Best Mega Absol counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Absol 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

          • Fighting43.0%
          • Bug21.5%
          • Fairy16.5%
          • Dragon5.5%
          • Ground3.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Fire1.5%
          • Grass1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *43.00813.7411253.6s77.8
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 43.52714.6512257.2s76.5
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 42.55772.6011258.1s76.4
          4Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 44.25623.4514261.1s75.4
          5Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 43.62580.4115268.4s73.5
          6Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.64691.3813268.2s73.4
          7Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 42.14598.2515273.7s71.9
          8PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 46.04363.0824294.6s69.8
          9LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 40.77559.9316285.1s69.1
          10Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *44.46345.0826306.7s67.2
          11ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 37.19655.8413296.9s66.4
          12Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 38.85507.5017302.6s65.2
          13Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 40.79416.6021307.1s65.1
          14Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 39.07461.1819308.4s64.3
          15Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 40.20379.2023318.8s63.2
          16VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 36.69533.4716312.8s62.9
          17Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 35.59589.5415313.9s62.7
          18Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 38.03446.6720317.2s62.5
          19MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 35.69566.4515315.8s62.3
          20XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 38.25426.0321319.8s62.2
          21Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 37.80428.9720322.0s61.7
          22Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 34.60580.9815322.1s61.1
          23CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *31.67784.2511330.1s60.5
          24HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 34.14578.9815325.8s60.4
          25HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 36.00464.0819327.6s60.3
          26Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 38.64351.2525335.4s60.3
          27XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 32.10716.5212330.6s60.1
          28Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 37.40393.8022332.0s60.1
          29VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *32.07701.0112332.0s59.8
          30BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 32.61648.2913331.5s59.6
          31TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FightingAura Sphere *32.74635.9614331.5s59.6
          32Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *42.30226.0239372.0s59.3
          33BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 36.41400.3922337.1s59.0
          34Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *38.13332.5027344.3s59.0
          35Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FairyPlay Rough 37.67346.4425342.8s58.9
          36Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 34.68460.5119337.7s58.4
          37Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *30.49750.2511343.2s58.2
          38Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 32.80563.3015338.3s58.2
          39Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)NormalQuick Attack FairyPlay Rough 31.13684.1713341.7s58.1
          40Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 31.69630.7114341.1s58.0
          41Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 34.21457.1919341.8s57.7
          42Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *34.96400.8522347.2s57.2
          43RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 33.45473.5819345.1s57.1
          44Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 34.48391.5022353.0s56.3
          45Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw FairyMoonblast 31.93513.3917352.0s55.9
          46PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 31.41541.9016353.0s55.8
          47HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter BugMegahorn 31.66515.3217354.1s55.6
          48VikavoltVikavoltBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 34.00389.5123357.2s55.6
          49BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 32.59458.9219354.6s55.5
          50Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *30.89563.3315355.2s55.5
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Mega Absol in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Mega Absol 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 Absol counter is Terrakion, followed by Mega Blaziken, Mega Rayquaza, and Mega Gardevoir. The table also includes Shadow Machamp, Keldeo (Ordinary), Shadow Hariyama, and Pheromosa, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Mega Absol type chart

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

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

          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.