Best Primal Kyogre counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Primal Kyogre 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

          • Grass43.0%
          • Electric34.5%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Dark4.5%
          • Bug3.0%
          • Flying2.5%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *24.04324.62691213.2s40.6
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 21.69311.10721326.7s37.1
          3Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 23.08224.321001376.2s36.5
          4XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 23.72198.481131402.1s36.4
          5KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 22.50241.39931373.0s36.3
          6Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 24.21176.601271439.0s36.1
          7Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 23.00190.701171450.3s35.2
          8Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *21.97202.321111468.8s34.4
          9Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *19.36327.91681436.5s34.3
          10Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 21.88198.201131482.5s34.1
          11Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 22.83167.461341522.8s34.1
          12Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 21.89196.961141485.0s34.1
          13ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricWild Charge 19.32315.66711450.0s33.9
          14Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 20.59236.83951472.5s33.7
          15Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 21.58195.221151503.6s33.6
          16Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *21.83184.641211518.0s33.6
          17Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 19.95254.58881481.1s33.3
          18ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 18.51335.54671483.9s33.2
          19Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *20.40227.82981497.8s33.2
          20Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 20.93167.421341612.7s31.8
          21Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 21.40132.771691729.1s30.9
          22Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 21.85121.691841769.4s30.9
          23RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 18.81218.561021608.2s30.8
          24Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 20.02165.321361668.6s30.6
          25ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 19.66171.601311668.7s30.4
          26Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 19.95162.061381683.0s30.4
          27Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 20.99129.821731765.2s30.3
          28Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch GrassGrass Knot 20.56134.591671762.8s30.0
          29Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 17.12272.57821644.7s29.9
          30Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSeed Bomb 18.69189.931181677.5s29.8
          31Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 16.88280.65801653.3s29.8
          32ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 18.69185.421211689.1s29.7
          33Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSeed Bomb 17.96210.651061679.8s29.5
          34MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 18.30195.031151691.3s29.5
          35ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *16.90257.94871680.6s29.3
          36SceptileSceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *17.98197.881131705.9s29.2
          37RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 18.00195.311151710.7s29.1
          38Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 17.17234.74951693.6s29.1
          39Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 20.41116.931921872.0s29.0
          40MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 17.91192.621161723.7s28.9
          41Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *17.52207.751081717.6s28.8
          42Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dBugFury Cutter GrassLeaf Blade 19.68130.431721833.5s28.8
          43LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 18.50162.331381770.7s28.6
          44Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 16.00274.73811734.2s28.4
          45TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 16.38249.73901733.7s28.4
          46Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GrassTrailblaze 18.68146.571531818.3s28.3
          47MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 17.50189.301181761.4s28.3
          48VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *16.75223.441001745.9s28.2
          49Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 18.79140.121601839.8s28.2
          50VikavoltVikavoltElectricSpark ElectricDischarge 18.19156.721431811.2s28.1
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Primal Kyogre counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Raikou, and Xurkitree. The table also includes Kartana, Shadow Electivire, Shadow Zapdos, and Shadow Sceptile, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Primal Kyogre type chart

          When fighting Primal Kyogre, keep in mind the following that Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Primal Kyogre Raids

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

          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.