Best Arceus (Dark) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

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

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          Best Arceus (Dark) counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 28.06689.526147.5s62.5
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *28.49560.097137.6s60.0
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.40614.906134.6s59.6
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 28.97462.548127.7s57.9
          5Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 27.19534.467137.6s57.2
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *27.41489.368142.8s56.3
          7Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 28.96385.6910133.2s55.3
          8LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 26.28489.228148.9s54.6
          9Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 27.98396.8110141.8s54.3
          10Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 22.22769.925173.2s53.9
          11Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 25.04516.397144.3s53.4
          12Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 25.49455.958143.1s52.4
          13PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 30.58240.8415118.1s51.2
          14VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 23.60506.468171.7s50.8
          15ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 24.74437.059159.0s50.7
          16Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 23.33512.318175.7s50.5
          17CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *20.65692.186201.1s49.7
          18Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 26.11312.5112143.6s48.6
          19Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *20.37653.516192.5s48.5
          20XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 23.99399.0910166.4s48.4
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Arceus (Dark) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Arceus (Dark) 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 Arceus (Dark) 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 Arceus (Dark) counter is Mega Gardevoir, followed by Terrakion, Mega Rayquaza, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Keldeo (Ordinary), Mega Alakazam, Shadow Machamp, and Lucario, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Arceus (Dark) type chart

          When fighting Arceus (Dark), keep in mind the following that Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, and Psychic type moves.


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