Arceus (Flying) Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Arceus (Flying) 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Arceus (Flying) Pokémon GO counters are Shadow Rampardos, Mega Diancie, Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Raikou, and Shadow Magnezone. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 4 Trainers to defeat Arceus (Flying) in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega DiancieMega Diancie
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Smack Down / Stone Edge
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RaikouShadow Raikou
          Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MagnezoneShadow Magnezone
          Spark / Wild Charge
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 32.66397.89147s54.1
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 28.87566.06151s52.6
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *27.94631.15152s52.4
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 24.301021.93163s51.8
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.40614.95155s51.4
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 28.15543.36155s51.2
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 26.36671.15159s50.7
          8.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 28.72477.87156s50.6
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 29.30425.38157s50.2
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 28.78448.68158s50.1
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 27.49505.97160s49.5
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 27.51493.97161s49.3
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 25.47578.06167s47.8
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 24.29666.15170s47.4
          15.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *25.48540.36168s47.2
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LuxrayShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 27.46401.08168s47.2
          17.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme ThundurusElectricVolt Switch ElectricWildbolt Storm *26.27466.17168s46.9
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 25.63486.87171s46.4
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 26.50421.48171s46.3
          20.Thumbnail image of RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 26.64387.79173s45.7
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemRockRock Throw ElectricWild Charge 24.84480.37175s45.2
          22.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *22.91617.05181s44.6
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AggronShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 22.14688.15184s44.3
          24.Thumbnail image of Galarian Standard Mode DarmanitanGalarian Standard Mode DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 25.64371.19180s44.0
          25.Thumbnail image of RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 23.24534.56182s43.8
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirElectricCharge Beam IceTriple Axel 22.88562.46183s43.7
          27.Thumbnail image of MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 21.91662.15187s43.6
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ManectricShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 26.46294.012186s43.0
          29.Thumbnail image of BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 24.09423.08184s42.9
          30.Thumbnail image of ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 24.13418.08184s42.9
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Arceus (Flying) in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 3 - 4 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 5+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Arceus (Flying) CP range from Raids

          Arceus (Flying) can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 2190 CP to 2279 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2738 CP to 2850 CP with Windy weather boost

          Arceus (Flying) weaknesses

          Arceus (Flying) type chart

          When fighting Arceus (Flying), keep in mind the that Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Grass, and Ground type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          GroundGround39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          FightingFighting62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Arceus (Flying) Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Electric142.0%
          • rainRain
          Rock104.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ice80.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon14.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal10.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Fire10.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water8.0%
          • rainRain
          Steel8.0%
          • snowSnow
          Flying6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Poison2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Arceus (Flying) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Arceus (Flying) down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.