Best Forretress counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Forretress 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

          • Fire73.5%
          • Fighting4.0%
          • Ground3.0%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Flying3.0%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Dark2.5%
          • Ghost2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *54.632355.51172.0s117.0
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *57.131875.65170.7s115.7
          3ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *48.741865.82181.6s101.9
          4Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 49.171723.11281.6s100.9
          5Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *52.041234.92280.8s98.6
          6Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.661680.52284.1s97.9
          7Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 48.101558.14284.1s97.1
          8Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.661454.00285.4s95.1
          9Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *43.292030.14190.2s94.3
          10Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *48.121170.22387.1s91.7
          11Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 45.541365.47289.6s90.5
          12Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *47.171166.53388.7s90.2
          13Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 39.282303.40197.9s89.6
          14HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *43.171577.33292.5s89.4
          15Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *39.542127.55197.8s88.6
          16VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 42.931518.21293.3s88.3
          17Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 42.551489.78294.3s87.3
          18MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 40.981703.62296.3s87.1
          19Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 44.701132.13393.3s85.9
          20DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 44.701132.13393.3s85.9
          21Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 44.311167.30393.6s85.8
          22Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 44.671071.63394.0s84.8
          23ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 43.371169.34395.3s84.4
          24BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.921211.85295.8s84.3
          25EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 40.021541.74299.3s83.7
          26EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *40.871322.80299.0s82.5
          27CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *39.441427.942101.4s81.5
          28Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *36.051998.701107.1s81.3
          29DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.971200.84299.9s81.1
          30Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 44.11856.13498.4s80.2
          31InfernapeInfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *39.731149.133103.1s78.4
          32FlareonFlareonFireFire Spin FireOverheat 39.791067.493104.0s77.3
          33TyphlosionTyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *38.931144.833105.1s77.1
          34VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 36.181423.922109.6s76.0
          35SalamenceSalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 35.521475.832111.1s75.5
          36IncineroarIncineroarFireFire Fang FireBlaze Kick 36.761187.053110.1s74.2
          37ArcanineArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 36.701150.133110.6s73.6
          38Pyroar (Female)Pyroar (Female)FireFire Fang FireOverheat 37.481035.773109.9s73.3
          39PyroarPyroarFireFire Fang FireOverheat 37.481035.773109.9s73.3
          40MagmortarMagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 37.011056.113110.9s72.8
          41SolgaleoSolgaleoFireFire Spin FireFlamethrower 33.331580.892117.1s72.8
          42Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FireFlamethrower 36.941049.113111.2s72.6
          43Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 38.30891.334110.1s72.3
          44Shadow RapidashShadow Pokémon iconShadow RapidashFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 37.42773.564114.8s69.0
          45Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut FireFire Punch 35.47942.723116.8s68.8
          46HoundoomHoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 36.49843.724115.7s68.8
          47Shadow NinetalesShadow Pokémon iconShadow NinetalesFireFire Spin FireWeather Ball 35.59913.053116.9s68.5
          48Shadow MagmarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmarFireEmber FireFlamethrower 36.85728.804117.5s67.3
          49SkeledirgeSkeledirgeFireIncinerate FireFlamethrower 32.121233.922123.8s67.2
          50HeatmorHeatmorFireFire Spin FireFlamethrower 32.99797.684127.2s62.8
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          Forretress type chart

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Forretress 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.