Best Lucario counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Lucario 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

          • Fire41.0%
          • Fighting33.0%
          • Ground21.0%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Water1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *49.591573.07281.7s99.7
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *48.391382.51284.8s95.3
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *52.47969.33383.5s94.5
          4ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *42.801069.41397.6s82.0
          5Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *48.54645.08596.5s81.8
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 42.99995.10398.2s81.1
          7Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *43.90879.65498.4s80.4
          8Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 40.161237.262101.3s80.3
          9Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.47977.65399.5s80.0
          10TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *46.70673.46598.5s80.0
          11Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.66945.763101.6s78.2
          12Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 42.48868.234101.3s78.1
          13Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.60858.054101.3s78.1
          14Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.30638.965102.0s77.2
          15Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *37.811174.153107.5s75.7
          16Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 43.62656.565104.5s75.4
          17Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *44.11601.255105.6s74.7
          18Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *42.54663.735106.3s74.0
          19Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 41.13723.064107.4s73.3
          20GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *38.93893.604108.6s73.3
          21Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 45.58457.417110.5s72.5
          22VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 37.43965.453111.1s72.2
          23HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *39.80733.584110.1s71.7
          24Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 41.25634.015110.0s71.6
          25LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 44.70442.708113.1s70.9
          26ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 37.62858.544112.5s70.7
          27Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 39.86662.255112.1s70.3
          28Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 34.311179.653117.1s70.1
          29MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 35.81984.623115.2s69.9
          30ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 38.65722.394113.1s69.8
          31Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 40.75579.076113.2s69.6
          32Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 35.63969.713115.9s69.4
          33Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 38.70701.165113.6s69.4
          34Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 40.12607.295113.4s69.4
          35BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *39.71629.375113.5s69.3
          36Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 39.51630.405114.0s69.1
          37DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 39.51630.405114.0s69.1
          38EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FireBlast Burn *38.46697.965114.2s69.0
          39Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FireFlamethrower 38.14715.095114.5s68.9
          40Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 37.29758.244115.5s68.5
          41GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *35.97858.334116.9s68.3
          42Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 36.14833.364116.9s68.1
          43DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *36.14823.384117.1s67.9
          44ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 40.61501.747117.4s67.4
          45EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 35.27858.704118.8s67.2
          46Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 35.29825.794119.4s66.7
          47CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.10840.314119.7s66.7
          48Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *37.54628.845118.8s66.3
          49VictiniVictiniPsychicConfusion FireV-create 33.111013.013122.9s66.1
          50Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *FightingFocus Blast 34.81807.974121.2s65.7
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          Lucario type chart

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

          The top-ranked Lucario counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, and Reshiram. The table also includes Shadow Blaziken, Shadow Moltres, Shadow Garchomp, and Mega Rayquaza, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Lucario 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.