Best Talonflame counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Talonflame 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

          • Rock51.0%
          • Electric19.5%
          • Water18.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Ice1.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Dark1.0%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 66.332036.91161.3s132.5
          2Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *62.102481.50163.8s130.9
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 56.333332.09168.2s128.7
          4Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 57.692300.19168.7s121.6
          5Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 56.082179.61170.8s117.6
          6RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 58.851524.11270.6s113.6
          7RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *51.232430.24176.2s111.9
          8TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 51.522273.79176.2s110.8
          9Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 51.491789.31278.0s105.5
          10Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 54.421434.12276.2s105.4
          11Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *50.041837.49179.8s103.7
          12TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 51.241652.74279.0s103.4
          13GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *49.011954.71180.8s103.3
          14Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 48.951945.71181.0s103.1
          15TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 46.642150.31183.9s101.2
          16Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *45.982177.66184.9s100.4
          17Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 49.161569.65282.4s99.0
          18Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 45.811782.49286.7s96.0
          19Shadow RegirockShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 42.041983.70192.9s91.7
          20AggronAggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 42.901765.44292.1s91.0
          21AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 44.741488.60290.1s90.9
          22AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 45.051411.43290.1s90.4
          23Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch RockPower Gem 41.851872.63193.7s90.3
          24Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 44.101523.68291.1s90.2
          25OmastarOmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *41.591807.12194.5s89.2
          26Alolan GolemAlolan GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 40.841921.42195.6s89.0
          27Lycanroc (Dusk)Lycanroc (Dusk)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 45.241207.26291.5s87.8
          28Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *41.501688.75295.3s87.8
          29LycanrocLycanrocRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 44.701200.23292.5s86.9
          30Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)RockRock Throw RockRock Slide 44.721156.51393.0s86.3
          31GolemGolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 40.991553.14297.1s85.5
          32Lycanroc (Midnight)Lycanroc (Midnight)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 42.521331.48295.5s85.3
          33ArcheopsArcheopsFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 43.491160.58395.2s84.4
          34NihilegoNihilegoPoisonAcid RockRock Slide 38.311900.361101.5s84.4
          35Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *RockAncient Power 41.991151.30398.2s82.0
          36Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang RockWeather Ball 42.251105.33398.2s81.7
          37Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineDarkSnarl RockRock Slide 37.461699.142104.6s81.0
          38Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *38.561428.152103.5s80.0
          39ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *36.791686.832106.4s79.8
          40Shadow KabutopsShadow Pokémon iconShadow KabutopsWaterWaterfall RockAncient Power 39.771241.452102.1s79.7
          41RegirockRegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 35.121956.141109.9s79.2
          42DiancieDiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 38.261389.802104.4s79.1
          43Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 39.931146.903102.7s78.7
          44XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 40.661007.963102.8s77.8
          45KleavorKleavorNormalQuick Attack RockRock Slide 41.89861.964102.6s77.1
          46Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 41.44897.094102.9s77.1
          47Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 39.621057.233104.5s76.9
          48Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 42.07820.074103.1s76.6
          49Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 39.181052.913105.6s76.2
          50Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *38.621089.353106.4s75.8
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          Talonflame type chart

          When fighting Talonflame, keep in mind the following that Fire and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Rock, Electric, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Ground, Steel, Bug, and Grass 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 Talonflame in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Talonflame down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Talonflame counter is Mega Diancie, followed by Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Tyranitar, and Mega Aerodactyl. The table also includes Shadow Tyranitar, Rampardos, Rhyperior, and Tyrantrum, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Talonflame 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.