Best Deino counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Deino 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

          • Fairy35.5%
          • Dragon25.5%
          • Fighting17.5%
          • Ice7.0%
          • Bug6.5%
          • Normal2.5%
          • Ghost2.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Grass0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Steel0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 100.335416.92038.5s224.9
          2Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 89.913604.54044.0s189.7
          3XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 76.425660.54049.7s182.8
          4Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 82.743322.89147.8s174.6
          5Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *84.502478.29148.4s167.2
          6TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 70.764871.21053.8s166.7
          7Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 77.303328.02150.9s165.5
          8GardevoirGardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 74.583524.83152.4s162.7
          9PrimarinaPrimarinaFairyCharm FairyMoonblast 67.914124.57056.5s156.0
          10Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)NormalQuick Attack FairyPlay Rough 65.344678.12058.2s155.2
          11SylveonSylveonFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 64.494597.45059.0s153.1
          12XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 74.292434.79154.4s150.4
          13GranbullGranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 68.493252.56157.0s149.6
          14Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieNormalTackle FairyMoonblast 64.714010.35059.2s149.2
          15Tapu KokoTapu KokoNormalQuick Attack FairyDazzling Gleam 65.353406.94159.3s145.5
          16FlorgesFlorgesFairyFairy Wind FairyMoonblast 60.974354.71062.3s144.8
          17Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 70.042535.74157.1s144.7
          18Ninetales (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconNinetales (Alola Shadow)FairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 65.893160.77159.2s144.2
          19Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *77.921599.13255.2s143.4
          20Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed FairyDazzling Gleam 61.813707.53062.1s141.6
          21Galarian RapidashGalarian RapidashFairyFairy Wind FairyPlay Rough 67.202633.15159.0s141.1
          22Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasFairyCharm DragonOutrage 65.212828.96160.3s139.8
          23Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 65.822684.26160.1s139.3
          24Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *63.663052.50161.3s139.3
          25Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *70.612014.21158.1s139.0
          26Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FairyPlay Rough 69.442026.40159.0s137.3
          27TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *60.413425.79163.8s136.8
          28Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 66.412351.53160.3s136.6
          29Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostHex FairyDazzling Gleam 68.372081.95159.6s136.4
          30Mega AltariaMega Pokémon iconMega AltariaDragonDragon Breath FairyDazzling Gleam 59.223364.72165.1s134.2
          31Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 66.562125.22160.9s134.0
          32ClefableClefableFairyFairy Wind FairyDazzling Gleam 57.943407.13166.4s132.2
          33BearticBearticFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 63.332390.24162.9s132.0
          34Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *56.983512.47167.3s131.3
          35MeowscaradaMeowscaradaFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 62.652280.70163.8s129.6
          36Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 62.592263.04163.9s129.3
          37Meloetta (Aria)Meloetta (Aria)NormalQuick Attack FairyDazzling Gleam 58.642754.65166.6s127.8
          38Galarian WeezingGalarian WeezingFairyFairy Wind FairyPlay Rough 56.783019.52168.2s126.9
          39Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFairyCharm FightingClose Combat 63.091981.35164.3s126.6
          40Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasFairyCharm DragonOutrage 63.231963.89164.3s126.6
          41Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 61.142176.24165.5s125.9
          42Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 56.542819.50168.8s124.7
          43Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 60.692074.58166.3s123.9
          44DonphanDonphanFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 57.942484.07167.9s123.9
          45Alolan NinetalesAlolan NinetalesFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 54.713086.31170.5s123.8
          46GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex FairyDazzling Gleam 55.262895.65170.1s123.1
          47LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 56.922559.39168.9s122.9
          48AlakazamAlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *64.211565.03265.3s122.4
          49RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 59.612014.21167.5s121.4
          50Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 61.921686.16266.7s120.7
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          About the results

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

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

          Deino type chart

          When fighting Deino, keep in mind the following that Dark and Dragon-type Pokémon are weak to Fairy, Bug, Dragon, Fighting, and Ice type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Electric, Fire, Ghost, Grass, Water, 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 Deino Raids

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