Best Arceus (Ice) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Fire35.5%
          • Fighting25.0%
          • Rock17.0%
          • Steel16.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *30.24915.143134.8s60.2
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *33.75538.876133.4s59.0
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *31.19699.805136.0s58.4
          4Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 28.87565.976150.2s52.6
          5Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *27.94631.075151.7s52.4
          6TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *28.49560.096152.1s52.0
          7Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 24.301021.943162.3s51.8
          8MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *25.06899.854159.6s51.7
          9Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.40614.905154.8s51.4
          10Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *31.40359.3010154.7s51.3
          11ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *27.43581.756156.0s50.8
          12Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *27.30533.476158.9s49.7
          13Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 27.01555.256159.2s49.7
          14Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 27.19534.466159.4s49.6
          15HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *23.73888.234167.9s49.4
          16Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *24.46784.834165.5s49.3
          17Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 27.48495.997160.1s49.3
          18Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 28.96385.699161.6s48.8
          19Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 25.38638.305164.4s48.7
          20Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *27.68434.458163.2s48.2
          21Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 25.47578.016166.2s47.8
          22Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 27.98396.819165.0s47.8
          23Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 24.29666.095169.8s47.4
          24LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 26.28489.227166.4s47.4
          25Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 26.19467.657168.2s46.9
          26Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.49334.6210169.4s46.8
          27Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *26.85421.528168.2s46.8
          28Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *24.08586.596174.0s45.9
          29RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 26.64387.729172.3s45.7
          30Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 21.18937.413185.3s45.6
          31DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 22.56696.765180.3s45.1
          32Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 25.35423.658176.0s44.7
          33MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *21.12858.554187.2s44.7
          34Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 22.26691.975182.5s44.6
          35RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *22.91616.995180.5s44.6
          36VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 23.88512.547178.8s44.3
          37Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 21.57747.134186.2s44.2
          38ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 24.74437.058178.5s44.2
          39Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FireFlamethrower 24.35462.407179.0s44.1
          40Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 25.45387.499178.6s44.1
          41Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 25.14403.068178.9s44.0
          42DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 25.14403.068178.9s44.0
          43EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FireBlast Burn *25.09392.429180.2s43.7
          44BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *25.65350.7810181.4s43.5
          45Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 24.70401.138181.7s43.3
          46ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 23.92453.237182.3s43.3
          47VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 21.97617.885187.1s43.1
          48EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 22.48551.256186.3s42.9
          49JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 20.37796.724194.8s42.8
          50DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *23.10483.037185.7s42.7
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          About the results

          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.

          The top-ranked Arceus (Ice) counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Mega Blaziken, Mega Y Charizard, and Mega Diancie. The table also includes Shadow Rhyperior, Terrakion, Mega Tyranitar, and Metagross, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Arceus (Ice) type chart

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


          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
          • sunnySunny
          • cloudyCloudy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • snowSnow
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • rainRainy
          • rainRainy
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • fogFog
          • rainRainy

          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.