Best Staraptor counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Staraptor 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

          • Electric36.5%
          • Rock25.5%
          • Ice19.5%
          • Dragon6.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Fire2.5%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Water1.5%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 46.161104.95391.0s87.6
          2Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *44.691117.77393.4s85.6
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 43.121241.31295.1s85.0
          4Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 44.66993.07395.1s83.5
          5XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 45.60875.12495.4s82.8
          6Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 46.44778.18496.0s82.0
          7Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 43.181012.79397.6s81.7
          8Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 44.06910.54397.5s81.2
          9ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *40.621238.112100.3s81.0
          10Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 48.04626.95597.9s80.6
          11Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 40.411182.453101.3s79.9
          12Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 39.581204.302102.9s78.9
          13Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 43.62780.204101.0s78.1
          14Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 43.51733.744102.4s76.9
          15Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 40.65918.223104.2s76.3
          16Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 41.24774.154105.9s74.5
          17RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 42.50686.835105.7s74.5
          18Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 39.39922.723107.0s74.5
          19Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 37.201106.233109.8s73.8
          20RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *36.651090.853111.4s72.8
          21Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 39.78785.894108.8s72.6
          22Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 45.97433.198111.6s72.2
          23RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 36.82973.833112.6s71.4
          24Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 42.78518.496111.9s70.7
          25Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 42.12541.396112.1s70.5
          26Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirElectricCharge Beam IceTriple Axel 37.08860.194113.8s70.0
          27ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 38.23762.824113.0s69.9
          28ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 35.67994.493115.4s69.9
          29Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 38.40741.164113.2s69.8
          30BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 38.80709.415113.1s69.7
          31TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 36.27890.124115.4s69.2
          32Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 40.32576.556114.3s68.9
          33MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 38.92606.755116.2s67.7
          34Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 33.641064.693120.5s67.6
          35TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 36.57750.564117.6s67.3
          36MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 35.98765.534118.9s66.7
          37Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 38.84546.906119.0s66.2
          38Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 36.07726.474119.6s66.1
          39GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *34.41861.834121.3s65.9
          40LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 35.77718.505120.7s65.5
          41Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 37.16614.815120.3s65.4
          42Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 38.43533.046120.7s65.3
          43Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *35.76694.105121.4s65.1
          44Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 34.44793.474122.7s64.9
          45Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 38.43473.477124.1s63.7
          46Alolan GolemAlolan GolemRockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 32.55905.763126.5s63.7
          47KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *34.86686.395124.2s63.6
          48MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 33.85756.824125.4s63.4
          49Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 34.45688.935125.4s63.1
          50RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 33.60756.604126.2s63.0
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          Staraptor type chart

          When fighting Staraptor, keep in mind the following that Normal and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Grass, Ghost, and Ground 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 Staraptor in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Staraptor down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Staraptor 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.