Best Watchog counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Watchog 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

          • Fighting59.5%
          • Dragon7.5%
          • Dark5.5%
          • Fire5.5%
          • Psychic4.5%
          • Flying3.0%
          • Ground3.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 46.541484.48287.1s93.7
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 41.821882.21193.7s90.3
          3TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.181382.44291.9s88.6
          4Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.251068.54394.8s84.2
          5Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.911187.66398.0s82.4
          6LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 41.091207.61299.5s81.4
          7Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.551075.153100.0s80.2
          8Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 41.66962.433101.4s78.5
          9Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 42.47880.704101.1s78.3
          10ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 37.981211.712106.7s76.5
          11Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 38.551118.903106.2s76.1
          12Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 40.38830.414106.5s74.3
          13PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 41.05693.585108.5s72.6
          14Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 34.561346.022114.9s72.5
          15CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *32.461693.142119.4s72.3
          16MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 36.551049.333112.2s72.0
          17BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 33.621405.892117.3s71.5
          18VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *32.691486.162119.8s70.7
          19Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 37.51830.164113.3s70.1
          20BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 37.06859.144113.9s69.9
          21HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 35.151034.313116.4s69.6
          22Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *32.231382.022122.1s68.9
          23Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 33.351166.053120.3s68.4
          24HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 34.111051.893119.2s68.2
          25BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 34.79955.373118.5s67.9
          26Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 33.391116.023120.7s67.9
          27Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 36.82759.134116.7s67.8
          28Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugFury Cutter FightingSuperpower 32.311174.323123.7s66.8
          29Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *32.241171.553124.0s66.7
          30RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 32.401145.883123.7s66.6
          31Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 35.35803.934119.8s66.4
          32HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 32.221105.953124.8s65.8
          33Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 38.18550.456120.5s65.4
          34Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 32.87983.983124.1s65.3
          35Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 35.00766.934121.6s65.3
          36PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 32.351009.743125.5s64.8
          37ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 33.17905.243124.4s64.7
          38Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *30.961167.113128.6s64.5
          39Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 33.75824.514124.1s64.3
          40Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *32.17989.583126.5s64.3
          41EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 31.931005.763127.0s64.1
          42Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 29.401303.912133.5s63.3
          43BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 31.30977.673129.7s62.7
          44SneaslerSneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 31.23963.603130.2s62.5
          45Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 28.241414.052137.7s62.3
          46Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *31.18931.743130.9s61.9
          47Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *31.03937.243131.4s61.8
          48Shadow HitmonleeShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonleeFightingDouble Kick FightingClose Combat 34.23633.895127.9s61.7
          49Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 32.50769.134129.5s61.6
          50Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 30.091009.113133.9s61.2
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          Watchog type chart

          When fighting Watchog, 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.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Watchog in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Watchog down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Watchog counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Terrakion, and Shadow Machamp. The table also includes Keldeo (Ordinary), Lucario, Shadow Hariyama, and Shadow Blaziken, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Watchog 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.