Best Arceus (Fairy) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

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

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          Highest DPS

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          Best Arceus (Fairy) counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *30.24915.144121.1s70.9
          2MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *25.06899.855179.5s61.3
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 28.77477.978132.9s58.1
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 26.44593.147157.1s57.5
          5Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 28.88345.6011131.6s53.7
          6MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *21.12858.555203.2s53.3
          7Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 20.62912.814177.0s53.2
          8DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 22.56696.766185.3s53.2
          9NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 23.74575.707169.8s52.7
          10Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 21.57747.135173.2s52.3
          11JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 20.37796.725195.6s50.9
          12Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 21.47615.506172.0s49.7
          13Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 21.47615.506172.0s49.7
          14Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 21.47615.506172.0s49.7
          15Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 21.47615.506172.0s49.7
          16Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 21.47615.506172.0s49.7
          17ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 21.58577.217187.3s49.1
          18Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 22.58495.898175.7s48.9
          19Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *23.24441.439170.9s48.5
          20Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *20.37653.516192.5s48.5
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Arceus (Fairy) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Arceus (Fairy) 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 (Fairy) 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 (Fairy) counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Metagross, Mega Gengar, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Mega Beedrill, Melmetal, Mega Aggron, and Dialga, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Arceus (Fairy) type chart

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


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