The 30 BEST Arceus (Ice) Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

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

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          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MetagrossShadow Metagross
          Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Blast Burn
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega DiancieMega Diancie
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          #6
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *30.24915.13135s60.2
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *33.75538.96134s59.0
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *31.19699.85137s58.4
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 32.66397.89147s54.1
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 28.87566.06151s52.6
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *27.94631.15152s52.4
          7.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *28.49560.16153s52.0
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 24.301021.93163s51.8
          9.Thumbnail image of MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *25.06899.84160s51.7
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.40614.95155s51.4
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *31.40359.310155s51.3
          12.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *27.43581.86156s50.8
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 28.57454.37158s49.9
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *27.30533.56159s49.7
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 27.01555.26160s49.7
          16.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 27.19534.56160s49.6
          17.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 27.19534.56160s49.6
          18.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *23.73888.24168s49.4
          19.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *24.46784.84166s49.3
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 27.48496.07161s49.3
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 28.96385.79162s48.8
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 26.04584.56163s48.8
          23.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 25.38638.35165s48.7
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire+ 25.44619.75165s48.5
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CharizardShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *27.68434.48164s48.2
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 25.47578.06167s47.8
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 27.98396.89165s47.8
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 24.29666.15170s47.4
          29.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 26.28489.27167s47.4
          30.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 26.19467.67169s46.9
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Arceus (Ice) 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 (Ice) CP range from Raids

          Arceus (Ice) 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 Snow weather boost

          Arceus (Ice) weaknesses

          Arceus (Ice) type chart

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

          Takes increased damage
          FightingFighting160.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          SteelSteel160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          IceIce62.5%

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

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

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire140.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting102.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Steel74.0%
          • snowSnow
          Rock58.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Water6.0%
          • rainRain
          Dragon4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying2.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

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