Best Mega X Charizard counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega X Charizard 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

          • Dragon45.5%
          • Rock21.5%
          • Ground20.5%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Dark1.5%
          • Fighting1.5%
          • Ghost1.5%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Flying0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 33.78741.2512315.0s63.0
          2Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *30.75923.219331.6s61.2
          3Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *31.46451.8719365.8s53.8
          4Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *27.67680.6413378.1s52.8
          5Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 29.46527.1417373.8s52.7
          6Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 29.40474.7318381.9s51.5
          7Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 27.83584.5715385.0s51.5
          8Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap RockRock Wrecker *27.61600.1014386.0s51.4
          9Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 27.73583.3515386.3s51.3
          10Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 27.75436.1920406.8s48.4
          11Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.09637.4814415.3s48.2
          12Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 23.68773.2911426.6s47.9
          13RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 26.32450.2719421.9s46.7
          14PalkiaPalkiaDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 24.28582.2615432.5s46.1
          15Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 24.71539.4616431.0s46.0
          16SalamenceSalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *25.76441.8620430.8s45.7
          17ZekromZekromDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 24.63505.6717436.7s45.3
          18ReshiramReshiramDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 23.52598.1715442.9s45.2
          19GarchompGarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 24.18516.0917442.0s44.8
          20HaxorusHaxorusDragonDragon Tail DragonBreaking Swipe *25.79387.1623442.0s44.5
          21Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 24.82446.5420443.2s44.5
          22RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 25.89362.6424446.9s44.1
          23Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 23.77503.5417450.1s44.0
          24DragoniteDragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 24.16465.3819449.9s43.9
          25RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap RockRock Wrecker *22.66587.1515458.5s43.7
          26GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *24.49432.9920450.6s43.7
          27Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 28.72228.7139470.8s43.6
          28Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardDragonDragon Breath *DragonDragon Claw 22.82534.7016461.7s43.1
          29Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 22.16569.3315469.4s42.7
          30Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDragonDragon Tail *DragonOutrage 21.72600.7614474.3s42.5
          31DialgaDialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 23.80400.3022468.1s42.1
          32TyrantrumTyrantrumDragonDragon Tail RockMeteor Beam 22.23505.1117476.1s41.8
          33BaxcaliburBaxcaliburDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 24.58331.7527474.7s41.5
          34LatiosLatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 22.93429.8820476.2s41.4
          35Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardDragonDragon Breath *DragonDragon Claw 22.30467.9919480.5s41.2
          36Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter DragonDragon Claw 25.36279.3232483.7s41.1
          37ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 26.35239.0037492.2s41.1
          38Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 22.65417.8421483.4s40.8
          39Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 25.36263.4834491.5s40.6
          40TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 21.84467.4819489.2s40.5
          41Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 23.70338.6926486.0s40.5
          42Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *23.02366.9024489.2s40.2
          43Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)DragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor *25.31241.5837504.6s39.9
          44Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosDragonDragon Tail *DragonOutrage 22.20399.4622495.6s39.8
          45Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *21.36458.9319499.7s39.7
          46Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *23.80298.9930498.6s39.6
          47Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 22.99331.5627500.0s39.4
          48Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonDragonDragon Tail GroundScorching Sands 23.47299.2330503.7s39.2
          49KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 22.75330.6727504.5s39.0
          50GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *20.83454.4219511.3s38.8
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          Mega X Charizard type chart

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

          The top-ranked Mega X Charizard counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Primal Groudon, Shadow Salamence, and Mega Salamence. The table also includes Shadow Garchomp, Shadow Dragonite, Mega Diancie, and Shadow Rhyperior, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Mega X Charizard 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.