Best Arceus (Normal) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Arceus (Normal) 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

          • Fighting58.0%
          • Dragon7.5%
          • Dark5.5%
          • Psychic4.5%
          • Water4.5%
          • Electric4.5%
          • Ground3.5%
          • Flying2.5%
          • Fire2.5%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *28.59545.476152.3s51.8
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.57590.556155.0s51.2
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 28.99441.388156.8s50.2
          4Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 27.37513.037159.6s49.4
          5Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 29.15370.519162.4s48.7
          6Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 28.23382.129165.2s47.7
          7LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 26.39470.147167.0s47.2
          8Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 26.19442.168170.0s46.3
          9ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 24.87419.638179.1s44.0
          10Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 26.08284.3912188.7s42.2
          11Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 23.42420.448188.0s41.9
          12CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *20.71665.055195.5s41.8
          13Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 23.70391.419188.7s41.7
          14MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 23.87362.559190.5s41.3
          15Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 25.24273.8813195.2s40.8
          16Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *20.41620.075199.6s40.7
          17HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 23.96318.4211195.5s40.4
          18HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 22.89370.559196.1s40.1
          19Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *20.07609.965202.9s40.0
          20VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *21.49456.877199.1s39.8
          21BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 21.80415.368199.8s39.5
          22Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 22.74340.6410200.6s39.2
          23Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 18.57748.854213.1s39.2
          24BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 24.31258.9713203.7s39.2
          25Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 21.90388.159201.5s39.1
          26Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 21.34423.108202.7s39.0
          27PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 25.80193.9018213.8s38.7
          28Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 22.19349.6310203.4s38.7
          29Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 23.57275.4613205.0s38.7
          30RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 21.64361.349206.2s38.2
          31Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugFury Cutter FightingSuperpower 20.93409.328207.2s38.1
          32Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *19.27554.136212.8s38.0
          33Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 22.11308.7111209.4s37.6
          34Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 23.16251.1514212.8s37.4
          35Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap FightingSuperpower 19.95435.168213.5s37.2
          36PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 21.01346.9110212.8s37.0
          37BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 20.72364.409213.3s36.9
          38Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *21.35316.9611214.0s36.8
          39Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 18.99498.537218.5s36.7
          40Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *19.82420.848215.9s36.7
          41Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *19.01494.307218.5s36.7
          42BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 21.79284.0412215.9s36.6
          43MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 19.64420.618217.5s36.5
          44ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 22.68229.9515221.3s36.2
          45Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 19.43417.748219.7s36.1
          46Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 20.38331.7210220.1s35.8
          47Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 20.86292.5212221.8s35.5
          48HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 20.39317.8011221.9s35.5
          49Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 21.12273.7013223.0s35.4
          50Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap FightingDynamic Punch 20.08332.1310222.6s35.4
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Arceus (Normal) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Arceus (Normal) 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 (Normal) counter is Terrakion, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Mega Blaziken, and Keldeo (Ordinary). The table also includes Shadow Machamp, Shadow Hariyama, Lucario, and Mega Alakazam, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Arceus (Normal) type chart

          When fighting Arceus (Normal), keep in mind the following that Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Ghost 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 (Normal) Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • cloudyCloudy
          • windyWindy
          • fogFog
          • windyWindy
          • rainRainy
          • rainRainy
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • sunnySunny
          • snowSnow
          • rainRainy
          • sunnySunny
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • snowSnow
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy

          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.