Best Goldeen counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Goldeen 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

          • Grass46.5%
          • Electric35.5%
          • Dragon7.0%
          • Psychic4.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *57.363346.90167.1s130.7
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 50.013702.91075.9s119.6
          3KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 54.492464.96171.9s117.8
          4ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *49.483245.42177.2s115.4
          5Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 52.682165.30175.0s111.7
          6XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 53.551905.64174.8s110.2
          7Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 52.802008.72175.4s110.2
          8Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 48.382797.40179.6s110.0
          9Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *47.013081.65181.3s109.7
          10Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 54.561699.07274.5s109.3
          11Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 51.312102.03177.0s108.7
          12Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 51.211963.27177.6s107.0
          13Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 45.852941.11183.4s106.5
          14ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 44.413215.59185.5s105.7
          15Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *49.891896.30179.8s104.1
          16Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 46.522436.69183.3s103.6
          17Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *47.642138.53182.3s102.9
          18Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 48.771920.67181.3s102.5
          19Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 50.961599.10279.6s102.3
          20Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 45.452379.95185.3s101.3
          21Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 47.461893.17183.5s100.0
          22Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 42.452881.75189.8s99.7
          23Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *46.831885.02184.5s98.9
          24Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 46.141949.72185.4s98.4
          25RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 44.821930.32187.8s95.9
          26RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 43.722121.82189.1s95.9
          27Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 45.941603.27287.3s94.2
          28Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 41.902287.42192.2s94.1
          29Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 49.541190.95384.8s94.1
          30ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 45.231667.07288.2s93.8
          31Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 46.711469.82286.9s93.8
          32ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 42.602061.22191.5s93.4
          33MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 43.161887.38191.0s92.7
          34Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 39.312702.21196.9s92.6
          35Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 46.561381.03287.7s92.4
          36Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 41.382157.61193.7s92.1
          37MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 42.541922.77192.1s92.0
          38TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 41.272124.71194.0s91.6
          39Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 46.991254.60288.1s91.2
          40ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *40.212272.82195.9s91.0
          41Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 44.631511.41290.2s91.0
          42Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *41.352000.24194.3s90.6
          43CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 38.382637.96199.3s90.4
          44SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *41.371853.97194.8s89.3
          45TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 38.692386.50199.1s89.1
          46Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 43.551487.00292.4s88.9
          47Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 42.241634.09294.0s88.5
          48VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *39.622093.92197.7s88.4
          49RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 38.552264.92199.7s87.9
          50LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 42.211568.46294.5s87.7
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          Goldeen type chart

          When fighting Goldeen, keep in mind the following that Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water type moves.


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

          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Goldeen counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Kartana, and Zekrom. The table also includes Shadow Raikou, Xurkitree, Mega Manectric, and Shaymin (Sky), among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Goldeen are:

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          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.