Best Honchkrow counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Honchkrow 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

          • Electric33.5%
          • Rock23.5%
          • Ice17.5%
          • Fairy12.0%
          • Dragon2.5%
          • Fighting2.5%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Water1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 60.501374.68270.0s113.7
          2Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *58.731425.73271.4s111.8
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 51.032453.34176.4s111.7
          4Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 60.381213.71271.5s110.6
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 57.901329.65273.0s109.0
          6Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 58.741218.11273.1s108.3
          7XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 60.091074.70373.3s107.5
          8Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 61.15954.45374.0s106.4
          9Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 61.53909.03374.3s105.9
          10Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 55.671331.79275.5s105.7
          11Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 57.971117.78375.0s105.3
          12Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 57.301133.75375.5s104.7
          13ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *53.321399.34277.8s103.2
          14Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 50.921604.48279.7s102.3
          15Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 53.411300.60278.5s101.8
          16Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 57.34900.46378.8s99.9
          17Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 53.931028.27380.8s97.8
          18Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 56.26870.23480.5s97.7
          19Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 51.621191.51381.8s97.3
          20RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 55.85874.71480.9s97.3
          21RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *48.101390.86285.2s94.9
          22Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 55.06804.10483.3s94.6
          23Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 48.761247.73285.4s93.8
          24Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 54.87752.80484.7s93.0
          25RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 48.321193.19386.6s92.3
          26Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 46.621361.90287.8s92.2
          27Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 55.57664.54586.5s91.6
          28BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 50.58959.38386.2s91.6
          29ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 50.21934.35387.1s90.6
          30MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 46.031307.71289.2s90.5
          31Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 53.16707.37588.1s89.6
          32Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 51.04815.20488.2s89.3
          33ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 47.151111.28389.3s89.2
          34TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 47.471078.25389.2s89.2
          35MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 49.97881.68488.4s89.2
          36Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 52.73679.22589.5s88.3
          37TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 42.321583.13294.2s88.0
          38Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *51.87714.33589.6s88.0
          39TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 48.04942.02390.2s87.6
          40Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 49.97796.35490.1s87.3
          41Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 50.81742.76490.2s87.3
          42Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 44.241218.09293.2s86.4
          43GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *45.011095.54393.1s85.8
          44XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 44.941101.88393.2s85.8
          45Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch FairyDazzling Gleam 45.831017.83392.7s85.7
          46Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 50.85655.58592.8s85.1
          47LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 47.02880.51492.9s84.9
          48Shadow MagnetonShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnetonElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 48.14789.61493.0s84.6
          49Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 49.44707.30593.2s84.5
          50Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *46.99843.21493.7s84.1
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          About the results

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

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

          Honchkrow type chart

          When fighting Honchkrow, keep in mind the following that Dark and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Fairy, Ice, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, Grass, Ground, and Psychic type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Honchkrow Raids

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

          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.