Best Arceus (Water) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Arceus (Water) 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

          • Grass42.5%
          • Electric38.0%
          • Bug4.0%
          • Psychic3.5%
          • Dragon3.0%
          • Dark3.0%
          • Normal2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *31.63491.867143.1s55.0
          2KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 28.35612.705150.5s52.7
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.40614.905154.8s51.4
          4Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 28.15543.296154.4s51.2
          5Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 26.36671.075158.0s50.7
          6XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 28.72477.837155.5s50.6
          7Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 29.30425.308156.7s50.2
          8Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 27.49505.937159.4s49.5
          9Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 27.51493.927160.0s49.3
          10Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 25.82534.496166.4s47.6
          11ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 23.44777.474172.1s47.6
          12ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *25.48540.356167.9s47.2
          13Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 27.46400.998167.0s47.2
          14Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *25.33550.276168.3s47.1
          15Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 23.32748.144173.6s47.0
          16Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *27.61379.239168.4s46.8
          17Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 25.63486.817170.0s46.4
          18Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 25.40483.037171.6s46.0
          19Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *25.37473.437172.3s45.8
          20Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 25.59453.987172.4s45.7
          21Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *26.43379.589174.1s45.2
          22RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 23.24534.466181.9s43.8
          23MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 21.91662.115186.1s43.6
          24Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 23.99463.877181.1s43.6
          25Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 26.46294.0212185.0s43.0
          26ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 24.13417.978183.6s42.9
          27Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 23.05476.547186.4s42.5
          28Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 25.51315.4711186.8s42.3
          29ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 22.70498.117187.5s42.3
          30MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 22.93449.968189.0s41.8
          31Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 24.22357.5510188.9s41.7
          32Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 22.21501.107190.8s41.7
          33Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 23.67379.579190.0s41.4
          34Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 25.67272.9913193.0s41.3
          35Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 23.90359.2110190.7s41.3
          36Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 22.06490.727192.5s41.3
          37Shadow MagnetonShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnetonElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 22.83398.579193.8s40.7
          38Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 22.97383.899194.2s40.5
          39RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 23.75331.1010195.1s40.4
          40Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch GrassGrass Knot 24.42295.8312196.1s40.4
          41LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 22.58393.529196.0s40.2
          42ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *21.96430.628197.4s40.0
          43SceptileSceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *22.74372.639197.0s40.0
          44Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 20.76530.006200.6s39.9
          45Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSeed Bomb 23.62319.1611197.5s39.9
          46Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *22.32394.359197.8s39.8
          47MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 21.12478.227200.6s39.6
          48Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 21.46439.858200.5s39.5
          49Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 18.52779.014212.9s39.5
          50VikavoltVikavoltElectricSpark ElectricDischarge 22.20379.819200.1s39.4
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          Arceus (Water) type chart

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


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

          About the results

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Arceus (Water) are:

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          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.