Best Arceus (Fighting) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Arceus (Fighting) 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

          • Psychic48.5%
          • Flying26.0%
          • Fairy10.5%
          • Normal2.5%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Ghost1.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Grass1.0%
          • Steel0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 41.96941.483101.1s78.6
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *36.54693.925119.3s66.2
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 32.91575.706134.4s58.6
          4Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *32.64582.766135.0s58.4
          5MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *30.05680.575140.9s56.4
          6Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.09714.815143.9s55.5
          7Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 29.16657.715145.4s54.7
          8Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *29.70536.196148.1s53.3
          9Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 26.64806.234153.0s53.1
          10Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 28.01642.325151.0s52.7
          11Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 29.13491.107152.9s51.5
          12YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *25.46778.184159.9s50.8
          13Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *30.15372.919158.0s50.1
          14Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 29.34415.068157.4s50.1
          15Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 25.04682.025164.9s48.8
          16Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 25.28615.695165.8s48.2
          17Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *23.58790.064170.9s48.0
          18LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 23.77759.324170.4s47.9
          19Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 26.17520.806165.2s47.9
          20Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 27.22436.428165.3s47.6
          21Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 26.42486.317165.9s47.6
          22Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 26.39472.147166.9s47.2
          23Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 26.82394.109170.7s46.1
          24Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 26.90373.619172.4s45.7
          25MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 22.09793.044181.1s45.6
          26MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *24.45526.356174.6s45.4
          27Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 23.98564.956175.6s45.4
          28Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 26.64369.529174.1s45.3
          29Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 24.76477.567175.6s45.0
          30Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *25.27419.738176.8s44.5
          31Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 23.92505.327179.0s44.3
          32LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 23.95481.437180.2s43.9
          33AlakazamAlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *24.87366.939184.0s42.8
          34EspeonEspeonPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 24.12409.958184.4s42.7
          35Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 24.49384.589184.4s42.7
          36HonchkrowHonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 23.92404.158186.2s42.3
          37XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 23.99399.099186.2s42.3
          38Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 24.52350.1610187.9s41.9
          39Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 20.66674.105195.7s41.8
          40Meloetta (Aria)Meloetta (Aria)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsyshock 20.85647.845194.9s41.7
          41Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFlyingAir Slash FireBlast Burn *22.19497.997191.1s41.6
          42Ho-OhHo-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 21.05610.295194.6s41.6
          43LugiaLugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *19.71784.214201.0s41.5
          44XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 21.19575.466194.9s41.3
          45Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FlyingBrave Bird 23.54375.849191.3s41.2
          46Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *20.37653.515198.8s41.1
          47Tapu LeleTapu LelePsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 21.73498.217194.6s40.9
          48JirachiJirachiPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 19.34756.514205.2s40.6
          49ExeggutorExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 22.33427.438194.9s40.5
          50GardevoirGardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 21.81464.767196.0s40.4
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          Arceus (Fighting) type chart

          When fighting Arceus (Fighting), keep in mind the following that Fighting-type Pokémon are weak to Fairy, Flying, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dark, and Rock 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 Arceus (Fighting) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Arceus (Fighting) down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Arceus (Fighting) counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Rayquaza, and Mega Alakazam. The table also includes Mewtwo, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Latios, and Shadow Moltres, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Arceus (Fighting) 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.