Best Furfrou (Matron) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Furfrou (Matron) 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

          • Fighting60.0%
          • Dragon8.0%
          • Dark5.5%
          • Psychic4.5%
          • Fire3.5%
          • Water3.0%
          • Ground3.0%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Flying2.5%
          • Grass2.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Steel1.5%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 35.101880.231110.2s78.6
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 39.571124.613103.8s77.8
          3TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *37.991026.133108.8s73.9
          4Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 37.32984.523111.1s72.3
          5Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 35.041204.162114.7s71.6
          6LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 34.99993.933117.4s68.8
          7Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 34.93989.373117.6s68.6
          8Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 36.08765.364118.6s66.8
          9Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 32.761061.383123.5s66.2
          10ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 32.081116.383125.1s65.7
          11Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 35.45728.994121.3s65.3
          12Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 34.29769.764123.7s64.3
          13PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 34.91632.775125.9s62.6
          14Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 29.361220.062134.4s62.4
          15VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *27.501568.852140.1s62.3
          16MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 30.88967.193131.5s61.9
          17BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 31.12914.963131.4s61.6
          18BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 28.501270.922137.7s61.4
          19CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *27.661392.912140.5s61.1
          20Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 31.92723.384132.7s59.9
          21HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 29.77936.443136.3s59.8
          22Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 28.341107.913140.0s59.5
          23Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 28.031119.973141.3s59.1
          24Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 31.32705.775135.3s58.7
          25HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 28.75969.233140.1s58.5
          26Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *27.261160.373144.5s58.2
          27RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.171147.923145.0s57.9
          28Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 29.59818.654139.2s57.9
          29Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *27.051114.633146.0s57.4
          30Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugFury Cutter FightingSuperpower 27.521024.803144.9s57.2
          31HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 27.381003.493145.8s56.7
          32BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 29.62724.394141.4s56.5
          33Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 29.81686.055141.8s56.1
          34Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 32.45479.367141.0s55.9
          35Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *27.75883.244146.1s55.8
          36PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 27.36931.563147.0s55.8
          37Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 28.69763.854144.4s55.7
          38ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 28.08819.844145.8s55.5
          39Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 23.961422.402160.4s54.8
          40BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 26.40924.363152.0s54.2
          41Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *26.19937.803152.8s54.0
          42SneaslerSneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 26.50873.684152.3s53.7
          43EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 27.31765.894150.6s53.6
          44Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *26.51859.594152.5s53.6
          45Shadow HitmonleeShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonleeFightingDouble Kick FightingClose Combat 29.11588.376148.1s53.4
          46Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 27.96683.925149.8s53.3
          47Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 25.291006.513156.7s53.3
          48Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 25.51961.003156.1s53.1
          49Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch FightingFocus Blast 24.681074.593159.3s53.0
          50HaxorusHaxorusFightingCounter DragonBreaking Swipe *25.91874.224155.4s52.8
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          Furfrou (Matron) type chart

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

          The top-ranked Furfrou (Matron) counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Blaziken, Terrakion, and Shadow Machamp. The table also includes Keldeo (Ordinary), Lucario, Shadow Hariyama, and Mega Alakazam, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Furfrou (Matron) 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.