Best Phione counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Phione 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

          • Grass46.0%
          • Electric35.0%
          • Dragon8.0%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Bug2.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *40.572635.26194.2s94.5
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 35.822196.131107.1s82.4
          3KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 39.131353.492102.6s80.1
          4ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *35.261973.061109.4s79.6
          5Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *33.661996.291114.2s76.9
          6Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 34.551723.262112.6s76.2
          7Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 38.381105.873106.8s75.7
          8XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 39.07972.053106.9s74.8
          9Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 39.83865.454107.0s74.2
          10ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 31.862041.521120.1s74.0
          11Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 38.071018.583108.7s73.9
          12Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 32.241879.361119.3s73.4
          13Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 37.471030.593110.1s73.2
          14Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 32.551779.292118.7s73.2
          15Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *35.681189.663113.0s72.5
          16Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 33.401537.082117.1s72.5
          17Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *34.171374.372115.8s72.1
          18Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 37.28945.613111.8s71.6
          19Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 37.26814.764114.3s69.4
          20Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 30.471776.532126.2s69.4
          21Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 35.30934.893117.4s68.4
          22Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 32.841214.822121.5s68.2
          23Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 34.75971.863118.4s68.1
          24Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *34.18992.283119.8s67.5
          25RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 31.931235.952124.4s66.9
          26Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 29.921445.902130.3s65.6
          27RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 31.791087.873126.5s64.9
          28MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 30.971189.883128.3s64.8
          29ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *28.801559.262134.3s64.6
          30Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 28.051705.592136.8s64.4
          31Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 29.741319.562132.0s64.1
          32Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 32.00966.023127.4s63.7
          33TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 29.431338.012133.1s63.7
          34Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 36.08601.905123.7s63.6
          35ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 32.94851.434126.2s63.5
          36Alolan ExeggutorAlolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 26.931847.101141.5s63.4
          37Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *29.521256.872133.4s63.1
          38CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 27.341662.652140.3s62.8
          39ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 31.041014.653130.2s62.8
          40Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 33.65738.924126.5s62.8
          41TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 27.811512.992139.0s62.4
          42SceptileSceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *29.701171.733133.5s62.4
          43Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 31.31932.873130.4s62.2
          44VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *28.451352.242137.2s62.1
          45Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 34.45639.305127.0s62.1
          46Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 30.111041.543133.4s61.6
          47MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 30.91930.723132.0s61.5
          48Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 34.44591.876128.9s61.1
          49Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 33.45651.085129.7s60.9
          50RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.701339.042140.7s60.7
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          Phione type chart

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

          The top-ranked Phione counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Kartana, and Zekrom. The table also includes Mega Venusaur, Shaymin (Sky), Shadow Raikou, and Xurkitree, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Phione 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.