Illumise Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Illumise 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Illumise Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, Shadow Moltres, Rayquaza, Shadow Chandelure, and Shadow Ho-Oh. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Illumise in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MoltresShadow Moltres
          Fire Spin / Sky Attack
          #4
          Official artwork of RayquazaRayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ChandelureShadow Chandelure
          Fire Spin / Overheat
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-Oh
          Incinerate / Brave Bird
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 53.872740.4173s119.3
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.843157.3193s98.6
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.552296.2191s95.4
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *38.692456.9199s89.7
          5.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 41.691661.8296s87.8
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 39.582010.4199s87.6
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 35.362978.11107s86.8
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 35.362978.11107s86.8
          9.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *36.992086.41105s83.7
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 38.921689.62102s83.4
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 36.242014.01107s81.7
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.441508.42104s80.7
          13.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *31.593206.51119s80.6
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CharizardShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.371957.31110s79.7
          15.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.741856.81109s79.5
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 42.28922.33101s78.8
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow StaraptorShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingFly 38.591245.82105s77.9
          18.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 35.761638.92110s77.5
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *36.681476.82108s77.5
          20.Thumbnail image of MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *32.212412.61118s77.2
          21.Thumbnail image of ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 33.111982.01117s75.8
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 33.871800.11115s75.7
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow InfernapeShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.641432.02112s75.2
          24.Thumbnail image of Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 29.492915.71128s74.8
          25.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *30.392567.61125s74.7
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyphlosionShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *34.861478.92113s74.4
          27.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 32.611872.51119s74.0
          28.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme EnamorusIncarnate Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FlyingFly 33.481657.92117s73.7
          29.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *34.761354.12115s72.9
          30.Thumbnail image of Standard Mode DarmanitanStandard Mode DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 33.681467.82117s72.3
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Illumise in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Illumise CP range from Raids

          Illumise can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 952 CP to 1012 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1191 CP to 1265 CP with Rain weather boost

          Illumise weaknesses

          Illumise type chart

          When fighting Illumise, keep in mind the that Bug-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, Grass, and Ground type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FireFire160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FightingFighting62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          GroundGround62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Illumise Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire182.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Flying88.0%
          • windyWindy
          Rock88.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Psychic8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dragon6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal6.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Fairy4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Poison2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Steel2.0%
          • snowSnow
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

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

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.