Best Nosepass counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Nosepass 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

          • Fighting26.5%
          • Grass21.0%
          • Ground20.0%
          • Steel13.5%
          • Water13.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *33.933123.701110.7s84.9
          2Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *33.932227.241112.6s79.2
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *29.762960.201125.8s75.6
          4Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *31.962077.461119.6s74.4
          5Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *31.561740.242122.3s71.1
          6Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *27.522715.331136.1s69.8
          7GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *26.532777.321140.9s68.1
          8TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *28.592069.761132.9s68.1
          9Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 31.361436.312124.8s68.0
          10Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 26.852542.031139.7s67.6
          11KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 29.781651.572129.6s67.1
          12Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *27.201948.021139.7s64.6
          13Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 28.761517.742134.7s64.2
          14MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *26.642023.941142.2s64.1
          15Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 28.641500.752135.3s63.8
          16Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *28.401465.232136.6s63.1
          17ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw GroundScorching Sands 24.152548.281154.7s62.1
          18Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 27.041600.452142.1s61.8
          19Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *24.872186.911151.3s61.6
          20LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 26.971596.582142.5s61.6
          21Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *26.041826.261146.1s61.6
          22Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 28.801231.882136.7s61.6
          23Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 24.892021.351151.8s60.7
          24Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 26.141639.602146.5s60.4
          25GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *23.012637.491161.9s60.2
          26Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 30.69846.124134.3s60.0
          27Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 25.991579.972147.6s59.7
          28Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 26.341499.762146.3s59.7
          29Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *23.422342.491159.8s59.6
          30KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *26.471432.982146.0s59.4
          31ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 24.641874.441153.8s59.3
          32DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 23.842119.201157.8s59.2
          33Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 27.181206.582144.4s58.5
          34Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 25.031659.712152.5s58.5
          35ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 24.751695.912153.9s58.3
          36RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 22.452475.091166.2s58.3
          37Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *27.521100.093143.9s58.0
          38Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 25.761418.822149.9s58.0
          39Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 23.991856.171157.8s57.9
          40Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *26.351267.742148.0s57.7
          41Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *27.521037.033144.7s57.3
          42Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 28.08939.083143.6s57.1
          43Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 25.021453.822153.8s56.9
          44Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 23.631780.892160.4s56.7
          45Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 27.051048.723146.8s56.7
          46Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 23.741637.932160.4s56.0
          47SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *22.791910.371165.5s55.9
          48Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 22.202054.041169.2s55.6
          49XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 25.561186.013153.0s55.6
          50MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 23.991493.232159.7s55.4
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          Nosepass type chart

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

          The top-ranked Nosepass counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Primal Kyogre, Mega Swampert, and Shadow Metagross. The table also includes Mega Sceptile, Shadow Garchomp, Groudon, and Terrakion, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Nosepass are:

          TypingUsage %

          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.