Best Magcargo counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Magcargo 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

          • Water54.5%
          • Ground33.0%
          • Fighting5.5%
          • Rock3.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *60.033783.11063.8s138.9
          2Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *59.803769.04064.0s138.4
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *52.743523.57172.4s123.5
          4Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *49.572675.30178.0s111.1
          5Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *49.612451.31178.4s109.2
          6Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 47.862668.93180.6s108.0
          7Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *48.452271.76180.6s105.5
          8Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 54.391424.92276.3s105.2
          9Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 45.892673.74183.8s104.5
          10KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *46.702418.95183.0s103.8
          11GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *46.722267.58183.4s102.5
          12Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *48.131724.25283.2s99.2
          13Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 52.841089.93381.3s97.3
          14Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 44.312104.80188.1s96.8
          15GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *41.132624.25193.0s95.4
          16RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 39.872628.93195.8s93.1
          17GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *45.721451.02288.7s92.0
          18Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 46.091359.74288.7s91.3
          19Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 45.931336.02289.2s90.7
          20SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *40.232232.49195.9s90.7
          21KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 45.091401.38290.1s90.3
          22Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 41.881864.81193.7s90.3
          23Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 44.021472.92291.6s89.5
          24ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 45.381231.41291.0s88.4
          25Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 42.761472.83294.0s87.5
          26Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 42.101429.44295.6s85.9
          27SamurottSamurottWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *40.691605.62297.5s85.6
          28FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *39.921695.93298.7s85.2
          29Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 40.401562.71298.3s84.6
          30ClawitzerClawitzerWaterWater Gun WaterCrabhammer 41.191431.29297.5s84.4
          31Shadow BlastoiseShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *40.631508.81298.1s84.4
          32EmpoleonEmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *40.001568.68299.2s84.0
          33RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 36.922076.601104.4s83.5
          34MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 43.711075.81395.7s83.5
          35Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroWaterWater Gun WaterSurf *36.092190.021106.3s82.9
          36Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Pump 39.011551.132101.6s82.2
          37CrawdauntCrawdauntWaterWaterfall WaterCrabhammer 41.321133.65399.8s80.7
          38Shadow KingdraShadow Pokémon iconShadow KingdraWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 37.521516.672105.4s79.3
          39KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 38.091414.192104.7s79.1
          40PrimarinaPrimarinaWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 37.041562.942106.4s79.0
          41GyaradosGyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 38.301343.542104.7s78.6
          42GolemGolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 34.961839.431110.8s78.0
          43QuaquavalQuaquavalWaterWater Gun WaterLiquidation 35.981634.382108.9s77.9
          44GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 37.981313.322105.8s77.7
          45Shadow PolitoedShadow Pokémon iconShadow PolitoedWaterBubble WaterWeather Ball 37.571344.272106.5s77.4
          46Shadow KabutopsShadow Pokémon iconShadow KabutopsWaterWaterfall WaterWater Pulse 37.721275.312106.7s76.8
          47Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick WaterHydro Pump 33.901899.371113.8s76.6
          48Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathWaterBubble WaterHydro Pump 35.211594.242111.3s76.1
          49Shadow WailordShadow Pokémon iconShadow WailordWaterWater Gun WaterSurf 37.851193.413107.2s76.0
          50Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang GroundScorching Sands 35.931456.042110.1s76.0
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          Magcargo type chart

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

          The top-ranked Magcargo counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Primal Groudon, Mega Swampert, and Shadow Garchomp. The table also includes Mega Blastoise, Shadow Rhyperior, Shadow Swampert, and Shadow Kingler, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Magcargo 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.