Best Cacnea counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Cacnea in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Cacnea counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best overall

          Highest DPS

          Highest TDO

          Best Cacnea counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 108.236090.06156.3s296.4
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *83.723943.34147.1s219.3
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 83.493718.93144.5s215.7
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *87.463142.94271.9s214.1
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *79.593084.24277.5s198.6
          6ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *74.423518.98294.6s195.2
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 71.983694.79151.3s192.7
          8Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *72.523157.56287.1s186.3
          9YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *69.193430.87299.2s183.6
          10Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *79.452083.04252.4s179.8
          11Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 74.502513.71267.5s179.6
          12Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 73.642587.09270.3s179.3
          13Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 75.672240.20259.2s176.5
          14Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *72.842460.54267.6s175.6
          15Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 72.572429.58267.0s174.6
          16Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 65.813110.62294.5s172.6
          17MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *65.903009.95291.4s171.3
          18VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 65.712984.36290.8s170.6
          19HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *65.562916.94289.0s169.3
          20Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 60.183739.50162.1s169.0
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Cacnea 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Cacnea counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Rayquaza, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Shadow Moltres, Reshiram, Shadow Ho-Oh, and Mega X Charizard, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Cacnea type chart

          When fighting Cacnea, keep in mind the following that Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water type moves.


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