Mienshao Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Mienshao 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Mienshao Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Mewtwo, Rayquaza, Mega Alakazam, Mega Latios, Mewtwo, and Mega Gardevoir. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Mienshao in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MewtwoShadow Mewtwo
          Confusion / Psystrike
          #2
          Official artwork of RayquazaRayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AlakazamMega Alakazam
          Confusion / Psychic
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega LatiosMega Latios
          Zen Headbutt / Psychic
          #5
          Official artwork of MewtwoMewtwo
          Confusion / Psystrike
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GardevoirMega Gardevoir
          Confusion / Psychic
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 72.042069.4157s142.0
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *64.731177.6368s116.2
          3.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 56.131263.8276s105.3
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *57.92986.4377s102.6
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 50.311504.4282s100.0
          6.Thumbnail image of MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *53.031147.6381s98.7
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 51.841111.9383s96.3
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 49.911126.6385s93.6
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *53.07837.1486s92.6
          10.Thumbnail image of Hoopa UnboundHoopa UnboundPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 50.63850.8489s89.5
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 43.301550.5293s89.3
          12.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme EnamorusIncarnate Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FlyingFly 50.84814.1489s88.9
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 48.62955.3390s88.7
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow StaraptorShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingFly 53.99632.0590s88.6
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AlakazamShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *53.52634.6590s88.1
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HonchkrowShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 55.17558.0692s87.9
          17.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *46.451014.5392s86.6
          18.Thumbnail image of LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 41.941340.4297s84.5
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LugiaShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *41.461349.6298s83.8
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 48.97681.8595s83.3
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 46.87804.2495s83.2
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GalladeShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 46.83792.9496s82.9
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 44.68948.7396s82.8
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 44.68948.7396s82.8
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GardevoirShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 47.13738.5496s82.1
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 46.49778.0496s82.1
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiasShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 42.491092.8398s81.9
          28.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme EnamorusTherian Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FlyingFly 44.81866.8497s81.5
          29.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *42.89992.3399s80.9
          30.Thumbnail image of LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 41.131100.83101s79.9
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Mienshao in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Mienshao CP range from Raids

          Mienshao can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1472 CP to 1548 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1840 CP to 1936 CP with Cloudy weather boost

          Mienshao weaknesses

          Mienshao type chart

          When fighting Mienshao, keep in mind the that Fighting-type Pokémon are weak to Fairy, Flying, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dark, and Rock type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FairyFairy160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          PsychicPsychic160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          BugBug62.5%
          DarkDark62.5%
          RockRock62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Mienshao Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Psychic190.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying112.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fairy32.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dragon18.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric8.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire8.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Ghost6.0%
          • fogFog
          Fighting6.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Normal6.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ground6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Grass2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Steel2.0%
          • snowSnow

          About our ranking methodology

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

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.