Best Maractus counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Maractus 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

          • Fire39.5%
          • Flying19.0%
          • Bug15.0%
          • Poison10.0%
          • Ice10.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 67.013474.10157.9s149.0
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *51.822249.50175.9s111.1
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 51.812112.10176.3s109.7
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *55.291357.76275.7s105.5
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *49.411746.09281.1s101.6
          6ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *46.072180.01184.8s100.5
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 44.422097.81187.9s96.9
          8Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *44.761951.09187.8s96.1
          9Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 47.021371.82287.1s93.0
          10Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 45.701439.54288.8s91.8
          11HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *39.902436.00196.1s91.7
          12YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *43.241701.79291.7s90.9
          13Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.73897.19487.0s90.6
          14Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *45.201390.73290.0s90.3
          15Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 47.031154.68389.0s89.8
          16Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 44.831352.40291.0s89.2
          17Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 48.63891.97490.2s87.5
          18MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *40.921713.95296.4s87.1
          19Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 43.181329.90294.2s86.3
          20Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 50.57715.24591.3s86.3
          21Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *44.841078.31393.6s85.2
          22Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 45.87971.62393.3s84.9
          23Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 41.441432.89296.9s84.8
          24Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 37.302149.611103.2s84.8
          25VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 41.011425.51297.9s84.0
          26Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.81849.02493.9s84.0
          27Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 36.982062.271104.3s83.5
          28Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *39.891490.98299.9s82.9
          29Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 40.401392.71299.4s82.6
          30Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 36.991868.581105.0s81.8
          31Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 40.631270.29299.9s81.5
          32NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 39.381431.022101.5s81.4
          33Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 42.141079.53398.8s81.1
          34Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 42.471046.30398.5s81.1
          35DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 42.471046.30398.5s81.1
          36PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 50.64523.59698.6s81.1
          37Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 43.74924.97397.9s81.0
          38Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 42.47990.75399.3s80.2
          39Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 45.62748.58498.2s80.2
          40ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 41.171083.133100.7s79.7
          41BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 39.091322.582103.0s79.7
          42EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 38.021424.112104.8s79.1
          43Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 38.571251.622104.8s77.9
          44Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 41.95891.014102.0s77.7
          45CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *37.421365.142106.8s77.4
          46DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.831169.003105.0s77.3
          47Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 42.96782.694102.2s77.2
          48Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *34.951747.792111.2s77.1
          49BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *41.67878.404102.8s77.1
          50VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 36.341468.682108.9s76.8
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          Maractus type chart

          When fighting Maractus, keep in mind the following that Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, 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 Maractus in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Maractus down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Maractus 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.