Best Skarmory counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Fire49.0%
          • Electric41.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Dark1.5%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.10937.513127.5s63.5
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.68586.156128.4s61.3
          3Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 26.811257.072145.7s58.4
          4Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 28.11980.243142.8s57.6
          5ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *28.37903.143142.8s57.1
          6XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 28.52860.774142.9s56.8
          7Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 29.11768.484142.4s56.4
          8ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *26.221145.333149.9s56.3
          9Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 27.87900.443145.1s56.3
          10Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 27.45915.013146.9s55.8
          11Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *27.76814.084147.4s54.9
          12Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 27.99755.154147.7s54.5
          13Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 28.60676.755147.2s54.2
          14HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *24.481229.392158.8s54.1
          15Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.21391.149148.6s53.3
          16Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 27.19722.944152.3s52.7
          17Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.26582.056152.1s52.0
          18Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 25.79826.734157.0s52.0
          19Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 24.071026.793163.6s51.4
          20Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 26.53699.465156.3s51.4
          21Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *27.46565.476156.6s50.6
          22Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *25.08796.144161.6s50.4
          23MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 22.391230.482172.5s50.4
          24Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *23.52976.033167.8s50.0
          25RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 23.38964.213168.9s49.6
          26Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 24.19841.764165.9s49.6
          27Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *29.64369.319160.4s49.3
          28ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 24.19756.554167.9s48.5
          29Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 25.98569.936163.8s48.5
          30Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 26.27534.606164.0s48.3
          31Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 26.04549.586164.4s48.2
          32DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 26.04549.586164.4s48.2
          33ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 22.85901.013173.6s48.0
          34Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 26.09521.396165.6s47.8
          35Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 25.13568.116168.6s47.2
          36EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 23.33748.154173.6s47.0
          37Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 22.93793.314175.2s46.9
          38MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 23.86670.815172.4s46.8
          39Shadow MagnetonShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnetonElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 23.12751.394174.9s46.7
          40ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 25.07542.376170.1s46.6
          41Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 24.80539.706171.8s46.2
          42DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *23.85614.595174.4s46.0
          43Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 24.89509.167172.9s45.8
          44Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 25.78441.078172.3s45.7
          45VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 25.09489.047172.9s45.7
          46LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 22.57711.255179.8s45.3
          47EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *25.64425.368174.2s45.2
          48BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *26.32381.419174.5s45.1
          49CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *23.33571.136179.5s44.5
          50VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 21.74751.894184.7s44.5
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          Skarmory type chart

          When fighting Skarmory, keep in mind the following 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.


          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 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.

          The top-ranked Skarmory counter is Mega Y Charizard, followed by Mega Blaziken, Shadow Magnezone, and Shadow Raikou. The table also includes Reshiram, Xurkitree, Shadow Electivire, and Zekrom, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Skarmory 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.