Best Skitty counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Skitty 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

          • Fighting60.5%
          • Dragon7.5%
          • Ground6.0%
          • Dark5.0%
          • Fire5.0%
          • Psychic4.5%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Fairy0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 75.383676.48051.7s165.5
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 66.095269.95057.2s160.5
          3TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *69.413763.71055.7s155.8
          4Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 69.163431.79156.2s152.4
          5Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 69.423003.72156.6s148.8
          6Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 64.653301.03160.0s143.3
          7Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 62.793317.14161.7s140.2
          8Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 64.052983.32161.0s139.3
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 67.342387.04159.5s138.5
          10LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 65.632598.24160.4s138.1
          11ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 59.763404.00164.5s135.5
          12Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 65.152396.13161.3s135.0
          13Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 59.883210.09164.6s134.1
          14Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *51.015460.54073.2s131.6
          15PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 66.111875.86162.1s130.0
          16MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 57.572951.38167.4s127.7
          17VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *51.554518.49073.0s127.6
          18Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 62.182177.82164.5s127.6
          19BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 58.552657.16166.9s126.7
          20BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 53.633720.93071.0s126.6
          21Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 55.643131.96169.3s125.8
          22Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *51.313933.99073.8s123.6
          23CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *51.933643.48073.3s122.8
          24Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 52.923378.68172.3s122.8
          25Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 59.142185.88167.5s122.7
          26Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 52.553131.77173.1s120.2
          27BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 56.182363.00170.2s119.7
          28HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 52.932930.06172.9s119.3
          29Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 55.852338.39170.6s118.9
          30Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 51.513130.47174.5s118.3
          31HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 55.342357.22171.2s118.2
          32RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 50.883204.88175.2s117.7
          33HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 51.782954.80174.4s117.4
          34Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 55.232272.86171.5s117.1
          35Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *50.073311.26176.2s117.0
          36Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 53.242593.65173.2s116.9
          37Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 54.392367.61172.3s116.7
          38MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 50.033169.65176.5s115.9
          39Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *46.444173.00081.0s115.6
          40PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 51.112847.75175.5s115.3
          41Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.303110.21177.7s114.1
          42Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap FightingSuperpower 47.853484.78179.4s114.1
          43Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 52.562319.23174.7s113.1
          44Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 45.504015.61082.7s112.8
          45Shadow HitmonleeShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonleeFightingDouble Kick FightingClose Combat 55.611840.89172.6s112.8
          46Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot FightingSuperpower 45.443921.99082.9s112.1
          47Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *44.804107.84083.9s112.0
          48EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 50.962460.76176.5s111.7
          49ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 52.642159.22175.1s111.6
          50Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 46.853368.01181.1s111.4
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          Skitty type chart

          When fighting Skitty, 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 Skitty in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Skitty down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Skitty 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.