Best Pineco counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Pineco 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

          • Fire43.5%
          • Flying23.0%
          • Rock20.5%
          • Psychic3.5%
          • Dragon2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 69.644919.87054.6s165.0
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.092903.73169.1s124.7
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 53.682993.26171.9s121.2
          4Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *54.502714.55171.4s120.2
          5ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *48.542755.94179.4s110.0
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *51.852104.70176.3s109.7
          7Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.681913.65178.6s105.6
          8Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *47.482446.09181.7s105.4
          9Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 46.872540.18182.5s105.2
          10Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 47.002473.29182.4s104.8
          11Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 47.742314.30181.6s104.7
          12Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.992457.21182.5s104.7
          13YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *44.502997.44185.7s104.4
          14Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 51.591627.82278.6s103.6
          15Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 43.742978.72187.1s102.8
          16Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 47.881788.58283.2s99.6
          17Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *39.893422.16194.5s98.3
          18Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.961814.90184.6s98.3
          19Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 44.582188.79187.3s98.0
          20Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 44.942085.50187.0s97.7
          21Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 48.421546.98283.7s97.5
          22Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.431676.51284.5s97.5
          23HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *42.182601.89190.9s97.2
          24Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 43.292292.94189.4s96.7
          25Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *46.221710.47286.3s95.9
          26Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 39.333076.91196.2s95.1
          27MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *42.982066.82190.7s94.1
          28Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 43.491954.88190.1s93.9
          29Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 42.532011.38191.8s92.8
          30VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 42.961912.52191.3s92.6
          31Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 44.341686.59289.7s92.5
          32DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 44.341686.59289.7s92.5
          33Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 44.321651.09289.9s92.1
          34ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 43.511735.96291.0s91.7
          35Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 43.541717.25291.1s91.5
          36Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 44.361592.76290.2s91.5
          37BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.001878.45193.4s90.6
          38Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 39.032495.94198.0s90.6
          39RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *39.302396.65197.6s90.3
          40RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 45.211388.32290.0s90.3
          41EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 39.782284.73196.8s90.3
          42Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *36.663101.521102.8s90.1
          43Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FireFlamethrower 40.702031.53195.5s89.8
          44Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *35.333397.121106.1s89.2
          45EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *39.602035.43198.0s87.9
          46Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 39.891892.38197.9s87.1
          47DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.231825.87197.4s87.1
          48TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 38.942047.78199.5s86.8
          49TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 40.191767.56297.7s86.4
          50Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 43.141309.63294.4s86.0
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Pineco counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Blaziken, Rayquaza, and Mega Y Charizard. The table also includes Reshiram, Shadow Moltres, Shadow Blaziken, and Shadow Rhyperior, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Pineco type chart

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

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

          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.