Best Armaldo counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Armaldo 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

          • Water36.0%
          • Steel23.5%
          • Rock21.0%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Psychic4.0%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Fire1.5%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Grass0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *41.412014.46194.1s90.9
          2Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *39.911349.642100.9s81.3
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *37.361594.552105.4s79.8
          4Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *34.771324.952114.4s72.6
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 34.661293.432115.0s72.1
          6Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 38.25795.204112.2s70.6
          7MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *33.071324.012119.7s69.7
          8Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *37.47800.894114.1s69.5
          9Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 37.84761.854114.0s69.4
          10Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *34.711031.193117.7s68.9
          11KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *32.271288.682122.7s68.0
          12Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 31.761298.222124.4s67.3
          13Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 32.411160.553123.5s66.8
          14Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *33.96935.333121.4s66.4
          15DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 29.131549.992132.9s65.1
          16Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 33.68810.424124.6s64.0
          17EmpoleonEmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *28.941334.252135.2s62.8
          18Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 27.991505.172138.2s62.7
          19Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 31.74855.694130.2s61.8
          20RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 34.86578.746128.2s61.4
          21Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 32.49756.424129.9s61.3
          22MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *27.371367.352142.1s60.4
          23GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *32.12710.695132.3s60.0
          24KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 31.34749.424134.1s59.5
          25Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 28.451083.123139.8s59.4
          26TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 29.72889.944137.3s59.1
          27SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *28.741014.193139.5s59.1
          28RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *30.66781.184135.9s59.0
          29Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 29.56857.664138.6s58.4
          30TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 29.26866.314139.7s58.0
          31SamurottSamurottBugFury Cutter WaterHydro Cannon *28.93877.774140.8s57.7
          32JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 26.751167.633146.9s57.4
          33FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *28.17920.943143.5s57.0
          34Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.30893.614143.3s56.9
          35Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.30893.614143.3s56.9
          36Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.30893.614143.3s56.9
          37Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.30893.614143.3s56.9
          38Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.30893.614143.3s56.9
          39Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *30.17683.445140.4s56.6
          40Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 29.74721.094141.0s56.6
          41Shadow BlastoiseShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *28.69819.394143.1s56.5
          42ClawitzerClawitzerWaterWater Gun WaterCrabhammer 29.04776.134142.5s56.4
          43Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 32.21508.137140.1s56.2
          44ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 28.44783.154145.0s55.6
          45Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *29.10689.755144.6s55.2
          46Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteSteelSteel Wing DragonDraco Meteor *28.05774.674146.9s54.8
          47GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *28.33729.964146.8s54.6
          48Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 25.681069.133153.6s54.6
          49Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroWaterWater Gun WaterSurf *25.501086.383154.4s54.5
          50Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 27.24806.744150.0s54.0
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Armaldo counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Shadow Metagross, Mega Swampert, and Mega Blastoise. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Mega Diancie, Metagross, and Shadow Rhyperior, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Armaldo type chart

          When fighting Armaldo, keep in mind the following that Rock and Bug-type Pokémon are weak to Rock, Steel, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Normal, and Poison type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Armaldo Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • rainRainy
          • snowSnow
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • rainRainy
          • sunnySunny
          • rainRainy
          • fogFog
          • sunnySunny
          • cloudyCloudy
          • sunnySunny
          • snowSnow

          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.