Best Nincada counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Nincada in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Nincada counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best overall

          Highest DPS

          Highest TDO

          Best Nincada counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 67.145666.35184.4s203.5
          2Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *54.574648.19185.2s165.8
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *52.224103.40178.6s155.5
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *54.173368.612124.4s152.1
          5RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 51.683468.832134.2s147.9
          6Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *48.073568.572148.5s141.1
          7Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *49.393233.202130.9s140.5
          8ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *46.993619.01177.0s139.2
          9Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 45.263883.61185.8s137.7
          10Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 46.113086.932133.9s131.9
          11Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *45.243207.082141.8s131.3
          12Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 45.592885.242126.6s128.6
          13Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *44.853014.012134.4s128.4
          14HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *40.364088.471101.3s128.1
          15YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *43.033327.782154.7s127.6
          16Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *48.812238.75291.7s127.0
          17Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *45.162580.542114.3s124.2
          18KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *42.462997.002141.2s123.1
          19Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang WaterHydro Pump 39.343649.08192.8s122.1
          20MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *41.093149.882153.3s121.6
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Nincada 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Nincada counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Primal Kyogre, Mega Y Charizard, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Rayquaza, Mega Swampert, Shadow Moltres, and Reshiram, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Nincada type chart

          When fighting Nincada, keep in mind the following that Bug and Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, Ground, Poison, and Electric type moves.


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