Best Shelmet counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shelmet 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

          • Fire44.5%
          • Rock24.0%
          • Flying21.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 60.716144.11061.6s154.8
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *48.864333.81077.0s121.3
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.284909.14079.1s121.2
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 46.703765.15080.9s113.7
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *44.633893.43084.4s110.4
          6Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 44.843467.16184.4s108.2
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 41.094666.68090.7s107.3
          8ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *42.753948.10087.8s107.0
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.882900.11187.0s102.5
          10Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 41.903374.74190.2s102.0
          11Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *41.033487.22191.9s100.9
          12HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *36.525187.690101.3s99.9
          13Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 41.453150.47191.4s99.7
          14Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *41.233139.74191.9s99.2
          15ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 38.524002.47097.0s98.8
          16Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 38.843834.32096.5s98.5
          17Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.803109.64192.9s98.2
          18Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.742746.16193.6s95.6
          19MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *37.193782.390100.6s94.9
          20Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 42.152308.54191.7s94.8
          21YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *39.222976.63196.6s94.3
          22Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 38.672983.55197.9s93.3
          23VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 37.843101.44199.8s92.4
          24Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *40.112464.37195.6s92.3
          25Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *34.894222.790106.6s92.3
          26Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 34.284504.530108.2s92.2
          27Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 34.793863.200107.2s90.4
          28Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 39.572345.14197.1s90.4
          29Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 38.912478.93198.3s90.3
          30DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 38.912478.93198.3s90.3
          31Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 37.812709.431100.5s89.8
          32Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 39.202337.56198.0s89.7
          33Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 35.063557.961106.7s89.5
          34Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 37.562589.161101.4s88.5
          35Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 37.922488.101100.7s88.5
          36BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *36.512828.011103.7s88.1
          37EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 34.993307.021107.2s88.0
          38Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 42.461542.23294.1s87.8
          39Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 38.552103.271100.2s86.6
          40TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 33.873410.491110.5s86.3
          41RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 39.011923.37199.8s85.8
          42Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 38.411969.721101.0s85.2
          43RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *34.253064.641109.8s85.2
          44Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 36.172458.451105.4s85.0
          45EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *34.183059.741110.0s85.0
          46CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *33.993022.951110.7s84.4
          47TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 35.352446.481107.7s83.4
          48Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 31.793621.480117.2s83.1
          49FlareonFlareonFireFire Spin FireOverheat 35.282314.111108.3s82.3
          50InfernapeInfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *33.922675.961111.5s82.2
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          Shelmet type chart

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Shelmet are:

          TypingUsage %

          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.