Best Mega Latias counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Latias 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

          • Dragon30.0%
          • Dark18.0%
          • Ghost16.5%
          • Bug14.0%
          • Ice9.5%
          • Fairy6.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 26.00378.37591103.4s44.6
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 21.33627.67351198.1s42.2
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 22.10421.20531232.0s40.1
          4Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 25.53234.98951264.5s39.9
          5Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *24.61233.67961299.4s38.7
          6Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 22.58296.90751299.6s38.0
          7Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 21.00367.80611316.1s37.4
          8Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 20.13431.40521326.3s37.4
          9Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *21.17346.05651323.1s37.2
          10Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 22.83243.89921354.8s36.8
          11Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 22.85227.63981379.9s36.3
          12Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 21.12275.84811391.9s35.4
          13Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 21.35263.53851395.3s35.4
          14Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 18.90400.21561415.6s35.0
          15Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *20.08298.08751422.7s34.6
          16Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 20.74259.53861431.5s34.5
          17Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *18.16433.27511446.4s34.5
          18TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 18.23414.32541451.3s34.3
          19Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 18.86352.35631448.6s34.0
          20Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter DragonBreaking Swipe 21.02230.21971461.4s34.0
          21HydreigonHydreigonDragonDragon Breath DarkBrutal Swing *19.20309.05721462.8s33.6
          22Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 21.59194.061151505.8s33.6
          23RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 20.41231.16971491.8s33.3
          24PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 24.28110.792031738.9s32.9
          25KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *19.35262.94851504.9s32.7
          26DialgaDialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 17.70370.73601513.9s32.7
          27SalamenceSalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *19.99227.00991521.8s32.6
          28ZekromZekromDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 18.99274.27821513.0s32.5
          29Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 18.78280.94801518.5s32.4
          30GarchompGarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 18.44289.67771531.0s32.1
          31HaxorusHaxorusDragonDragon Tail DragonBreaking Swipe *20.00209.131071555.3s32.1
          32Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DragonOutrage 17.07388.91571549.8s32.1
          33Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 18.85263.54851535.3s32.1
          34Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 18.35286.01781540.7s31.9
          35GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 17.25353.92631558.9s31.7
          36BaxcaliburBaxcaliburDragonDragon Breath IceAvalanche 18.97239.29941562.4s31.6
          37Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *17.79302.86741562.1s31.5
          38Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 18.81239.86931571.3s31.4
          39DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 17.65300.32741574.5s31.3
          40Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 19.23214.621041589.5s31.3
          41DragoniteDragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 18.63237.88941586.3s31.1
          42Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 16.54373.72601601.3s31.0
          43Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 19.35200.271121612.3s31.0
          44Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 19.72179.891251641.3s30.8
          45ReshiramReshiramDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 17.90261.01861601.5s30.7
          46Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 20.90140.871591715.4s30.7
          47Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 18.53222.791001618.0s30.6
          48ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 18.78207.791081631.0s30.5
          49Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 19.35182.971221654.6s30.4
          50LatiosLatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 17.46272.19821619.6s30.4
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          Mega Latias type chart

          When fighting Mega Latias, keep in mind the following that Dragon and Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost, and Ice type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fighting, Fire, Grass, Psychic, and Water type moves.


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

          About the results

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Mega Latias are:

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          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.