Best Tauros (Paldean Aqua Breed) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Tauros (Paldean Aqua Breed) 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

          • Psychic33.0%
          • Grass23.5%
          • Electric20.5%
          • Flying15.0%
          • Fairy4.0%
          • Ghost1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 50.951137.37383.3s95.4
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *45.38704.50599.8s78.9
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 39.95694.215110.8s71.1
          4Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *40.11587.906114.2s68.9
          5MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *37.12688.855117.9s66.9
          6Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *37.96586.646119.4s65.9
          7Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 35.48760.424120.4s65.9
          8Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 35.94659.965122.0s64.7
          9Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *36.78550.876124.0s63.5
          10Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 32.52875.044127.2s63.2
          11LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 27.741614.532138.7s63.2
          12KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 34.56680.385125.3s63.1
          13Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 35.51567.026126.8s62.1
          14Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 34.89555.186129.1s61.0
          15Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 34.77557.106129.4s60.8
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 38.16374.879132.8s60.5
          17XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 35.60491.207130.4s60.4
          18Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 32.16717.205132.0s60.2
          19Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 34.70530.136130.9s60.1
          20Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *28.931063.133138.0s60.0
          21Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 36.27436.348132.3s59.9
          22Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *37.26376.319134.9s59.4
          23YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *31.93685.355133.8s59.3
          24Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 28.101081.893141.4s58.8
          25Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 30.42789.284136.6s58.7
          26Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 33.85505.267134.9s58.4
          27Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *30.55667.155139.4s56.9
          28Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 33.87443.118138.8s56.9
          29Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 31.76568.686138.7s56.8
          30ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *30.86628.865139.6s56.7
          31Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 30.84625.575139.8s56.6
          32Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 34.06412.018140.6s56.3
          33Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 31.92524.256140.3s56.1
          34Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *28.65790.864143.9s56.0
          35Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 32.83436.038142.7s55.3
          36Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 32.83436.038142.7s55.3
          37Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *33.59398.279143.3s55.3
          38ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 29.11680.385144.8s55.0
          39Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 28.28759.084146.3s55.0
          40Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *31.34505.547143.3s54.9
          41Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 31.21512.877143.4s54.9
          42Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *31.92459.027144.2s54.6
          43Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 31.57465.077145.0s54.3
          44Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 33.22378.709146.4s54.2
          45Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 28.60677.855147.1s54.2
          46MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 26.90861.794150.6s54.2
          47Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 30.13551.226145.6s54.2
          48MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *30.13539.256146.2s53.9
          49Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 32.92375.589147.7s53.8
          50Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 29.11562.566149.3s52.9
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          Tauros (Paldean Aqua Breed) type chart

          When fighting Tauros (Paldean Aqua Breed), keep in mind the following that Fighting and Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Fairy, Flying, Grass, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dark, Fire, Ice, Rock, 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 Tauros (Paldean Aqua Breed) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Tauros (Paldean Aqua Breed) down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Tauros (Paldean Aqua Breed) counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Rayquaza, and Mega Alakazam. The table also includes Mewtwo, Mega Sceptile, Mega Latios, and Mega Gardevoir, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Tauros (Paldean Aqua Breed) 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.