Best Unown counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

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

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          Best Unown counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 72.628625.561118.8s239.7
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 63.179336.461147.8s220.3
          3Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 65.446918.471105.7s209.8
          4Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 62.886398.821101.8s199.7
          5GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 51.9510713.721206.2s196.9
          6Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 62.706049.33196.5s196.5
          7Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *51.5510303.611199.9s193.8
          8ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 55.726209.851111.4s181.0
          9Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 58.654739.16180.8s175.8
          10GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 55.545353.86196.4s174.0
          11TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 52.416220.001118.7s173.0
          12Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 51.566478.991125.7s172.6
          13Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *43.549912.961227.7s169.1
          14Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 52.965212.97198.4s166.8
          15Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 56.444294.38176.1s166.7
          16Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 58.783602.45161.3s164.5
          17Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 51.524541.67188.2s157.9
          18Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 49.085245.201106.9s157.8
          19HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *54.243734.52168.9s156.2
          20Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *56.593257.682115.1s155.9
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Unown in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Unown 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 Unown 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 Unown counter is Mega Gengar, followed by Mega Tyranitar, Mega Banette, and Shadow Tyranitar. The table also includes Gholdengo, Shadow Cursola, Giratina (Origin Forme), and Chandelure, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Unown type chart

          When fighting Unown, 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.