Skarmory Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Skarmory 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Skarmory Pokémon GO counters are Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, Shadow Magnezone, Shadow Raikou, Reshiram, Xurkitree, and Shadow Electivire. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 4 Trainers to defeat Skarmory in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MagnezoneShadow Magnezone
          Spark / Wild Charge
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RaikouShadow Raikou
          Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
          #4
          Official artwork of ReshiramReshiram
          Fire Fang / Fusion Flare
          #5
          Official artwork of XurkitreeXurkitree
          Thunder Shock / Discharge
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ElectivireShadow Electivire
          Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.10937.53128s63.5
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.68586.16129s61.3
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 26.811257.12146s58.4
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 28.11980.23143s57.6
          5.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *28.37903.13143s57.1
          6.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 28.52860.84143s56.8
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 29.11768.54143s56.4
          8.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *26.221145.33150s56.3
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 27.87900.43146s56.3
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 27.45915.03147s55.8
          11.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme ThundurusElectricVolt Switch ElectricWildbolt Storm *27.38877.94148s55.2
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *27.76814.14148s54.9
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 27.99755.14148s54.5
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 28.60676.75148s54.2
          15.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *24.481229.42159s54.1
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 29.95545.36147s53.8
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.21391.19149s53.3
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire+ 26.48840.54154s53.3
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LuxrayShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 27.19722.94153s52.7
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CharizardShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.26582.06153s52.0
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 24.071026.83164s51.4
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 26.53699.55157s51.4
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyphlosionShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *27.46565.56157s50.6
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *25.08796.14162s50.4
          25.Thumbnail image of MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 22.391230.52173s50.4
          26.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *23.52976.03168s50.0
          27.Thumbnail image of RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 23.38964.23169s49.6
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 24.19841.84166s49.6
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow InfernapeShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *29.64369.39161s49.3
          30.Thumbnail image of ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 24.19756.64168s48.5
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Skarmory in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 4 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 5+ Trainers

          Skarmory CP range from Raids

          Skarmory can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1139 CP to 1204 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1424 CP to 1506 CP with Snow and Windy weather boost

          Skarmory weaknesses

          Skarmory type chart

          When fighting Skarmory, keep in mind the that Steel and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric and Fire type moves. They take reduced damage from Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Ground, Normal, Psychic, Steel, Bug, Grass, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          BugBug39.1%
          GrassGrass39.1%
          PoisonPoison39.1%
          DragonDragon62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          GroundGround62.5%
          NormalNormal62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Skarmory Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire202.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric160.0%
          • rainRain
          Water12.0%
          • rainRain
          Dark6.0%
          • fogFog
          Ground4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Psychic4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Rock2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Fighting2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy

          About our ranking methodology

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

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.