Best Mega Gallade counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Gallade 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

          • Ghost30.5%
          • Flying27.0%
          • Fairy14.5%
          • Psychic6.5%
          • Dragon4.5%
          • Dark3.5%
          • Electric2.5%
          • Normal2.5%
          • Water2.0%
          • Ground1.5%
          • Fire1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Grass1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Ice1.0%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 41.60539.6816283.1s69.7
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 29.68644.2013359.1s55.3
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 33.07333.3626380.1s52.7
          4Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 27.04503.0017404.4s48.8
          5Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 33.06187.5747464.2s46.9
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *30.13261.4234436.5s46.5
          7Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *29.16262.3534445.8s45.4
          8Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 25.63430.4820434.8s45.3
          9GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 20.76864.6510475.1s44.1
          10Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 27.22290.7930454.5s43.9
          11Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *21.15763.7111472.6s43.7
          12Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 27.56244.0036474.1s42.8
          13YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *25.66319.6728463.4s42.7
          14LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 20.32697.6712494.5s41.5
          15ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 22.57452.3319478.3s41.3
          16Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 26.65227.0239496.3s41.0
          17GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 23.21389.3423480.3s41.0
          18Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 27.66182.4549522.7s40.4
          19Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 24.10304.1829491.7s40.2
          20Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 21.18480.7518499.9s39.8
          21MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *24.38253.2635511.3s39.1
          22Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingWing Attack *FlyingBrave Bird 24.51233.6138521.3s38.6
          23Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 21.67372.8224512.0s38.5
          24HonchkrowHonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 26.15177.8050546.7s38.5
          25Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 25.37195.3146539.1s38.3
          26Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *17.87761.3811551.0s38.2
          27Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 20.86404.9522520.4s38.0
          28MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *23.50253.0835525.3s37.9
          29Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingWing Attack FlyingBrave Bird 25.74169.8852561.6s37.6
          30XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 24.48195.7145551.5s37.2
          31Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 25.52165.4854570.2s37.2
          32Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 23.43217.6541549.5s36.7
          33Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 25.72150.4159589.3s36.7
          34Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 23.21214.4841555.6s36.3
          35ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 22.12234.4238560.5s35.6
          36Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringGhostShadow Claw FairyPlay Rough 23.70167.2253595.0s35.1
          37Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingSky Attack 19.86319.4528565.8s34.8
          38BanetteBanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 19.88299.8730572.7s34.4
          39Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 20.81245.3036579.1s34.2
          40TrevenantTrevenantGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 18.39398.0222579.8s34.2
          41Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFlyingAir Slash FireBlast Burn *21.09229.2739583.8s34.1
          42DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 21.62205.3843591.5s34.0
          43Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 17.45457.0019594.5s33.8
          44UnfezantUnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 22.21175.4851610.3s33.7
          45Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGhostAstonish GhostPoltergeist 18.64349.0125586.0s33.7
          46Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)DarkSnarl FairyPlay Rough 20.28250.6135587.5s33.7
          47Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FlyingBrave Bird 21.55193.1746604.1s33.5
          48Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *19.08298.5530592.3s33.2
          49Shadow DusknoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow DusknoirGhostHex GhostShadow Ball *18.24348.2225596.7s33.1
          50MismagiusMismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 17.93368.1324599.7s33.0
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Mega Gallade counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Gengar, Rayquaza, and Mega Banette. The table also includes Shadow Honchkrow, Shadow Moltres, Shadow Mewtwo, and Shadow Cursola, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Mega Gallade type chart

          When fighting Mega Gallade, keep in mind the following that Psychic and Fighting-type Pokémon are weak to Fairy, Flying, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, and Rock type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Mega Gallade Raids

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

          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.