Best Gyarados counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Gyarados in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Gyarados counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best overall

          Highest DPS

          Highest TDO

          Best Gyarados counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 55.081175.89485.4s118.4
          2XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 56.311036.68473.6s116.6
          3Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 54.371079.78479.4s114.8
          4Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 57.32920.75464.3s114.7
          5Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 52.611177.65489.5s114.4
          6Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 53.731094.42481.5s114.1
          7ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *50.241227.83373.3s111.7
          8Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 53.73868.38580.8s107.7
          9Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 50.57992.71478.5s106.4
          10RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 45.331153.204101.8s101.8
          11Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 45.851092.37495.3s101.3
          12Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 47.47905.91476.3s99.2
          13MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 43.471157.494106.5s98.8
          14ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 47.10902.39476.6s98.5
          15ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 44.241073.99497.1s98.2
          16Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 52.07640.58673.8s97.5
          17Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 48.62785.24580.8s97.5
          18Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 41.841219.24387.4s97.2
          19Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 49.80681.88682.1s95.8
          20LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 44.09850.11596.4s92.4
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Gyarados 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Gyarados counter is Shadow Raikou, followed by Xurkitree, Mega Manectric, and Shadow Electivire. The table also includes Shadow Magnezone, Shadow Zapdos, Zekrom, and Shadow Luxray, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Gyarados type chart

          When fighting Gyarados, keep in mind the following that Water and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Fire, Steel, Water, and Ground type moves.


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