Best Garbodor counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Garbodor 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

          • Psychic51.5%
          • Ground28.5%
          • Fire5.5%
          • Dragon4.0%
          • Dark3.0%
          • Ghost2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Water1.0%
          • Rock0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *43.392894.87187.9s101.6
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *48.961535.38282.9s98.2
          3Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *44.841312.79291.3s88.7
          4Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 39.111796.172100.1s84.8
          5MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *40.441506.06298.6s84.0
          6Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 36.142173.541106.2s82.8
          7Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 40.381280.082100.4s81.2
          8Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 35.601990.491108.4s80.4
          9Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 38.521336.932104.2s78.9
          10Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *36.311622.762108.0s78.3
          11Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 38.821144.593105.3s76.9
          12Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *32.762135.361116.6s76.3
          13Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 33.821857.891114.2s76.1
          14LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 31.882273.341119.3s75.7
          15Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *40.99838.314105.0s75.4
          16Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 37.421156.373108.7s74.9
          17GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *34.051573.122114.9s73.9
          18Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 34.851379.832113.7s73.3
          19MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 30.082123.501126.5s71.2
          20ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 31.351759.292123.0s70.8
          21Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 36.061017.523114.0s70.8
          22Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 32.341526.782120.7s70.5
          23Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 32.941301.882120.3s69.3
          24Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 37.06809.694114.9s69.1
          25Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 31.881425.742123.0s68.8
          26Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 36.45844.504115.8s68.8
          27Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 32.641278.772121.5s68.5
          28LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 31.931312.682123.7s67.7
          29GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *30.131594.252128.5s67.3
          30Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 31.501270.752125.6s66.5
          31Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 32.261086.403124.8s65.7
          32Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 30.041362.752130.4s65.0
          33AlakazamAlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *33.96825.424123.4s64.7
          34EspeonEspeonPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 32.87919.873125.2s64.4
          35MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 31.091142.373128.4s64.4
          36Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 32.91910.383125.2s64.4
          37Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *29.991269.352131.4s64.0
          38Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory PsychicFuture Sight 27.591718.782138.9s63.7
          39JirachiJirachiPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 26.392039.241143.5s63.7
          40Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 29.581308.242132.7s63.7
          41RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 29.031363.772134.6s63.3
          42Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory GroundEarthquake *28.221474.202137.3s62.8
          43Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 30.951015.143130.5s62.7
          44Meloetta (Aria)Meloetta (Aria)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsyshock 28.641343.632136.4s62.4
          45AzelfAzelfPsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 31.73860.734130.2s61.8
          46Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 28.471300.042137.5s61.7
          47Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 30.40961.653133.4s61.1
          48GalladeGalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.901000.853134.8s60.8
          49Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *27.581369.782141.0s60.8
          50Tapu LeleTapu LelePsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 30.39899.894134.5s60.3
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          Garbodor type chart

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

          The top-ranked Garbodor counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Alakazam, and Mega Latios. The table also includes Mewtwo, Shadow Metagross, Mega Gardevoir, and Mega Rayquaza, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Garbodor 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.