Best Zweilous counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Zweilous 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%
          • Dragon24.5%
          • Fighting17.5%
          • Bug7.5%
          • Ice7.0%
          • 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 73.192839.14154.3s153.4
          2Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 65.881881.77162.3s129.7
          3XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 55.403048.11169.7s124.7
          4Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 60.831796.77267.2s120.6
          5Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *62.621278.31268.8s115.1
          6TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 51.592648.04175.2s114.5
          7Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 56.901776.17271.4s114.1
          8GardevoirGardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 54.541844.36173.8s111.1
          9Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)NormalQuick Attack FairyPlay Rough 47.952565.80180.7s107.3
          10PrimarinaPrimarinaFairyCharm FairyMoonblast 49.192221.91179.7s106.3
          11XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 55.671308.78275.7s105.3
          12SylveonSylveonFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 47.072498.61182.2s105.2
          13GranbullGranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 50.241760.17279.8s103.1
          14Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieNormalTackle FairyMoonblast 46.982130.26183.4s101.6
          15Tapu KokoTapu KokoNormalQuick Attack FairyDazzling Gleam 48.071860.46182.6s100.7
          16Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 51.711343.95280.3s99.8
          17Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *58.36828.44479.1s99.6
          18Ninetales (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconNinetales (Alola Shadow)FairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 48.151710.23283.2s99.1
          19FlorgesFlorgesFairyFairy Wind FairyMoonblast 44.172359.75187.6s98.8
          20Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed FairyDazzling Gleam 45.352028.14186.5s97.8
          21Galarian RapidashGalarian RapidashFairyFairy Wind FairyPlay Rough 49.271375.96283.5s96.5
          22Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *52.381077.49382.1s96.4
          23Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FairyPlay Rough 52.121088.43382.3s96.3
          24Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *46.751629.96285.8s95.8
          25Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 47.791444.29285.3s95.2
          26Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasFairyCharm DragonOutrage 47.611460.04285.5s95.1
          27Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 49.181257.65284.6s94.7
          28TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.471842.52188.8s94.5
          29Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostHex FairyDazzling Gleam 51.061043.98384.3s93.9
          30Mega AltariaMega Pokémon iconMega AltariaDragonDragon Breath FairyDazzling Gleam 43.731851.82190.1s93.3
          31Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 49.201134.98385.9s92.7
          32BearticBearticFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 46.781267.71288.3s91.1
          33ClefableClefableFairyFairy Wind FairyDazzling Gleam 42.411847.51192.7s91.0
          34Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 46.561185.59389.5s89.5
          35Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *41.491855.76194.5s89.5
          36MeowscaradaMeowscaradaFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 46.021239.73289.9s89.5
          37Meloetta (Aria)Meloetta (Aria)NormalQuick Attack FairyDazzling Gleam 43.711431.62292.4s88.5
          38Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.121185.89391.9s87.3
          39Galarian WeezingGalarian WeezingFairyFairy Wind FairyPlay Rough 41.451639.69295.6s87.2
          40Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.961554.41295.1s87.1
          41Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasFairyCharm DragonOutrage 46.371011.36391.9s86.4
          42Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 45.291108.09392.5s86.4
          43Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFairyCharm FightingClose Combat 45.761032.43392.6s85.8
          44DonphanDonphanFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 42.651316.92295.3s85.3
          45Alolan NinetalesAlolan NinetalesFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 39.941674.93298.7s85.0
          46LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 41.911363.72296.5s84.7
          47AlakazamAlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *47.86809.13493.0s84.7
          48GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex FairyDazzling Gleam 41.161417.30297.6s84.2
          49Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 46.40885.62493.8s84.1
          50RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 44.051075.94395.1s84.0
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          Zweilous type chart

          When fighting Zweilous, 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.

          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Zweilous 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.

          The most effective move-types to use against Zweilous 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.