Best Drifloon counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Drifloon 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

          • Dark26.5%
          • Electric24.0%
          • Ghost16.5%
          • Rock15.5%
          • Ice11.5%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Fire1.0%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Water0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 71.027233.31052.7s181.4
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 71.094849.56053.6s167.2
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 84.322341.22148.8s165.0
          4Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 73.453026.93153.8s155.8
          5Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 70.423544.18155.2s155.6
          6Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 65.324507.37058.3s154.0
          7Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *68.753123.05157.0s148.8
          8Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 68.782977.32157.2s147.4
          9Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 67.293092.70158.2s146.0
          10Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 69.132774.96157.3s145.9
          11Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 76.781833.00154.7s145.7
          12XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 69.952617.46157.0s145.5
          13Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 57.195664.05065.5s145.2
          14Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 71.242330.42156.7s144.2
          15TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 59.074746.64064.0s143.7
          16Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 68.202659.97158.2s143.1
          17ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *65.123178.98159.8s143.0
          18Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 66.872744.88159.1s141.7
          19DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 61.593716.32062.3s141.3
          20Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 67.532501.27159.1s140.2
          21Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 66.142676.63159.8s139.8
          22HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *60.723660.72063.2s139.2
          23Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *70.422046.18158.2s139.1
          24Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 64.092903.74161.1s138.6
          25Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 73.471584.81258.1s136.6
          26Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayDarkSnarl ElectricWild Charge 66.812200.85160.4s135.4
          27Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 62.342847.48162.8s135.1
          28Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 61.562932.72163.4s134.5
          29WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 58.543474.27165.6s133.8
          30Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 68.541866.14160.2s133.6
          31Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 64.282292.01162.3s132.4
          32Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 62.002511.34163.8s131.1
          33RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 64.602128.24162.5s130.9
          34Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 64.052080.19163.1s129.4
          35Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirElectricCharge Beam GhostShadow Ball 62.712132.85164.2s127.9
          36BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 58.052879.38167.0s127.9
          37Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 63.452026.25163.8s127.8
          38Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 60.862382.36165.2s127.8
          39Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *59.612552.83166.0s127.5
          40Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 52.994026.29071.5s127.4
          41RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *56.783061.00168.1s127.3
          42RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 57.032924.93168.0s126.5
          43YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 53.533676.92071.2s126.1
          44Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 57.132850.73168.1s126.0
          45ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 64.581744.81264.0s125.7
          46GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 60.832178.47165.8s125.4
          47Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 58.272486.11167.6s124.5
          48Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 64.811631.75264.4s124.3
          49TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 55.922855.56169.4s124.0
          50ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 59.012291.46167.3s123.7
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          Drifloon type chart

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

          The top-ranked Drifloon counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Diancie. The table also includes Shadow Weavile, Mega Houndoom, Shadow Rhyperior, and Shadow Raikou, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Drifloon 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.