Best Tangrowth counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Tangrowth 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

          • Fire35.5%
          • Flying17.5%
          • Bug15.5%
          • Ice12.5%
          • Poison10.5%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 50.481787.04279.4s103.8
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.221067.753103.0s78.0
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 39.251087.143105.0s76.8
          4Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *39.38912.943107.2s74.3
          5ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *34.131103.063118.5s68.9
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *38.14711.485114.6s68.8
          7Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 34.631011.263118.2s68.5
          8Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *36.84704.745118.1s66.8
          9Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *33.45995.993122.1s66.4
          10HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *29.551436.402131.8s64.8
          11Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 35.02723.414122.7s64.5
          12Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 33.87815.634123.9s64.4
          13YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *32.33953.683126.5s64.1
          14Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 33.06831.934126.2s63.4
          15Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 36.35573.796124.1s63.4
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 37.32508.867124.8s63.2
          17Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 33.00763.084128.0s62.2
          18Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.03667.495127.4s62.0
          19Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.90566.056128.6s61.2
          20Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *29.141138.833136.2s61.1
          21PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 36.01483.687129.7s60.8
          22Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 32.18743.454131.3s60.7
          23Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *33.51616.085130.8s60.3
          24NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 28.971041.533138.1s59.8
          25Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 27.501250.172142.4s59.5
          26Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 33.86547.266132.6s59.4
          27MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *31.37697.625135.4s58.7
          28Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 31.34685.895135.9s58.4
          29Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 31.29674.565136.4s58.2
          30Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 27.531088.923144.0s57.9
          31Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 33.02532.936136.0s57.9
          32Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 34.13462.667136.6s57.7
          33Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 31.56617.785137.4s57.5
          34BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *30.33691.345139.5s57.0
          35Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 31.50592.116138.6s56.9
          36DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 31.50592.116138.6s56.9
          37VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 30.50667.735139.6s56.9
          38Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 30.97626.925139.2s56.8
          39Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 31.73566.026138.9s56.7
          40Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 28.71833.964142.6s56.7
          41Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 29.88696.805141.1s56.4
          42BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 29.30742.064142.3s56.3
          43EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *29.07758.994142.8s56.2
          44ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 30.21635.285141.8s55.9
          45Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 32.13498.257140.9s55.9
          46EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 28.18808.764145.6s55.5
          47VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 27.49834.374148.2s54.8
          48Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 27.46822.494148.6s54.6
          49Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dBugFury Cutter FlyingBrave Bird 30.59535.606144.6s54.5
          50DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *29.02655.215146.0s54.5
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          Tangrowth type chart

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Tangrowth 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.