Best Mew counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mew 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

          • Dark31.5%
          • Ghost27.0%
          • Bug21.0%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Water2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Grass2.0%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 36.61872.904114.8s69.5
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 32.581163.603122.9s67.1
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.54777.444125.9s63.3
          4Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 33.34677.695129.2s61.2
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 29.66927.143136.9s59.5
          6Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.70581.986138.3s57.0
          7Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 28.98757.754143.2s56.0
          8Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *29.34689.965143.6s55.5
          9Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *25.981056.873152.2s55.0
          10HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *27.85790.394147.5s54.8
          11TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 27.64763.174149.1s54.0
          12PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 32.39384.349148.6s53.3
          13GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 26.12878.544154.2s53.2
          14Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 25.74901.593155.8s52.8
          15Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 30.41462.217149.5s52.6
          16Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 28.18621.605150.9s52.6
          17Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 27.79640.485152.0s52.4
          18ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 27.87632.635151.9s52.3
          19DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 27.18655.725154.4s51.7
          20Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.46467.747153.0s51.5
          21GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 28.51527.566153.6s51.4
          22Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 24.82838.264162.2s50.6
          23VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 26.01692.455159.2s50.5
          24Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 28.11503.787156.7s50.3
          25Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 29.62410.038156.7s50.3
          26Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 25.54730.124160.7s50.3
          27Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 26.20634.505160.1s49.9
          28Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.34406.368158.1s49.8
          29Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 28.17475.857158.0s49.8
          30Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 24.54780.354165.2s49.4
          31Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 25.83613.845162.8s49.0
          32Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 26.09557.686163.8s48.4
          33Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 26.77503.577163.1s48.4
          34Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 26.91480.177163.8s48.1
          35Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 25.01635.715166.6s48.1
          36Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *22.54946.843174.9s48.0
          37Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *21.911049.143178.0s47.9
          38GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 23.57772.134171.4s47.7
          39Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 28.58354.7810166.5s47.5
          40YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.82713.715171.3s47.4
          41MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *24.13675.725170.5s47.3
          42Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 25.99499.737167.3s47.2
          43Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *22.28855.894178.4s46.6
          44LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 22.46822.544177.8s46.5
          45Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *24.75563.326171.0s46.5
          46ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 22.62776.704177.7s46.2
          47Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *26.61411.418170.3s46.2
          48Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 22.26778.314180.2s45.7
          49Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 26.28402.658172.7s45.6
          50Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 26.08405.808173.5s45.4
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Mew counter is Mega Gengar, followed by Mega Tyranitar, Shadow Tyranitar, and Mega Banette. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Cursola, Mega Houndoom, and Shadow Mewtwo, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Mew type chart

          When fighting Mew, keep in mind the following that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, and Psychic type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Mew Raids

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

          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.