Best Gothorita counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Gothorita 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

          • Dark34.0%
          • Ghost26.0%
          • Bug20.0%
          • Water3.5%
          • Dragon3.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Grass2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.694583.08091.6s106.1
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.643113.88193.2s97.9
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 49.53899.46488.7s88.9
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 37.302478.211102.3s87.3
          5TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.913043.641110.9s84.4
          6Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 38.191857.501102.0s83.8
          7Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 43.801060.92395.8s83.4
          8HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *34.652588.281109.4s83.0
          9Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 32.893125.301114.1s82.8
          10Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 38.671567.322102.3s81.8
          11DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 35.062259.391109.1s81.5
          12Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 37.671642.202104.3s80.8
          13Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 32.482846.071115.9s80.4
          14Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *36.771576.782107.0s78.6
          15Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 41.76914.373102.0s77.9
          16Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 35.621575.052110.2s76.7
          17Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.081482.862109.5s76.5
          18GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 34.001809.441113.8s76.0
          19Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 36.081435.042109.8s76.0
          20YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 30.382586.331124.1s74.8
          21Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *34.141599.322114.5s74.3
          22Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.061245.982111.4s73.8
          23Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 36.071168.613112.1s72.8
          24Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 33.071636.822117.6s72.8
          25Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 33.671512.242116.4s72.7
          26Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 32.051790.082120.4s72.4
          27WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 31.821821.061121.0s72.2
          28ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 28.722622.741130.8s71.7
          29ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 36.84958.583112.7s71.2
          30GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 28.432542.121132.3s70.7
          31PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 44.39418.438115.5s69.7
          32ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.801339.782120.5s69.5
          33Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.381404.572121.4s69.4
          34VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 34.061108.413118.7s68.9
          35Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 33.341200.522120.0s68.8
          36BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 28.062336.411134.5s68.7
          37Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 38.68640.135115.6s68.1
          38MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *30.461545.652127.5s67.4
          39Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 32.341167.523123.6s66.8
          40Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 35.26790.584120.3s66.1
          41HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 29.661547.322130.7s66.0
          42LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 28.061903.561135.9s65.9
          43GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 38.68543.486119.6s65.9
          44HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.971459.122130.0s65.8
          45Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 35.02775.164121.4s65.4
          46Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 33.14928.233124.1s65.0
          47Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *27.391940.091138.8s64.9
          48Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 37.93542.356121.5s64.9
          49Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 31.591107.163127.0s64.8
          50Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *29.581428.402131.8s64.8
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Gothorita counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Tyranitar, Shadow Weavile, Mega Banette, and Hydreigon, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Gothorita type chart

          When fighting Gothorita, keep in mind the following that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, and Psychic type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Gothorita Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • fogFog
          • fogFog
          • rainRainy
          • rainRainy
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • sunnySunny
          • rainRainy
          • snowSnow
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • sunnySunny
          • cloudyCloudy

          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.