Best Greninja counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Greninja in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Greninja counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best Greninja counters

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          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *47.001331.20385.0s108.4
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 39.261411.013107.8s96.1
          3Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 42.51944.76488.9s92.3
          4ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *37.641306.493104.1s91.4
          5KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 42.78863.305100.9s90.7
          6Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 38.431187.204123.6s90.6
          7Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 41.89852.675101.8s89.0
          8TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *43.32754.96587.1s88.5
          9XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 42.80751.44587.8s87.6
          10Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *36.671179.954128.7s87.3
          11Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 37.971012.124106.6s86.3
          12Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 43.60667.95691.9s86.3
          13Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 41.20779.82594.6s85.9
          14Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *41.85741.54588.6s85.9
          15Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 40.87793.83597.1s85.8
          16ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 34.611307.073113.3s85.8
          17Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 42.41692.23697.9s85.3
          18Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 40.45745.40592.1s83.8
          19Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 43.56587.09794.3s83.5
          20Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 34.541169.614135.4s83.3
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Greninja 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Greninja counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Mega Gardevoir, and Zekrom. The table also includes Kartana, Keldeo (Ordinary), Shadow Raikou, and Terrakion, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Greninja type chart

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


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