Best Slaking counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Slaking 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

          • Fighting59.0%
          • Dragon7.0%
          • Dark5.0%
          • Psychic4.5%
          • Ground4.0%
          • Flying3.5%
          • Water3.0%
          • Fire3.0%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Rock2.0%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 36.481225.352110.4s74.2
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *38.241018.263108.3s74.2
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 39.96822.894107.6s73.6
          4Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 36.30917.533114.9s69.7
          5Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 38.84688.685113.6s69.4
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 36.28801.414117.2s67.8
          7Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 36.98698.455118.0s66.9
          8LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 36.16714.165119.7s66.0
          9ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 33.25782.014126.7s62.9
          10Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 35.85529.166127.6s61.7
          11Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 32.87727.754129.3s61.4
          12Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 32.06753.154131.4s60.6
          13Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 34.66524.426131.3s59.9
          14MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 31.95676.545133.9s59.2
          15CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *28.361012.233141.2s58.4
          16Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 29.77834.934138.2s58.4
          17Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *27.731066.783143.3s58.0
          18Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *27.461106.243144.1s58.0
          19BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 29.28839.034140.1s57.7
          20VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *28.59913.143141.7s57.6
          21PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 35.30400.118138.0s57.6
          22HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 31.05653.795138.0s57.4
          23BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 32.42519.986138.7s56.7
          24HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 30.18681.565140.4s56.6
          25Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 32.63499.057139.2s56.6
          26Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugFury Cutter FightingSuperpower 27.84900.533145.3s56.2
          27Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 28.14859.334144.7s56.2
          28Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 28.87767.324143.4s56.0
          29Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 30.51616.395141.4s56.0
          30Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 29.21722.914143.1s55.8
          31RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 28.40744.434146.1s54.9
          32Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 31.66478.897143.8s54.8
          33Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *26.59900.843151.4s54.2
          34Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 30.14531.926146.5s53.8
          35Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 25.431005.223155.9s53.5
          36BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 29.93527.816147.6s53.4
          37PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 28.22649.505149.7s53.2
          38Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap FightingSuperpower 26.67803.064152.9s53.1
          39Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *26.53797.694153.7s52.8
          40Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *28.21624.485150.7s52.7
          41MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 26.84751.794153.3s52.6
          42HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 27.77651.265151.7s52.5
          43ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 29.42504.887150.9s52.2
          44BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 27.54649.515152.9s52.1
          45Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 28.97523.216151.8s51.9
          46Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *25.31872.834158.8s51.8
          47Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap FightingDynamic Punch 26.19743.224156.8s51.5
          48Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 26.08739.954157.5s51.3
          49Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 28.42525.526154.1s51.2
          50EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 27.78560.446155.3s50.9
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          Slaking type chart

          When fighting Slaking, keep in mind the following that Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Ghost 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 Slaking in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Slaking down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Slaking 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.