Best Dusknoir counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Dusknoir in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Dusknoir counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Highest DPS

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          Best Dusknoir counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 26.312006.891144.0s77.7
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 26.461337.202146.8s70.5
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 31.72502.857142.1s63.3
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 23.801099.503164.3s62.1
          5TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 22.091320.562173.9s61.4
          6Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 24.55911.883162.4s60.6
          7HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *22.561169.653171.9s60.5
          8Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 21.161414.752180.3s60.5
          9Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 24.43815.814165.0s58.7
          10DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 22.321001.023175.7s57.8
          11Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 28.87416.978159.2s56.3
          12Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.99716.355170.1s56.1
          13Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *26.81490.347163.6s55.5
          14YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 19.411146.453198.0s53.8
          15Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 22.86690.245178.3s53.6
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.22646.075177.3s53.3
          17ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 18.641189.053205.2s52.7
          18Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 25.65441.628173.0s52.3
          19Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 27.38356.9010171.8s52.0
          20GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 18.521125.223207.2s51.7
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Dusknoir 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Dusknoir counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Tyranitar, Mega Rayquaza, Hydreigon, and Mega Gyarados, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Dusknoir type chart

          When fighting Dusknoir, keep in mind the following that Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Poison, Fighting, and Normal type moves.


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