Best Noctowl counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Noctowl 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

          • Electric37.0%
          • Rock26.0%
          • Ice20.0%
          • Dragon4.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Normal2.5%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Water1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 35.063102.491107.3s87.0
          2Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 41.441368.06297.4s84.0
          3Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *38.771573.422102.0s82.0
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 37.911589.772104.0s80.7
          5Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 39.191357.782102.5s80.2
          6Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 34.782066.821110.5s79.5
          7XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 39.841193.083102.4s79.2
          8Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 37.691443.442105.5s78.8
          9Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 39.031254.372103.7s78.7
          10ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *36.611594.582107.4s78.6
          11Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 40.621063.143102.2s78.5
          12Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 38.261266.152105.5s77.6
          13Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 39.361075.153104.9s76.8
          14Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 36.151460.932109.4s76.4
          15Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 36.811195.783109.8s74.4
          16Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 37.961000.343109.2s73.5
          17Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 36.141151.133112.1s72.7
          18Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 33.711432.902116.8s72.0
          19Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 34.901239.982114.8s71.8
          20RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 36.77968.883112.8s71.2
          21RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *32.041541.412121.7s70.1
          22Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 36.08964.013114.7s70.1
          23Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 32.131492.242121.7s69.8
          24RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 32.521335.302121.5s68.9
          25TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 29.022029.991131.1s68.6
          26BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 33.161155.263121.0s68.0
          27MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 31.361417.922125.0s67.8
          28TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 32.521229.202122.4s67.8
          29Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 35.21893.824118.4s67.7
          30Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 36.79740.934117.3s67.4
          31ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 33.661046.133120.7s67.4
          32ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 31.761246.292124.9s66.7
          33Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 30.071500.472129.3s66.3
          34Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 34.10913.513121.3s66.2
          35Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirElectricCharge Beam IceTriple Axel 32.981029.223123.1s66.1
          36Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 35.06784.684121.0s65.7
          37MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 32.401053.033124.8s65.5
          38GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *30.741243.202128.7s65.0
          39Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 32.81960.443124.7s64.9
          40TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 32.18994.023126.4s64.4
          41WeavileWeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 30.521173.703130.2s63.8
          42Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 32.13945.353127.3s63.6
          43Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 27.461678.832139.7s63.1
          44LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 31.42983.723129.2s63.0
          45Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *31.69949.543128.8s63.0
          46Shadow MagnetonShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnetonElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 32.49857.304127.6s62.9
          47KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *30.151130.893132.1s62.7
          48Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 32.38854.624128.0s62.7
          49Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 30.921002.283130.8s62.4
          50Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 30.73996.833131.6s62.1
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Noctowl counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Mega Diancie, Shadow Rhyperior, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Shadow Raikou, Shadow Tyranitar, Xurkitree, and Shadow Magnezone, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Noctowl type chart

          When fighting Noctowl, keep in mind the following that Normal and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Grass, Ghost, and Ground type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Noctowl Raids

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

          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.