Best Ariados counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

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

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          Best Ariados counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 69.863632.32055.5s187.6
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *53.652771.96172.3s143.8
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *55.702419.71170.6s143.0
          4Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *65.161352.82265.9s139.1
          5RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 54.002212.12173.2s136.6
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *51.002163.02177.2s130.1
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 46.172598.93183.5s126.5
          8ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *48.012278.27181.3s126.0
          9Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 50.661819.05179.0s124.0
          10Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *58.691142.33373.9s123.3
          11HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *41.283104.10191.8s121.6
          12Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *47.441989.95183.1s120.7
          13Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.662039.31184.2s120.0
          14Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.451600.27280.4s119.7
          15Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 52.191442.30279.0s119.7
          16Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 47.271917.55183.7s119.3
          17MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *53.501322.19278.2s119.3
          18Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *41.272872.65192.3s119.2
          19Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 46.462000.06184.7s119.0
          20Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 51.571461.84279.7s119.0
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Ariados in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Ariados 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 Ariados 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 Ariados counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, and Shadow Mewtwo. The table also includes Rayquaza, Shadow Moltres, Shadow Ho-Oh, and Reshiram, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Ariados type chart

          When fighting Ariados, keep in mind the following that Bug and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Poison, Fighting, and Grass type moves.


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