Best Mienshao counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Psychic48.5%
          • Flying25.5%
          • Fairy9.5%
          • Dragon3.5%
          • Fighting2.0%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Grass1.0%
          • Steel0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 72.042069.36156.9s142.0
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *64.731177.56367.8s116.2
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 56.131263.79275.5s105.3
          4Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *57.92986.43376.8s102.6
          5Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 50.311504.38281.1s100.0
          6MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *53.031147.64380.4s98.7
          7Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 51.841111.92382.4s96.3
          8Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 49.911126.59384.9s93.6
          9Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *53.07837.14485.0s92.6
          10Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 50.63850.81488.0s89.5
          11Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 43.301550.53292.4s89.3
          12Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 48.62955.29389.1s88.7
          13Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *53.52634.59590.0s88.1
          14Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 55.17558.04691.1s87.9
          15YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *46.451014.54391.7s86.6
          16LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 41.941340.45296.6s84.5
          17Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *41.461349.62297.5s83.8
          18Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 48.97681.83594.6s83.3
          19Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 46.87804.18494.7s83.2
          20Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 46.83792.87495.0s82.9
          21Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 44.68948.67395.8s82.8
          22Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 47.13738.49495.9s82.1
          23Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 46.49777.95496.0s82.1
          24Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 42.491092.81397.9s81.9
          25Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *42.89992.34398.4s80.9
          26LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 41.131100.763100.6s79.9
          27Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 48.13562.616100.4s79.0
          28Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 47.92560.936100.8s78.7
          29MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *43.44815.914100.5s78.5
          30Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 41.67957.953101.4s78.5
          31Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 42.21892.344101.4s78.1
          32MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 39.99933.053105.4s75.5
          33AlakazamAlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *44.06621.775104.9s75.1
          34EspeonEspeonPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 42.71694.235105.0s75.0
          35Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FlyingBrave Bird 40.73792.054106.6s74.1
          36XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 42.81627.335107.0s73.6
          37Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 44.76522.836108.0s73.5
          38HonchkrowHonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 44.43536.816107.8s73.4
          39Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 44.09551.496107.8s73.4
          40LugiaLugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *34.561330.552115.0s72.3
          41Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 36.751035.843111.9s72.2
          42Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFlyingAir Slash FireBlast Burn *39.38769.834110.1s71.8
          43Meloetta (Aria)Meloetta (Aria)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsyshock 37.35925.963111.9s71.4
          44Ho-OhHo-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 37.07934.833112.5s71.1
          45XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 37.48888.004112.3s71.0
          46GalladeGalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 38.61776.584111.8s70.8
          47Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *35.161105.593115.4s70.6
          48ExeggutorExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 40.01664.015111.7s70.5
          49ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 38.22780.154112.7s70.2
          50Tapu LeleTapu LelePsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 38.33767.904112.7s70.2
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          Mienshao type chart

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

          The top-ranked Mienshao counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Rayquaza, and Mega Alakazam. The table also includes Mega Latios, Mewtwo, Mega Gardevoir, and Shadow Latios, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Mienshao 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.