Best Meloetta (Aria) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Meloetta (Aria) 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

          • Dark42.0%
          • Bug24.5%
          • Dragon8.0%
          • Electric4.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Fire3.0%
          • Ground2.5%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Grass2.0%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Rock2.0%
          • Fighting1.5%
          • Fairy1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 30.311241.442130.4s64.2
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 31.04825.584133.4s60.2
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 28.70674.275146.8s54.3
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 27.32662.725153.5s52.0
          5TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 25.66812.834158.0s51.6
          6HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *26.96581.516158.3s50.1
          7Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 28.54437.028159.1s49.5
          8PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 32.78232.1315171.8s48.6
          9Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 24.51690.055167.7s48.1
          10Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 26.49499.467164.7s47.9
          11Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 23.38778.024172.5s47.5
          12Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.95381.749166.5s47.3
          13Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 26.63415.858169.8s46.4
          14VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 24.75551.806171.6s46.3
          15DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 25.00520.656171.7s46.1
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 28.27318.5211172.6s46.0
          17Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 24.59516.146174.3s45.5
          18Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 27.34340.4710174.0s45.4
          19Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 23.76549.976177.7s44.8
          20Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *21.29801.394187.1s44.3
          21GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 23.17573.096180.5s44.3
          22Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse *24.50453.087178.7s44.1
          23Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 25.83363.919178.9s44.0
          24Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.19289.8612182.1s43.8
          25YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 22.68556.246184.6s43.3
          26ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 21.38684.895189.4s43.1
          27Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *25.53321.1611185.9s42.5
          28WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 23.60431.188186.0s42.4
          29Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *23.66426.488185.9s42.4
          30Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 24.69356.8510186.1s42.3
          31Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 21.62593.886190.8s42.2
          32Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 21.62593.886190.8s42.2
          33Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 21.62593.886190.8s42.2
          34Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 21.62593.886190.8s42.2
          35Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 21.62593.886190.8s42.2
          36Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *21.18598.176194.0s41.6
          37Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)PoisonPoison Jab DarkDark Pulse 29.80154.1123214.3s41.5
          38ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 24.55313.7711192.5s41.0
          39VikavoltVikavoltBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 22.87406.048192.8s40.9
          40Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 21.07555.506196.7s40.8
          41Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *20.14636.235201.4s40.5
          42RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 22.49411.718195.1s40.4
          43Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 22.91351.9810198.1s39.7
          44HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 22.01410.218198.7s39.7
          45EscavalierEscavalierBugBug Bite BugMegahorn 20.59529.846202.0s39.7
          46Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 24.16281.4212200.2s39.6
          47YanmegaYanmegaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 22.61361.839199.0s39.6
          48Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 21.22449.368201.7s39.3
          49ScizorScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 20.51512.837203.6s39.3
          50BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 20.42513.317204.3s39.2
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          Meloetta (Aria) type chart

          When fighting Meloetta (Aria), keep in mind the following that Normal and Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, and Dark type moves. They take reduced damage from Ghost, 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 Meloetta (Aria) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Meloetta (Aria) down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Meloetta (Aria) counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Rayquaza, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Tyranitar, Hydreigon, Shadow Weavile, and Pheromosa, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Meloetta (Aria) 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.