Best Arceus (Ground) counters

Raid Battles

The best Arceus (Ground) counters in Pokémon GO are Primal Kyogre, Mega Swampert, Shadow Kyogre, Mega Sceptile, Kartana, Mega Blastoise, and Mega Rayquaza. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Arceus (Ground) in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SwampertMega Swampert
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow KyogreShadow Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Fury Cutter / Frenzy Plant
          #4
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlastoiseMega Blastoise
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *31.571012.73118s63.6
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *29.36806.34128s57.3
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *29.65652.75127s55.4
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *31.63491.97122s55.0
          5.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 28.35612.75133s52.7
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *27.19680.65138s52.1
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.40614.95138s51.4
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *27.72524.86137s50.2
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 28.78448.68134s50.1
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 23.99880.24155s49.7
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KinglerShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 29.41385.09132s49.4
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EmpoleonShadow EmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *25.48674.95147s49.4
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FeraligatrShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *26.94482.77142s48.2
          14.Thumbnail image of KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *24.66646.35152s47.7
          15.Thumbnail image of Sky Forme ShayminSky Forme ShayminGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 25.82534.56147s47.6
          16.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 23.44777.54159s47.6
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *25.33550.36149s47.1
          18.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 23.32748.14160s47.0
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *27.61379.29140s46.8
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf IceTriple Axel 24.29597.06155s46.4
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 26.50421.48145s46.3
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CrawdauntShadow CrawdauntWaterWaterfall WaterCrabhammer 27.01387.09143s46.2
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 25.40483.07150s46.0
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *25.37473.47150s45.8
          25.Thumbnail image of Dusk Mane NecrozmaDusk Mane NecrozmaPsychicPsycho Cut SteelSunsteel Strike 21.88798.54170s45.3
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VenusaurShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *26.43379.69146s45.2
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 24.73469.77154s44.8
          28.Thumbnail image of GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *24.40482.77156s44.6
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GyaradosShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 24.28467.37156s44.1
          30.Thumbnail image of Galarian Standard Mode DarmanitanGalarian Standard Mode DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 25.64371.19151s44.0
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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Arceus (Ground) CP range from Raids

          Arceus (Ground) 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 (Ground) weaknesses

          Arceus (Ground) type chart

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

          Weaknesses

          • GrassGrass160.0%
          • IceIce160.0%
          • WaterWater160.0%

          Resistances

          • ElectricElectric39.1%
          • PoisonPoison62.5%
          • RockRock62.5%
          • Arceus (Ground) takes increased damage from Grass, Ice, and Water type moves.
          • Arceus (Ground) takes reduced damage from Electric, Poison, and Rock type moves.
          • Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and best weather for defeating Arceus (Ground)

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Grass134.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water114.0%
          • rainRain
          Ice58.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon22.0%
          • windyWindy
          Bug12.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground8.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Flying6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Steel6.0%
          • snowSnow
          Ghost6.0%
          • fogFog
          Fighting6.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dark4.0%
          • fogFog
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain
          Fairy2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Fire2.0%
          • sunnySunny

          About our ranking methodology

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

          This guide displays a list of best Arceus (Ground) 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.

          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.