Best Sylveon counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Sylveon 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

          • Steel37.0%
          • Poison25.0%
          • Flying5.5%
          • Psychic5.5%
          • Fire5.5%
          • Electric4.0%
          • Water4.0%
          • Grass3.0%
          • Ground2.5%
          • Rock2.5%
          • Ghost2.0%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Ice1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *34.011409.652116.1s72.2
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 31.37961.403129.7s62.6
          3MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *28.251386.112137.8s62.1
          4Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 31.46661.385136.2s58.2
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 30.02724.484139.8s57.1
          6NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 25.941170.233151.1s56.1
          7Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 23.401374.622164.3s53.4
          8Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 24.421126.873160.2s53.0
          9MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *23.501276.352164.4s52.8
          10DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 25.63885.124156.8s52.4
          11JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 22.731216.202170.2s50.9
          12Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *22.911170.433169.4s50.8
          13Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 24.21926.873164.3s50.6
          14Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 24.21926.873164.3s50.6
          15Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 24.21926.873164.3s50.6
          16Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 24.21926.873164.3s50.6
          17Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 24.21926.873164.3s50.6
          18Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 25.43747.424160.9s50.3
          19ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 24.17866.464165.5s49.8
          20Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 23.06997.683170.6s49.4
          21Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *25.90629.045161.9s49.3
          22Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 23.50916.013168.9s49.3
          23Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 26.94504.907162.2s48.7
          24RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 25.36619.005165.2s48.3
          25Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumePoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 25.88559.046164.8s48.1
          26Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *22.75898.204174.3s47.8
          27Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega SteelixSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 20.401243.242188.0s46.9
          28Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylSteelSteel Wing SteelIron Head 23.51713.165173.3s46.8
          29GengarGengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 24.51583.956171.6s46.5
          30Shadow MukShadow Pokémon iconShadow MukPoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 23.53660.115174.8s46.2
          31OverqwilOverqwilPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 23.85607.435174.7s45.9
          32Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip PoisonSludge Bomb 21.94830.294181.5s45.7
          33Shadow SkuntankShadow Pokémon iconShadow SkuntankPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 25.06490.397173.0s45.7
          34Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)PoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 23.64591.216176.7s45.3
          35Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *21.92786.594182.5s45.2
          36Shadow MagnetonShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnetonElectricThunder Shock SteelMagnet Bomb 23.90537.786177.4s44.8
          37Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarSteelIron Tail RockStone Edge 21.69750.904185.2s44.4
          38HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin SteelIron Head 19.171187.753199.9s44.2
          39Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *23.30531.296181.6s43.8
          40Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 22.91557.916183.0s43.6
          41Shadow PerrserkerShadow Pokémon iconShadow PerrserkerSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 22.42598.346184.6s43.5
          42ScizorScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 21.18739.334189.4s43.4
          43Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *23.42497.427182.7s43.4
          44Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip PoisonSludge Bomb 22.61569.916184.5s43.4
          45Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *21.12714.625190.6s43.0
          46Ho-OhHo-OhSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 19.70911.023198.5s42.8
          47SolgaleoSolgaleoPsychicZen Headbutt SteelIron Head 18.811078.073204.8s42.7
          48AggronAggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 19.25983.753201.7s42.7
          49RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 23.55442.868185.4s42.6
          50MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *21.45620.705191.0s42.3
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          Sylveon type chart

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

          The top-ranked Sylveon counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Mega Gengar, Metagross, and Mega Beedrill. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Nihilego, Mega Aggron, and Mega Scizor, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Sylveon 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.