The 30 BEST Kirlia Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Kirlia 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 Kirlia Pokémon GO counters are Shadow Metagross, Mega Gengar, Shadow Chandelure, Metagross, Mega Banette, Shadow Gengar, and Shadow Cursola. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Kirlia in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MetagrossShadow Metagross
          Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ChandelureShadow Chandelure
          Hex / Shadow Ball
          #3
          Official artwork of MetagrossMetagross
          Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BanetteMega Banette
          Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GengarShadow Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow CursolaShadow Cursola
          Hex / Shadow Ball
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *68.924685.7056s162.0
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 75.352826.5153s156.8
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 69.092565.8158s143.5
          4.Thumbnail image of MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *57.294578.0066s139.2
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 68.242300.3160s138.9
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 70.111722.9260s133.8
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CursolaShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 65.311991.2163s130.3
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 63.252070.5164s128.0
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 58.172789.4168s127.3
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 58.492636.0168s126.4
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *57.952652.8168s125.6
          12.Thumbnail image of GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 53.613558.1172s125.4
          13.Thumbnail image of ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 57.342520.5169s123.3
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 56.942424.2170s121.6
          15.Thumbnail image of NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 52.503205.7174s120.7
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 47.624665.3079s120.6
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 49.483943.0077s120.2
          18.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme GiratinaOrigin Forme GiratinaGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *53.552876.4173s119.9
          19.Thumbnail image of DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 51.163431.1175s119.9
          20.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme DialgaOrigin Forme DialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 50.233556.0176s119.0
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 52.452781.8174s117.2
          22.Thumbnail image of MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *46.414310.4081s116.3
          23.Thumbnail image of GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 58.071697.1271s114.9
          24.Thumbnail image of Hoopa UnboundHoopa UnboundGhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 52.582452.2175s114.4
          25.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Shock Drive)Genesect (Shock Drive)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 48.803258.4179s114.3
          26.Thumbnail image of GenesectGenesectSteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 48.803258.4179s114.3
          27.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Douse Drive)Genesect (Douse Drive)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 48.803258.4179s114.3
          28.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Chill Drive)Genesect (Chill Drive)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 48.803258.4179s114.3
          29.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Burn Drive)Genesect (Burn Drive)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 48.803258.4179s114.3
          30.Thumbnail image of Hoopa ConfinedHoopa ConfinedGhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 53.692215.7174s113.9
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          Group size

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

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Kirlia CP range from Raids

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

          • From 508 CP to 552 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 635 CP to 690 CP with Windy and Cloudy weather boost

          Kirlia weaknesses

          Kirlia type chart

          When fighting Kirlia, keep in mind the that Psychic and Fairy-type Pokémon are weak to Ghost, Poison, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Psychic, Dragon, and Fighting type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          GhostGhost160.0%
          PoisonPoison160.0%
          SteelSteel160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          DragonDragon39.1%
          FightingFighting39.1%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Kirlia Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Steel140.0%
          • snowSnow
          Ghost118.0%
          • fogFog
          Poison50.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Flying20.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fire16.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water14.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Grass8.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric8.0%
          • rainRain
          Dark6.0%
          • fogFog
          Ground4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ice2.0%
          • snowSnow
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Kirlia in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Kirlia 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.