Best Arceus (Dragon) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

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

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          Best Arceus (Dragon) counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 35.09736.964122.1s75.1
          2Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *28.72676.475146.6s63.3
          3Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *32.73449.578142.0s63.0
          4Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 30.64524.346145.0s62.3
          5Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 28.09675.445149.5s62.2
          6Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 28.64603.095149.6s61.4
          7Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 30.56472.067148.3s60.6
          8Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *25.17768.854161.7s59.2
          9Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.92659.385160.7s58.2
          10Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 28.67450.817157.5s57.1
          11Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 29.00431.668157.5s57.0
          12DialgaDialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 24.21702.555169.2s56.2
          13RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 27.35447.668163.8s55.0
          14SalamenceSalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *26.77439.318167.2s53.9
          15ZekromZekromDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.54505.827169.4s53.9
          16Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDragonDragon Tail *DragonOutrage 22.15764.714181.4s53.7
          17KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *26.06462.577169.3s53.5
          18GarchompGarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 25.11513.057171.4s53.4
          19Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.65461.687171.5s52.8
          20Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 26.65401.038171.0s52.5
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Arceus (Dragon) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Arceus (Dragon) 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 (Dragon) 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 (Dragon) counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Salamence, Shadow Salamence, and Shadow Garchomp. The table also includes Mega Gardevoir, Mega Latios, Shadow Dragonite, and Primal Groudon, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Arceus (Dragon) type chart

          When fighting Arceus (Dragon), keep in mind the following that Dragon-type Pokémon are weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fire, Grass, and Water type moves.


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