Best Misdreavus counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Misdreavus 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

          • Dark45.5%
          • Ghost26.0%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Psychic5.0%
          • Fire4.0%
          • Water3.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Flying2.5%
          • Rock2.0%
          • Ground1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.683810.54092.3s102.1
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.782550.35193.9s94.2
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 48.731024.89387.9s90.1
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 37.222123.401103.5s84.4
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 37.961858.831102.6s83.4
          6TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.972505.481111.7s81.2
          7Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 38.151580.122103.5s81.0
          8HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *34.682222.141110.3s80.5
          9Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 32.812698.351115.1s80.2
          10Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 44.49802.80498.9s79.7
          11DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 34.971936.241110.4s78.8
          12Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 37.551391.812106.2s78.0
          13Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *41.18903.873103.4s76.8
          14Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 42.39690.745105.8s74.4
          15Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 35.621336.342111.9s74.1
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.151253.572111.1s74.0
          17Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 39.67818.594108.3s73.1
          18YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 30.322213.771125.2s72.3
          19Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.061053.563113.5s71.3
          20Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *34.421204.712116.5s70.6
          21WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 31.761555.402122.6s69.8
          22ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 28.672255.171132.0s69.4
          23GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 28.572160.881132.7s68.6
          24Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 33.351168.423120.3s68.4
          25Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 31.741384.582123.8s68.1
          26GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 35.22907.573118.1s67.9
          27ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 37.27724.134116.5s67.8
          28Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 34.13982.553120.1s67.3
          29Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.421189.723123.1s67.2
          30ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.761137.403122.5s67.1
          31Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *29.301707.492131.3s66.7
          32GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 37.95617.815118.2s66.6
          33Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *29.051693.332132.4s66.2
          34Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 32.071137.903124.9s66.0
          35Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 39.66486.017120.4s65.7
          36MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *33.84885.534122.7s65.4
          37Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 28.941579.462133.5s65.0
          38LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 34.62731.104123.7s64.1
          39Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 28.371566.062136.1s63.9
          40HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 29.631317.132132.4s63.8
          41HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.991235.932131.7s63.6
          42Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 31.301014.123129.2s63.2
          43Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 35.77597.146124.8s63.1
          44Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 36.89527.266124.9s63.1
          45Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 31.64937.173129.1s62.7
          46Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 34.54651.605126.3s62.5
          47Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 36.57510.617126.6s62.2
          48BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 28.171345.222138.5s61.6
          49RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 29.401129.233135.2s61.5
          50AbsolAbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.981039.663133.9s61.4
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          Misdreavus type chart

          When fighting Misdreavus, keep in mind the following that Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Poison, Fighting, and Normal 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 Misdreavus in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Misdreavus down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Misdreavus 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.