Best Mega Scizor counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Scizor 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

          • Fire73.0%
          • Fighting4.0%
          • Flying3.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Dark3.0%
          • Ground2.5%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Normal2.0%
          • Ghost2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Rock0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.261049.428247.3s80.8
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.511177.907252.7s80.0
          3ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *35.781027.938286.5s70.5
          4Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.76696.5412283.9s69.4
          5Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.24932.559294.0s68.3
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 36.04851.0010292.0s68.2
          7Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 35.49803.1911298.4s66.6
          8Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.65732.7112301.6s65.6
          9HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *31.351167.517317.9s65.1
          10Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.78658.9713306.2s64.4
          11Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *31.671001.108320.2s63.6
          12Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *35.25609.0014314.4s62.6
          13Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 33.82711.9612316.7s62.6
          14Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *30.39956.709333.8s61.0
          15VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 31.42794.0711331.8s60.3
          16Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 33.15610.0514330.5s59.7
          17BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *31.88681.1713335.2s59.1
          18Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 33.01584.0615334.3s58.9
          19DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 33.01584.0615334.3s58.9
          20MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 30.04841.6510342.4s58.9
          21Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 33.34558.8616334.4s58.9
          22EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *30.60750.0311342.1s58.4
          23EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 29.51794.3111350.3s57.4
          24Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 28.89857.8610353.5s57.3
          25ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 31.58544.1316351.1s56.1
          26CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *29.40717.4312356.3s56.0
          27Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 31.43551.0716351.7s56.0
          28Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 33.07450.7919352.0s56.0
          29DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *31.12525.3417357.7s55.0
          30InfernapeInfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *29.47645.0513361.2s55.0
          31Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *26.36985.659377.9s54.8
          32VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 28.51646.8913371.4s53.5
          33TyphlosionTyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *28.98595.3715371.1s53.3
          34FlareonFlareonFireFire Spin FireOverheat 29.02544.0016376.3s52.4
          35IncineroarIncineroarFireFire Fang FireBlaze Kick 27.62626.2914383.3s51.9
          36Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FireFlamethrower 31.40359.3225386.8s51.3
          37ArcanineArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 27.39599.5415388.7s51.1
          38Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 28.58504.1117386.3s51.0
          39MagmortarMagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 27.52548.5916392.7s50.3
          40Pyroar (Female)Pyroar (Female)FireFire Fang FireOverheat 27.56532.0816394.2s50.1
          41PyroarPyroarFireFire Fang FireOverheat 27.56532.0816394.2s50.1
          42SolgaleoSolgaleoFireFire Spin FireFlamethrower 25.47617.6914411.7s48.5
          43SalamenceSalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 26.22547.3416409.0s48.4
          44Shadow NinetalesShadow Pokémon iconShadow NinetalesFireFire Spin FireWeather Ball 26.74479.3318411.6s47.9
          45HoundoomHoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 27.28442.9520411.2s47.9
          46Shadow MagmarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmarFireEmber FireFlamethrower 27.69382.6623419.1s47.0
          47Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut FireFire Punch 29.11313.8028423.9s47.0
          48Shadow RapidashShadow Pokémon iconShadow RapidashFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 27.27393.9422421.4s46.7
          49SkeledirgeSkeledirgeFireIncinerate FireFlamethrower 24.02589.7515435.7s45.8
          50HeatmorHeatmorFireFire Spin FireFlamethrower 24.74417.8321450.0s43.8
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          About the results

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

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

          Mega Scizor type chart

          When fighting Mega Scizor, 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.

          Best move-types and weather for Mega Scizor Raids

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

          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.