Best Deerling (Winter) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Deerling (Winter) 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

          • Fire33.0%
          • Fighting18.0%
          • Flying16.0%
          • Bug13.5%
          • Ice9.0%
          • Poison5.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 82.366603.80045.9s200.2
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *67.983133.79157.6s147.6
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 63.394035.38060.4s147.0
          4Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *64.523612.43059.8s145.7
          5ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *57.344789.71065.8s140.6
          6Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *55.204244.28068.6s133.1
          7Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *61.242815.71163.9s132.9
          8Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 55.643394.09168.9s127.9
          9Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 56.622910.35168.5s125.7
          10Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *61.502069.68165.5s125.2
          11Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 57.352546.33168.4s123.5
          12HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *49.663963.66076.1s120.6
          13YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *53.402916.68172.4s120.0
          14Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 56.072350.94170.3s119.4
          15TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *58.641920.86168.9s118.7
          16VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 50.993305.04175.0s118.7
          17Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.022244.97170.7s118.2
          18Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch PoisonSludge Bomb 53.942579.06172.3s118.0
          19Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 53.262646.14173.0s117.4
          20Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 57.951791.52270.2s115.9
          21Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 46.654117.92080.7s115.7
          22Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *54.842151.05172.3s115.2
          23Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 56.651886.86171.2s115.1
          24Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.151933.81171.6s114.8
          25Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FlyingBrave Bird 52.432480.35174.5s114.4
          26Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 51.072718.17175.8s114.2
          27MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *50.802755.62176.1s114.0
          28Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 57.201698.78271.4s113.5
          29Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 58.321560.26271.0s113.3
          30Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 50.432736.45176.7s113.2
          31Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 58.671515.34270.9s113.1
          32LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 53.862097.75173.7s112.9
          33Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *47.913286.38179.5s112.8
          34PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 58.641421.77271.5s111.6
          35ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 51.692296.53175.9s111.4
          36Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 52.592125.61175.2s111.1
          37DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 52.592125.61175.2s111.1
          38Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 46.333318.46182.0s110.1
          39Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 52.692005.42175.5s110.0
          40Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 45.683454.81183.0s109.7
          41Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 51.572157.08176.5s109.7
          42Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 55.491617.27273.8s109.7
          43Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 53.951792.41274.8s109.5
          44Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FlyingBrave Bird 56.591488.09273.3s109.5
          45BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 47.592913.42180.6s109.5
          46NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 48.222676.16180.0s108.7
          47EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 47.172863.79181.3s108.3
          48Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 54.931523.11275.0s107.5
          49BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *50.922029.05177.8s107.3
          50Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 51.421947.86177.4s107.2
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          About the results

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

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

          Deerling (Winter) type chart

          When fighting Deerling (Winter), keep in mind the following that Normal and Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, Water, and Ghost type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Deerling (Winter) Raids

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

          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.