Best Meloetta counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Meloetta 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

          • Dark43.0%
          • Bug25.5%
          • Dragon8.0%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Fighting3.0%
          • Fire3.0%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Ground2.0%
          • Rock2.0%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Fairy1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 31.52829.754131.6s61.0
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 32.88561.116135.1s58.3
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 28.83652.355147.0s54.1
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 27.81512.717157.5s50.1
          5TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 26.93547.726160.0s49.5
          6HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *27.64490.917159.6s49.4
          7PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 31.59281.2812165.2s49.1
          8Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 26.46506.997164.4s48.0
          9Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 24.59661.955168.2s47.8
          10Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse *23.96681.785171.3s47.1
          11Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 30.00281.2112171.2s47.1
          12VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 24.62590.386170.6s46.8
          13Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 26.95386.739170.8s46.1
          14Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 28.59298.8012174.1s45.9
          15Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 28.71290.2412175.0s45.8
          16Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 27.34324.9311176.0s45.0
          17Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 23.97514.486178.2s44.5
          18Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 24.02508.847178.2s44.5
          19DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 25.42404.658177.2s44.4
          20GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 24.06491.237179.0s44.2
          21Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 25.93351.8310179.8s43.9
          22Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 25.63341.7910182.6s43.2
          23Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *21.40684.215189.3s43.1
          24Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *21.02721.124191.2s43.0
          25YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 22.89501.287186.0s42.7
          26Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.97228.2715191.8s42.7
          27Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *25.47327.6010185.3s42.6
          28Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)PoisonPoison Jab DarkDark Pulse 30.14148.4124216.5s41.5
          29Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *24.21331.8410192.1s41.0
          30Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 26.49229.9315198.5s40.9
          31Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 21.09534.256197.6s40.5
          32ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 22.24429.408195.4s40.4
          33VikavoltVikavoltBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 23.10368.599194.9s40.4
          34RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 22.60399.329195.4s40.3
          35Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *21.99440.198196.5s40.3
          36WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 24.61275.5013198.5s40.0
          37Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseDarkBite WaterHydro Cannon *20.50549.916201.8s39.8
          38ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 25.16246.0714201.6s39.8
          39Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 22.32390.059198.2s39.8
          40Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 22.32390.059198.2s39.8
          41Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 22.32390.059198.2s39.8
          42Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 22.32390.059198.2s39.8
          43Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 22.32390.059198.2s39.8
          44YanmegaYanmegaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 22.56368.769198.6s39.6
          45Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonOutrage *22.94340.8710199.2s39.5
          46Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *20.60514.916202.8s39.5
          47Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *19.85544.796207.8s38.8
          48HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.43283.0712204.5s38.7
          49Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 21.51388.809204.4s38.6
          50Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish DarkDark Pulse 21.52385.289204.7s38.5
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          Meloetta type chart

          When fighting Meloetta, 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 in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Meloetta 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 counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Rayquaza, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Tyranitar, Hydreigon, Pheromosa, and Mega Pinsir, 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 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.