Best Dialga counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Dialga 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

          • Fighting51.5%
          • Ground32.5%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Fire3.5%
          • Dark3.5%
          • Ghost2.0%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Fairy0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *32.95936.4416519.3s64.8
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *31.50391.0838629.7s52.3
          3Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *30.69411.7736634.5s51.8
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 30.07416.2236642.9s51.1
          5Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 29.44431.6834648.6s50.6
          6Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 31.08324.9646667.3s49.9
          7Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 30.47339.5044669.1s49.5
          8Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 29.75315.7547694.1s47.9
          9GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *26.02517.8028692.3s47.6
          10LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 28.22375.3339691.5s47.5
          11ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 24.81515.2429721.1s45.8
          12Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 26.78372.2640721.2s45.5
          13ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 26.44366.6240731.1s44.9
          14Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 23.76539.3427742.4s44.6
          15Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 27.05309.7748748.3s44.2
          16Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *24.50442.0133748.0s43.9
          17Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 26.68314.1647753.2s43.9
          18GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *24.97399.7637750.8s43.7
          19Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 27.06268.8955777.5s43.0
          20Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 24.41373.4240775.2s42.3
          21MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 25.34316.3147781.7s42.1
          22Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 24.24365.4241783.0s41.9
          23CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *21.97526.2528796.8s41.7
          24HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 26.34251.9859807.7s41.5
          25HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 24.55327.0745794.4s41.4
          26Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 24.48319.4146800.5s41.1
          27Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 23.99338.3144802.5s40.9
          28MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 24.49310.4448805.8s40.9
          29VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *22.50430.2834806.0s40.8
          30Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 26.25234.2064827.6s40.8
          31Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 24.75291.7851811.7s40.7
          32Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFightingKarate Chop GroundScorching Sands 24.82281.2653817.6s40.5
          33BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 25.47244.7961834.1s40.2
          34Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 23.10353.4242819.0s40.0
          35BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 22.99359.7741819.3s40.0
          36Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 24.31285.0552827.6s39.9
          37Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 25.22241.0962843.7s39.7
          38Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 23.32326.2245827.1s39.7
          39Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 24.60255.0458844.9s39.4
          40RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 22.21368.3640838.2s39.1
          41Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 22.37350.4542841.7s39.0
          42Shadow NidokingShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidokingFightingDouble Kick GroundEarth Power 23.94267.0056851.3s38.9
          43PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 26.80165.8490921.6s38.7
          44Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 23.00293.5351856.5s38.4
          45Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 21.83359.5341853.9s38.4
          46Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *FightingFocus Blast 23.11269.8255871.4s37.9
          47Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 21.75341.0643865.6s37.9
          48BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 22.23309.2448868.7s37.8
          49PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 22.24301.7549873.4s37.6
          50UrsalunaUrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *20.16433.6234882.3s37.5
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          Dialga type chart

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

          The top-ranked Dialga counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Terrakion, Shadow Garchomp, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Keldeo (Ordinary), Shadow Machamp, Shadow Hariyama, and Shadow Mamoswine, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Dialga 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.