Best Houndour counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Houndour 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

          • Fighting35.5%
          • Water25.5%
          • Ground18.5%
          • Rock15.5%
          • Dragon3.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *78.834401.01048.9s177.9
          2Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *78.294371.14049.3s176.7
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 72.403190.70154.2s155.7
          4Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *70.053369.07155.7s153.4
          5Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 71.143087.05155.3s152.5
          6TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *66.633592.56158.0s149.3
          7Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 60.704759.34062.3s146.9
          8Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap RockRock Wrecker *69.022751.06157.4s145.4
          9Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 65.163059.18160.0s142.0
          10Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 59.884117.33063.6s141.1
          11Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *65.102847.15160.4s139.8
          12Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 61.873336.00162.5s138.7
          13Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *66.212554.80160.0s138.6
          14Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 67.752149.39159.8s136.3
          15Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 71.701657.86258.9s135.2
          16Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 60.273141.08164.3s134.2
          17KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *61.272808.26163.9s132.8
          18Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *64.822169.42162.2s131.8
          19Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 62.482484.70163.4s131.6
          20Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 64.692072.54162.6s130.4
          21GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *61.182433.91164.8s128.9
          22Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 63.032145.93163.8s128.6
          23Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 68.991498.26261.8s128.4
          24Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *63.352003.28164.0s127.3
          25Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 60.212347.54165.9s126.3
          26RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap RockRock Wrecker *56.982695.95168.5s124.3
          27ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 58.212436.90167.8s123.9
          28GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *59.312237.72167.1s123.6
          29RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 63.761647.61265.2s123.0
          30LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 65.191486.96264.9s122.6
          31Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 60.022039.42167.0s122.4
          32Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 62.701692.79265.9s122.0
          33Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 66.191310.54265.4s120.9
          34Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 58.421979.93168.9s119.1
          35GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *54.692504.72171.6s118.6
          36TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 55.862297.00170.7s118.5
          37MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 56.042111.42171.1s116.7
          38Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *56.322043.18171.0s116.4
          39Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 57.481850.23170.4s115.9
          40KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 59.341629.36269.5s115.9
          41TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 50.183089.18176.4s115.6
          42Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 53.622343.52173.3s115.1
          43Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 58.941549.64270.4s114.1
          44ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 60.311402.67270.0s113.8
          45Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 52.872303.52174.3s113.4
          46SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *53.512127.33174.0s112.7
          47BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 53.972051.48173.7s112.6
          48Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 55.861770.06272.6s112.3
          49Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw GroundEarthquake 55.671773.11272.8s112.0
          50GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *53.072111.28174.7s111.8
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Houndour counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Primal Groudon, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Swampert. The table also includes Mega Diancie, Terrakion, Mega Tyranitar, and Shadow Rhyperior, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Houndour type chart

          When fighting Houndour, keep in mind the following that Dark and Fire-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Fire, Ghost, Grass, Ice, Steel, and Psychic type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Houndour Raids

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

          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.