Best Vullaby counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Vullaby 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

          • Electric33.5%
          • Rock25.5%
          • Ice17.5%
          • Fairy12.5%
          • Dragon2.5%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Water1.5%
          • Fighting1.5%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 45.492172.85185.8s99.5
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 38.863337.57197.0s95.8
          3Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 44.831668.74288.9s93.2
          4Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *42.631946.49191.8s92.4
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 41.791899.28193.7s90.4
          6Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 43.091679.27292.1s90.4
          7XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 43.791476.65292.0s89.2
          8Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 43.061554.29292.9s88.9
          9ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *40.491975.81196.2s88.9
          10Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 44.631316.68291.6s88.4
          11Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 38.552229.40199.8s87.7
          12Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 42.071566.84294.8s87.4
          13Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 41.731610.85295.2s87.4
          14Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 39.871805.76198.3s86.2
          15Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 43.281287.31294.4s85.9
          16Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 41.691238.95298.0s82.7
          17Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 39.851427.412100.4s82.1
          18Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 40.911268.65299.4s81.9
          19Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 37.351780.412104.5s81.6
          20Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 38.441579.342102.8s81.5
          21RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 40.391201.722101.1s80.2
          22RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *35.261904.081109.7s79.1
          23Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 40.401105.453102.1s78.8
          24RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 35.781648.252109.4s77.6
          25Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 35.581663.212109.8s77.5
          26TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 35.901522.572109.7s76.6
          27TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 34.831687.972111.9s76.4
          28XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 33.951857.571113.8s76.3
          29BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 36.561383.442108.9s76.2
          30Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 40.46920.503104.6s76.0
          31ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 37.021293.722108.4s75.9
          32Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 38.741071.143106.4s75.7
          33TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 32.162186.531118.5s75.6
          34ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 34.941539.372112.4s75.1
          35MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 34.701579.522112.9s75.1
          36Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 37.511133.043108.7s74.7
          37Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 33.241792.072116.4s74.5
          38Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch FairyDazzling Gleam 34.041615.242114.7s74.3
          39Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 38.47972.143108.4s73.9
          40Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 37.261093.573109.8s73.8
          41GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *33.941539.312115.4s73.4
          42MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 35.651260.202112.4s73.3
          43Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 36.141148.973112.1s72.7
          44Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *38.09866.894111.1s71.6
          45Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *34.911176.243115.4s71.1
          46LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 34.551216.802116.0s71.0
          47Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 34.141244.572117.0s70.6
          48Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)NormalQuick Attack FairyPlay Rough 31.461675.362123.0s70.3
          49Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 35.691024.583114.9s70.3
          50WeavileWeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 33.901243.822117.8s70.2
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Vullaby counter is Mega Diancie, followed by Mega Tyranitar, Mega Gardevoir, and Shadow Rhyperior. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Raikou, Xurkitree, and Mega Manectric, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Vullaby type chart

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


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

          Best move-types and weather for Vullaby Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • rainRainy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • snowSnow
          • cloudyCloudy
          • windyWindy
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • rainRainy
          • cloudyCloudy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • windyWindy
          • cloudyCloudy

          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.