.2s87.9
          26Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *44.671178.25392.8s86.5
          27DurantDurantBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 42.441346.18295.5s85.4
          28Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl FlyingSky Attack 45.70986.17393.4s85.0
          29Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 46.49918.41393.1s84.9
          30YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl FlyingOblivion Wing *39.041806.581100.2s84.8
          31ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *41.101463.80297.4s84.6
          32Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl BugMegahorn 47.78799.79493.3s84.4
          33HeatranHeatranBugBug Bite FireMagma Storm *38.531837.301101.3s84.2
          34AccelgorAccelgorBugInfestation BugBug Buzz 47.53804.28493.7s84.1
          35LokixLokixBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 42.551147.72397.1s82.8
          36KartanaKartanaFlyingAir Slash BugX-Scissor 41.441185.64399.0s81.6
          37Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 39.591405.202101.2s81.5
          38Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.221319.732100.4s81.4
          39GolisopodGolisopodBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 43.24970.87398.1s81.0
          40Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 39.121416.642102.2s80.8
          41Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 46.62693.77598.0s80.4
          42LeavannyLeavannyBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 41.291055.423100.8s79.5
          43HeracrossHeracrossBugStruggle Bug BugMegahorn 44.07805.29499.6s79.2
          44Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 40.841025.443102.2s78.3
          45Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.93580.466101.5s77.9
          46Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 43.02806.924101.5s77.7
          47HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *36.611487.422108.0s77.4
          48Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.87937.743103.4s76.9
          49Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl BugMegahorn 45.58596.226103.1s76.5
          50Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 45.81572.446103.7s76.2
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Exeggutor counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Pinsir, Pheromosa, and Mega Scizor. The table also includes Volcarona, Shadow Scizor, Mega Beedrill, and Shadow Scyther, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Exeggutor type chart

          When fighting Exeggutor, keep in mind the following that Grass and Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Psychic, and Water type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Exeggutor Raids

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

          About our ranking methodology

          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 moves, 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.

          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.