Best Tyranitar counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Tyranitar 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

          • Fighting69.5%
          • Water9.0%
          • Ground8.5%
          • Steel3.5%
          • Grass3.0%
          • Bug2.0%
          • Fairy2.0%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *49.291409.14283.3s97.0
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 51.801132.85382.2s96.6
          3Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 45.911438.71288.4s92.1
          4Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 49.97970.43386.9s90.9
          5Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 47.36982.71390.7s87.3
          6LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 47.42832.67493.2s84.5
          7ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 42.791099.84397.2s82.4
          8Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 42.661027.69398.4s81.1
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 46.43730.64497.2s80.9
          10Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 44.85742.38499.7s79.0
          11Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 46.90569.616102.0s77.6
          12MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.13951.593102.7s77.6
          13Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 38.83977.333107.4s74.5
          14CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *37.031171.383109.5s74.4
          15HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 38.69958.283108.1s74.0
          16VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *37.381054.993110.0s73.4
          17Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 38.73910.053108.8s73.3
          18Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 37.111075.143110.4s73.3
          19HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 41.01724.004107.7s73.2
          20BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 42.46603.665108.6s72.5
          21BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 38.60867.714109.9s72.4
          22Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 40.85677.005109.4s72.0
          23Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *35.981106.463113.1s71.9
          24Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *35.921104.833113.2s71.8
          25PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 45.83408.028113.8s71.2
          26BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 38.72726.654112.8s70.0
          27PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 36.34913.893114.8s69.7
          28Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 37.45738.014115.7s68.3
          29ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 37.82708.535115.5s68.3
          30BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 35.27910.363117.9s68.0
          31Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 39.02610.605115.8s67.9
          32Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap FightingSuperpower 35.74814.114118.4s67.2
          33EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 35.76768.404119.4s66.4
          34Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteSteelSteel Wing FightingSuperpower 37.98592.566119.1s66.1
          35Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *37.42607.915119.9s65.7
          36Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *32.98982.153123.8s65.5
          37Shadow HitmonleeShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonleeFightingDouble Kick FightingClose Combat 37.87564.596120.6s65.3
          38HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 36.17665.465121.2s65.1
          39SneaslerSneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 34.94742.454122.4s64.8
          40Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 42.11352.8610126.3s64.6
          41Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugFury Cutter FightingSuperpower 38.84473.517123.1s64.3
          42Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 36.42587.776123.4s63.8
          43PoliwrathPoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 32.10960.723127.1s63.8
          44Mega MedichamMega Pokémon iconMega MedichamFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 36.26579.006124.2s63.4
          45Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *36.94533.916124.4s63.3
          46Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *33.39775.734126.4s63.0
          47Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap FightingDynamic Punch 38.35446.048126.2s62.9
          48Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 37.39481.147126.2s62.6
          49Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot FightingSuperpower 34.68640.565126.3s62.5
          50SawkSawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 34.17674.955126.7s62.4
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          Tyranitar type chart

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

          The top-ranked Tyranitar counter is Terrakion, followed by Mega Blaziken, Keldeo (Ordinary), and Shadow Machamp. The table also includes Shadow Hariyama, Lucario, Conkeldurr, and Mega Lopunny, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Tyranitar 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.