Best Medicham counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Medicham 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

          • Ghost29.0%
          • Flying28.5%
          • Fairy17.5%
          • Psychic7.5%
          • Dragon3.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Grass1.0%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 59.102515.12166.6s126.2
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 47.791839.65183.2s100.0
          3Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 40.732497.46194.2s93.7
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 45.811531.20288.0s93.1
          5Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 43.071621.40292.5s89.7
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *41.781580.23295.3s87.1
          7Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *39.201758.262100.0s84.6
          8Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 41.091401.86297.9s83.9
          9Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 38.671600.692102.1s82.1
          10YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *37.231739.692105.0s81.0
          11Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 36.481673.672107.3s79.1
          12LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 31.532889.311119.2s78.8
          13Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *33.952163.911112.7s78.7
          14ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 36.281594.752108.3s78.0
          15Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 38.981188.013104.5s77.7
          16GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 34.121932.111113.0s77.2
          17Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 41.37910.453102.8s77.2
          18Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 33.502034.481114.5s76.9
          19Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 36.801268.872109.2s75.3
          20MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *34.661549.982113.1s74.8
          21Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 39.87855.474107.1s74.0
          22GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 36.911114.783110.5s73.5
          23Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *30.232388.971125.1s73.3
          24Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 37.64981.743110.3s72.7
          25MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *32.541721.682119.0s72.6
          26Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 34.711211.622115.6s71.2
          27Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 33.511352.532118.1s70.8
          28Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 38.03814.264112.3s70.6
          29Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFlyingAir Slash FireBlast Burn *32.431499.452120.6s70.4
          30XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 31.361679.092123.4s70.2
          31Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 35.391037.763115.6s70.0
          32Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 31.671594.462122.7s70.0
          33Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 30.721739.802125.5s69.5
          34Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *28.652131.971132.4s68.6
          35GardevoirGardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 30.341634.482127.5s68.0
          36Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 34.46989.643119.0s67.9
          37XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 34.05961.543120.7s66.9
          38Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.791246.252124.8s66.8
          39Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *29.411662.732131.1s66.6
          40Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *29.681582.312130.4s66.4
          41Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 32.641066.003123.8s66.0
          42Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FlyingBrave Bird 33.50955.053122.5s65.9
          43HonchkrowHonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 33.97889.964122.2s65.7
          44Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)DarkSnarl FairyPlay Rough 29.471535.672131.5s65.6
          45TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 29.191501.242132.9s64.8
          46ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 30.431241.922129.9s64.4
          47StaraptorStaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 33.16846.134125.6s63.8
          48DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 32.15934.073127.4s63.5
          49LugiaLugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *25.272331.721148.6s63.2
          50Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FlyingHurricane 31.30988.693129.6s62.9
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          Medicham type chart

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

          The top-ranked Medicham counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Gengar, Mega Gardevoir, and Rayquaza. The table also includes Mega Banette, Shadow Moltres, Shadow Mewtwo, and Shadow Cursola, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Medicham 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.