Best Mothim counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mothim 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

          • Rock45.5%
          • Fire22.0%
          • Electric14.0%
          • Flying10.0%
          • Ice4.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 98.913504.75140.5s203.5
          2Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *93.813421.76142.6s194.1
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 84.694156.68046.0s186.2
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 86.983741.13045.2s186.1
          5Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 86.063732.68045.7s184.5
          6Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 84.512709.00147.9s170.3
          7Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 76.533948.64050.7s170.0
          8RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 88.892098.66147.4s168.3
          9RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *77.243348.10150.9s165.6
          10Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 81.032327.45150.6s159.7
          11TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 77.502639.00151.9s158.1
          12TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 76.772463.25152.7s154.7
          13Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 65.294264.00058.5s152.2
          14GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *73.532680.71154.3s152.1
          15Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 73.432382.16155.1s148.3
          16Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *75.932046.10154.5s147.7
          17TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 70.152672.94156.7s146.5
          18AggronAggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 63.773872.02060.2s146.4
          19Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 73.612145.92155.6s145.5
          20Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *66.562662.47159.5s140.3
          21AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 66.122639.63159.9s139.4
          22RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 67.372270.15159.8s137.2
          23AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 67.052288.22160.0s136.9
          24ArcheopsArcheopsFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 68.341987.12159.9s135.0
          25Shadow RegirockShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 62.832714.10162.6s134.6
          26Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)RockRock Throw RockRock Slide 65.692266.71161.2s134.4
          27Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *71.151633.14259.4s134.0
          28Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch RockPower Gem 63.222423.13162.9s132.1
          29Lycanroc (Dusk)Lycanroc (Dusk)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 67.711648.43261.9s129.0
          30Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *63.532060.66163.7s128.3
          31Alolan GolemAlolan GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 61.152353.77165.0s127.9
          32LycanrocLycanrocRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 66.891638.72262.6s127.6
          33Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineFireFire Fang RockRock Slide 60.522402.42165.5s127.4
          34OmastarOmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *62.882012.76164.4s126.7
          35Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *RockAncient Power 61.532183.51165.1s126.6
          36GolemGolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 61.272121.89165.5s125.4
          37Lycanroc (Midnight)Lycanroc (Midnight)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 63.611818.36164.5s125.2
          38NihilegoNihilegoPoisonAcid RockRock Slide 57.582644.97168.0s124.9
          39ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *59.062318.86167.2s124.1
          40Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang RockWeather Ball 62.201872.10165.6s123.7
          41Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 56.982477.69169.0s122.2
          42Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang RockRock Slide 62.941634.75266.0s121.5
          43DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang RockRock Slide 62.941634.75266.0s121.5
          44DiancieDiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 56.912380.42169.3s121.1
          45Hisuian AvaluggHisuian AvaluggIcePowder Snow RockRock Slide 55.572546.80170.4s120.5
          46Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 56.292394.13170.0s120.2
          47Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *57.772089.58169.2s119.3
          48Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 59.181843.35168.6s118.6
          49Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 58.291936.68169.2s118.3
          50Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow RockAncient Power *62.261495.92267.4s118.3
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Mothim counter is Mega Diancie, followed by Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Tyranitar, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Mega Aerodactyl, Shadow Tyranitar, Shadow Aggron, and Rampardos, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Mothim type chart

          When fighting Mothim, keep in mind the following that Bug and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Rock, Electric, Fire, Flying, and Ice type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, 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 Mothim Raids

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

          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.