Best Mega Salamence counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Salamence 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

          • Ice49.0%
          • Dragon25.5%
          • Rock9.0%
          • Fairy5.5%
          • Normal3.0%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Dark1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 43.29358.8825308.2s66.3
          2Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 38.79299.6830352.2s58.5
          3Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 37.51317.1428353.5s57.6
          4BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 34.35366.9424360.1s55.4
          5Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 33.98374.8924360.9s55.1
          6MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 34.60343.3826364.9s54.9
          7Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 33.49330.2327377.7s53.1
          8Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 34.20293.3130385.9s52.7
          9Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 28.87566.6915375.2s52.7
          10Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 30.59425.9421378.8s52.0
          11Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 32.26342.1026384.2s51.9
          12KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *30.62352.2525396.2s50.1
          13WeavileWeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 31.39290.1131410.8s49.1
          14Shadow PiloswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow PiloswineIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 32.82241.5937423.3s49.0
          15GlaceonGlaceonIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 30.42311.9428411.2s48.6
          16Shadow AbomasnowShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 31.88237.9137433.6s47.8
          17Shadow WalreinShadow Pokémon iconShadow WalreinIceFrost Breath IceIcicle Spear *28.03369.3224418.6s47.1
          18Shadow ArticunoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 28.08341.7426425.9s46.5
          19MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 27.42361.6824427.8s46.1
          20Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 26.79381.5423430.3s45.8
          21Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 29.37258.3734445.8s45.5
          22JynxJynxIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 30.07229.8439455.9s45.3
          23Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *29.03263.4434446.7s45.3
          24Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle IceIce Punch 27.01346.9225437.0s45.2
          25Shadow CloysterShadow Pokémon iconShadow CloysterIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 27.80304.8629441.8s45.0
          26AurorusAurorusIceFrost Breath IceWeather Ball 26.42354.0925442.3s44.6
          27Mr. RimeMr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 27.57282.8931453.7s44.1
          28Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 27.33291.8630452.6s44.0
          29Ninetales (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconNinetales (Alola Shadow)IcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 26.44328.8727449.8s43.9
          30AvaluggAvaluggIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 25.17386.7623450.7s43.7
          31Shadow LaprasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LaprasIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam *25.26374.2924452.5s43.5
          32Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *24.86389.0423454.6s43.3
          33BearticBearticIcePowder Snow IceIce Punch 27.04274.6632463.8s43.1
          34Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyNormalPound IceTriple Axel 25.99318.9028459.1s43.1
          35Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 26.88274.6432465.9s42.9
          36Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 24.29395.3222461.6s42.6
          37Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *26.09294.4030467.2s42.5
          38Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 25.22331.7827465.3s42.4
          39Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock IceIce Punch 27.32238.2537480.6s42.2
          40Shadow RegiceShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegiceIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 24.26349.8025473.9s41.5
          41PiloswinePiloswineIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 26.22231.0338499.1s40.6
          42Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 25.63250.7335494.8s40.6
          43Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrIceIce Fang IceIce Beam 23.90305.1529494.6s39.9
          44Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)NormalQuick Attack IceIce Punch 23.13340.1426495.0s39.8
          45Hisuian AvaluggHisuian AvaluggIcePowder Snow IceBlizzard 22.85356.3525494.9s39.8
          46WalreinWalreinIceFrost Breath IceIcicle Spear *22.77358.6725495.6s39.7
          47AbomasnowAbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 25.53228.0739510.3s39.7
          48Porygon-ZPorygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 24.60258.8334505.0s39.5
          49Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 22.57359.9425498.7s39.5
          50ArticunoArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 22.94333.6026500.3s39.4
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Mega Salamence in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Mega Salamence 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 Salamence counter is Shadow Mamoswine, followed by Shadow Weavile, Galarian Standard Darmanitan, and Baxcalibur. The table also includes Shadow Mewtwo, Mamoswine, Mega Glalie, and Shadow Mr. Rime, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Mega Salamence type chart

          When fighting Mega Salamence, keep in mind the following that Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Ice, Dragon, Fairy, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Fire, Water, Grass, and Ground 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 Salamence Raids

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