Best Mega Sharpedo counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Sharpedo 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

          • Grass26.0%
          • Electric24.0%
          • Fighting21.5%
          • Bug15.0%
          • Fairy7.5%
          • Dragon2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *48.21484.3118261.0s76.7
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *39.12767.8811276.9s71.3
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 40.32585.6115284.7s69.2
          4KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 40.88525.7017288.6s68.4
          5Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 41.12491.7518292.1s67.8
          6XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 43.52389.6523299.2s67.7
          7Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 42.17438.8220295.4s67.6
          8Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 44.26345.3826307.6s66.9
          9Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 40.17497.6218296.4s66.7
          10Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 42.53390.1923303.9s66.4
          11Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 42.73369.2624308.1s66.0
          12Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *43.34333.3726315.7s65.3
          13Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 41.12407.7522307.2s65.3
          14Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 37.95552.3216302.4s65.1
          15Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 40.20403.6222313.1s64.0
          16Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 40.36391.5222315.0s63.8
          17PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 45.91233.7938350.0s63.7
          18Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 41.76327.5427325.4s63.2
          19LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 37.65476.7218314.6s62.8
          20Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 38.29445.3220315.9s62.8
          21Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *39.65378.1223322.2s62.4
          22ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricWild Charge 36.91489.4918317.4s62.1
          23Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *36.31516.8517317.5s62.0
          24Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *38.57403.8622322.5s61.9
          25Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 37.92404.4922326.3s61.1
          26Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *38.77362.0124331.6s60.8
          27ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 34.78529.0617326.8s60.2
          28Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 37.90362.6124336.8s59.7
          29ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 36.16415.6221335.5s59.1
          30Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 36.00419.8021335.8s59.0
          31Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 38.15328.9727345.4s58.9
          32Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 33.76521.9717335.5s58.6
          33Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 32.61571.1015339.0s58.1
          34Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 36.12364.0124348.1s57.5
          35Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 40.16239.0837374.7s57.5
          36Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 31.12648.0613344.8s57.4
          37Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 38.91268.0733365.6s57.4
          38Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 38.97263.9134367.3s57.3
          39Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 37.87294.5730359.9s57.2
          40Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 39.08259.1734369.2s57.2
          41RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 34.25426.4321347.2s56.9
          42Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 38.04276.3332366.9s56.7
          43Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 37.89279.7432366.2s56.6
          44VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 34.50400.6222350.7s56.6
          45ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 35.84334.7826358.7s56.2
          46Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 33.31433.0920353.3s55.9
          47Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSeed Bomb 36.17306.7829366.1s55.6
          48MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 31.21542.6616354.7s55.5
          49MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 34.60357.9625360.7s55.4
          50HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 33.97373.4324361.3s55.1
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          Mega Sharpedo type chart

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

          The top-ranked Mega Sharpedo counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Terrakion, Mega Rayquaza, and Kartana. The table also includes Mega Gardevoir, Xurkitree, Shadow Raikou, and Shadow Electivire, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Mega Sharpedo 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.