Best Arceus (Psychic) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Arceus (Psychic) 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

          • Dark32.0%
          • Ghost27.0%
          • Bug22.0%
          • Dragon4.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Grass2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 28.831181.683137.1s61.1
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 33.74518.446134.5s58.5
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 29.50787.974140.3s57.3
          4Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 30.37481.687148.4s53.0
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.56591.336155.0s51.2
          6Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 25.94635.655161.4s49.5
          7Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 28.82412.788159.8s49.3
          8TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 24.41775.474166.1s49.1
          9Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *27.10497.207161.8s48.7
          10HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *25.55568.126166.2s47.8
          11Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 22.98821.794174.2s47.4
          12GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 23.32766.724173.1s47.2
          13Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 27.08420.638167.2s47.1
          14PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 30.95226.9415179.8s46.2
          15Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *23.81632.145174.0s46.2
          16Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 25.13492.487172.5s45.8
          17Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 25.71443.688172.5s45.7
          18DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 24.32551.566174.1s45.7
          19Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 26.38393.559173.1s45.5
          20Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 22.27735.934181.2s45.2
          21ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 25.24450.017174.6s45.1
          22Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 26.17360.839177.5s44.4
          23Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 25.27399.679178.5s44.1
          24Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 27.21293.1312181.4s43.9
          25Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 23.08546.556182.3s43.7
          26GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 26.51314.7511181.6s43.6
          27VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 23.70482.177181.8s43.5
          28Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 23.69482.047181.8s43.5
          29Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 23.13522.186183.2s43.4
          30Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 23.41489.687183.2s43.2
          31Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 26.32293.5512185.8s42.8
          32YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 21.26633.735192.1s42.2
          33GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 21.88559.406190.3s42.1
          34Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 25.62298.7612188.7s42.0
          35Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 23.00453.937188.2s42.0
          36Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 23.80394.659187.8s41.9
          37Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 24.34357.1810188.2s41.8
          38Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 23.16423.558189.4s41.6
          39Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 24.72327.9210189.5s41.6
          40MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *22.19485.527191.9s41.4
          41ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 20.33657.965198.9s41.1
          42LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 20.54631.865198.1s41.0
          43Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *20.41621.135199.6s40.7
          44Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *24.17316.8311194.4s40.6
          45WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 22.40414.878195.4s40.4
          46Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 23.43343.1910195.6s40.3
          47Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *20.03627.975202.6s40.2
          48Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 20.59562.816200.4s40.2
          49Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 20.59562.816200.4s40.2
          50Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 20.59562.816200.4s40.2
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Arceus (Psychic) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Arceus (Psychic) 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 (Psychic) counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, and Mega Banette. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Mega Houndoom, Shadow Cursola, and Tyranitar, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Arceus (Psychic) type chart

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

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

          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.