Best Cranidos counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Cranidos 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

          • Fighting25.5%
          • Grass24.0%
          • Ground17.0%
          • Water15.0%
          • Steel14.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *90.144201.77043.4s196.1
          2Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *89.713643.87044.1s189.8
          3Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *86.642985.02146.4s177.2
          4Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *79.344032.06048.9s175.7
          5Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *85.752558.88147.6s170.3
          6KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 80.332387.79150.8s159.4
          7TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *77.792689.42151.6s159.2
          8Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *75.033051.45152.7s158.7
          9Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 82.971874.59151.1s155.7
          10Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *74.802722.77153.4s154.7
          11Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 77.692191.79152.9s152.5
          12GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *69.203353.16156.3s151.8
          13MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *71.622931.62155.2s151.7
          14Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 71.712867.78155.2s151.2
          15Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *73.322584.50154.7s150.7
          16Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 82.581574.83252.7s149.7
          17Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 77.881959.80153.6s149.4
          18Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 72.062591.55155.5s148.7
          19Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 68.743103.90157.0s148.6
          20KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *70.062670.04156.8s146.3
          21Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 75.381989.10155.0s146.0
          22Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 72.572188.76156.2s144.4
          23Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *69.602524.82157.4s143.9
          24Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *67.602778.48158.4s143.3
          25LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 73.102026.02156.4s143.0
          26ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 65.223099.46159.8s142.5
          27Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 73.091984.38156.5s142.4
          28Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *73.201910.41156.7s141.5
          29Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *74.601717.50256.6s140.5
          30Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 68.472393.42158.6s140.4
          31Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 69.112202.13158.6s139.1
          32ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 66.672488.69159.8s138.6
          33ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 66.232387.79160.4s136.7
          34Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *63.322797.60162.0s136.3
          35Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 71.581720.99258.7s136.0
          36Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *71.551722.39258.7s136.0
          37Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 68.352058.63159.7s136.0
          38GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *61.992996.52162.9s135.9
          39Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 65.192366.06161.3s134.8
          40DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 63.332543.10162.5s133.6
          41Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 66.662035.62161.1s133.0
          42GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *69.201682.27260.6s131.8
          43Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 69.321628.47260.8s131.1
          44XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 70.711488.22260.6s130.8
          45MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 64.152155.58162.8s130.5
          46Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 67.391775.06261.5s130.5
          47Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 74.311204.16260.4s130.3
          48Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 58.852988.77166.0s130.3
          49Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 63.722181.92163.1s130.2
          50EmpoleonEmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *63.282190.97163.5s129.5
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          Cranidos type chart

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

          The top-ranked Cranidos counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Primal Groudon, Shadow Metagross, and Mega Swampert. The table also includes Mega Sceptile, Kartana, Terrakion, and Shadow Garchomp, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Cranidos 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.