Best Rufflet counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Rufflet in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Rufflet counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Highest DPS

          Highest TDO

          Best Rufflet counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *58.012925.582100.9s154.6
          2Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 62.612315.49274.0s154.4
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 53.353565.752133.7s152.5
          4Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 56.342954.532104.9s151.6
          5Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 58.842295.66278.0s147.1
          6ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *55.362705.25297.7s146.4
          7Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 58.972131.08272.3s144.6
          8XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 59.852020.53267.5s144.3
          9Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 60.961800.28259.1s142.1
          10Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 58.412025.74269.4s141.7
          11Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 52.292557.06297.8s138.3
          12Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 57.921878.13264.9s138.2
          13Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 54.792167.88279.1s137.4
          14Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 53.042354.95288.8s136.9
          15Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 48.433054.272126.1s136.5
          16Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 60.311503.75374.8s134.8
          17Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 51.172442.06295.5s134.5
          18RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *47.992858.442119.1s133.3
          19Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 56.971694.54389.2s133.0
          20MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 46.882881.762122.9s131.3
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Rufflet 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Rufflet counter is Shadow Rhyperior, followed by Mega Diancie, Mega Tyranitar, and Shadow Magnezone. The table also includes Shadow Raikou, Zekrom, Mega Manectric, and Xurkitree, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Rufflet type chart

          When fighting Rufflet, keep in mind the following that Normal and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Grass, Ghost, and Ground type moves.


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