Arceus (Grass) Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Arceus (Grass) 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 (Grass) Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Rayquaza, Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, Shadow Moltres, Reshiram, and Yveltal. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 4 Trainers to defeat Arceus (Grass) in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #1
          Official artwork of RayquazaRayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MoltresShadow Moltres
          Fire Spin / Sky Attack
          #5
          Official artwork of ReshiramReshiram
          Fire Fang / Fusion Flare
          #6
          Official artwork of YveltalYveltal
          Gust / Oblivion Wing
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 41.96941.53102s78.6
          2.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 32.91575.76135s58.6
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *31.19699.85137s58.4
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *33.27531.26136s58.2
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *30.27546.46146s54.3
          6.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *27.43581.86156s50.8
          7.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *25.46778.24160s50.8
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow StaraptorShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingFly 29.85414.58156s50.7
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 28.77478.07156s50.7
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *30.97354.510157s50.6
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 28.78448.68158s50.1
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HonchkrowShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 29.34415.18158s50.1
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 28.57454.37158s49.9
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 26.13636.45161s49.8
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 26.13636.45161s49.8
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *27.30533.56159s49.7
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 27.01555.26160s49.7
          18.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *23.73888.24168s49.4
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 25.38638.35165s48.7
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CharizardShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *27.68434.48164s48.2
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 29.19349.310165s48.1
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 26.17520.86166s47.9
          23.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *23.52754.74173s47.4
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow InfernapeShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.49334.610170s46.8
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyphlosionShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *26.85421.58169s46.8
          26.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme EnamorusIncarnate Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FlyingFly 26.00466.77170s46.6
          27.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 30.58240.814178s46.3
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 26.50421.48171s46.3
          29.Thumbnail image of MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *24.91536.26172s46.3
          30.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 25.04516.46172s46.1
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          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Arceus (Grass) in a 3-Star Raid.

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

          Arceus (Grass) CP range from Raids

          Arceus (Grass) 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 Sunny weather boost

          Arceus (Grass) weaknesses

          Arceus (Grass) type chart

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

          Takes increased damage
          BugBug160.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          PoisonPoison160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          ElectricElectric62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          GroundGround62.5%
          WaterWater62.5%

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

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

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire150.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Flying72.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ice54.0%
          • snowSnow
          Bug50.0%
          • rainRain
          Poison38.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Psychic10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dragon6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Fairy4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dark4.0%
          • fogFog
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain
          Rock2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Arceus (Grass) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Arceus (Grass) 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.