Best Mega Banette counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Banette 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

          • Dark39.0%
          • Ghost30.0%
          • Psychic6.0%
          • Dragon5.5%
          • Fire4.5%
          • Water4.0%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Ground2.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Grass1.0%
          • Ice1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 37.86891.2510278.1s71.6
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 44.25437.3920285.7s70.2
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 39.79603.9514285.8s68.9
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 36.25562.7815312.2s63.0
          5Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *39.97381.1723319.6s62.9
          6Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 41.56326.2527326.9s62.9
          7Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 33.36549.7216335.3s58.7
          8Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 39.47279.4432356.9s58.5
          9TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 32.43587.7915338.7s58.2
          10HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *34.20463.6619340.8s57.8
          11Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 36.63330.2527354.7s57.0
          12Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 35.43352.4425356.2s56.3
          13Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 37.05272.0233375.2s55.3
          14LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 34.11362.4224363.2s54.9
          15Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 31.53460.0819363.7s54.1
          16Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 30.20540.3916364.6s54.0
          17Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.38258.7034386.6s54.0
          18Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 38.55204.3544409.6s53.9
          19Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 34.61306.9729377.3s53.7
          20GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 32.33391.0923370.4s53.4
          21DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 31.53427.7421369.6s53.3
          22GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 30.55473.1619370.7s53.1
          23Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.95348.4525376.4s53.0
          24GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 35.11267.3933390.9s52.8
          25ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 33.85308.5529382.6s52.8
          26Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)PsychicZen Headbutt DarkDark Pulse 44.29105.2685545.2s52.7
          27MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *32.19367.2324377.6s52.6
          28Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 29.74468.6419379.4s51.9
          29Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 31.67357.8725384.8s51.6
          30Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 34.57242.7737408.6s51.2
          31Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 30.04420.9221385.1s51.1
          32Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 35.24218.6041420.0s50.9
          33Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 31.34346.8025390.9s50.9
          34Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 34.01235.0838417.8s50.2
          35Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *25.39707.1312405.4s49.7
          36Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 33.23241.1537420.1s49.5
          37YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 28.17437.8320401.7s49.0
          38Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 31.00296.5030411.8s48.8
          39ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 26.08555.8716409.9s48.4
          40WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 29.07345.5626413.8s47.9
          41RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 28.62345.7226418.6s47.3
          42ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 30.45252.7435438.0s46.6
          43Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *25.69482.7318425.0s46.4
          44Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *26.02449.6020425.9s46.2
          45Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 30.32233.7038450.9s45.7
          46SkeledirgeSkeledirgeDarkBite GhostShadow Ball 27.11351.8525434.3s45.4
          47Shadow AmpharosShadow Pokémon iconShadow AmpharosElectricCharge Beam DarkBrutal Swing 27.38337.1926435.5s45.4
          48Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 29.76242.8537450.6s45.4
          49Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonOutrage *28.38287.3531442.4s45.2
          50HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.38250.1935450.2s45.2
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Mega Banette in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Mega Banette 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 Banette counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Banette, Mega Houndoom, and Shadow Cursola, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Mega Banette type chart

          When fighting Mega Banette, keep in mind the following that Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Poison, Fighting, and Normal type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Mega Banette Raids

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

          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.