Best Venipede counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Venipede 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

          • Fire35.0%
          • Psychic29.0%
          • Rock17.5%
          • Flying15.0%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 83.625840.34045.5s197.6
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *75.722808.21152.7s157.2
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *66.933991.99057.4s153.2
          4Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *64.624547.84058.9s153.0
          5RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 64.423565.52159.9s145.2
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *69.722398.24157.6s142.5
          7Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *61.153573.78162.9s139.3
          8ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *57.964055.62065.7s137.0
          9Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 55.944297.60067.7s134.8
          10MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *62.602747.05162.7s134.5
          11Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 60.803027.71164.0s134.1
          12Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 56.093878.61067.9s132.3
          13HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *49.526244.44075.0s132.1
          14Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 56.923454.09167.4s130.7
          15Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 62.662351.11163.6s130.4
          16Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *55.953604.42068.3s130.1
          17Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *60.332653.70165.1s129.7
          18Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *56.493345.96168.0s129.1
          19Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Blast 49.285307.36075.8s127.3
          20Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 61.622168.52165.1s126.6
          21Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 56.392944.00168.7s125.6
          22Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 59.802263.09166.6s124.7
          23Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *55.932852.32169.4s123.9
          24YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *53.633221.82171.6s122.9
          25Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 52.443464.08172.8s122.5
          26Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *50.793821.56074.6s121.9
          27Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 53.073188.91172.4s121.6
          28ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 52.123410.01173.3s121.5
          29Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *63.541538.89266.0s120.9
          30Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *55.932513.36170.1s120.8
          31Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 60.611821.32167.3s120.5
          32Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 52.553116.65173.1s120.1
          33Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *50.583595.06175.2s120.0
          34MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *50.813483.09175.0s119.6
          35LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 49.623810.88076.3s119.6
          36Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 57.452142.57169.4s119.4
          37Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *54.932543.18171.2s119.3
          38Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 53.682737.17172.3s118.9
          39VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 51.303180.40174.7s118.3
          40Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 51.762797.77174.7s116.1
          41Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 46.614174.11080.7s115.9
          42Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 55.632087.67171.6s115.8
          43Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 52.852530.88173.8s115.6
          44DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 52.852530.88173.8s115.6
          45Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 58.591677.10270.0s115.4
          46Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 47.483783.20079.6s115.3
          47Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 53.102385.88173.8s114.7
          48Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 51.682553.89175.3s113.8
          49Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 47.093628.30080.4s113.6
          50MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 46.653760.59081.0s113.5
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Venipede counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Y Charizard. The table also includes Rayquaza, Mega Alakazam, Shadow Moltres, and Reshiram, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Venipede type chart

          When fighting Venipede, keep in mind the following that Bug and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Poison, Fighting, and Grass type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Venipede Raids

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

          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.