Best Carbink counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Carbink 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

          • Steel52.0%
          • Ground15.0%
          • Grass13.5%
          • Water11.0%
          • Electric3.5%
          • Rock1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *39.102395.95198.1s90.0
          2MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *32.552335.431116.8s77.4
          3DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 29.211832.001131.1s67.5
          4Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 27.082376.141139.0s67.1
          5ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 27.332001.041138.9s65.2
          6Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 28.381496.822136.5s63.3
          7MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *25.492148.551148.0s62.6
          8Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *26.481816.421143.9s62.3
          9Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 26.621662.832143.9s61.5
          10Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega SteelixSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 23.502678.251158.6s61.4
          11Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *26.231621.592146.1s60.5
          12JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 24.951962.131151.6s60.4
          13Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.091237.292139.8s60.4
          14Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.091237.292139.8s60.4
          15Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.091237.292139.8s60.4
          16Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.091237.292139.8s60.4
          17Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.091237.292139.8s60.4
          18Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 29.481003.783136.5s60.2
          19Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *23.491621.752162.2s55.4
          20Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylSteelSteel Wing SteelIron Head 27.31895.784147.9s55.3
          21Shadow PerrserkerShadow Pokémon iconShadow PerrserkerSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 25.651080.843153.7s54.7
          22Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampSteelBullet Punch SteelHeavy Slam 26.43902.913152.2s54.0
          23BisharpBisharpSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 25.071095.303156.7s53.8
          24Shadow MagnetonShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnetonElectricThunder Shock SteelMagnet Bomb 25.81915.713155.2s53.1
          25AggronAggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 22.241621.822170.7s53.0
          26Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerSteelMetal Claw WaterCrabhammer 27.02698.795153.8s52.1
          27ScizorScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 24.57988.643161.1s51.9
          28CobalionCobalionSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 21.051762.552179.2s51.6
          29EmpoleonEmpoleonSteelMetal Claw SteelFlash Cannon 22.221399.132172.3s51.4
          30Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarSteelIron Tail RockStone Edge 22.581287.422170.6s51.2
          31Zamazenta (Hero)Zamazenta (Hero)SteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 22.901206.132169.2s51.1
          32LucarioLucarioSteelBullet Punch SteelFlash Cannon 23.301122.393167.3s51.0
          33Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaSteelBullet Punch SteelHeavy Slam 24.59904.463162.3s51.0
          34Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)SteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 22.941131.603169.6s50.5
          35Shadow SteelixShadow Pokémon iconShadow SteelixSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 20.461758.852184.2s50.4
          36Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *24.99781.884162.5s50.1
          37KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 23.161040.913169.3s50.0
          38DurantDurantSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 23.65872.364168.7s49.1
          39Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *22.191077.353175.6s48.7
          40GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *20.791365.692183.7s48.5
          41Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark SteelMirror Shot 21.851118.873177.7s48.5
          42Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylSteelSteel Wing SteelIron Head 25.83559.256165.1s48.0
          43Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap SteelHeavy Slam 21.911036.283178.2s47.8
          44Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *22.011015.603177.8s47.8
          45Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 20.871231.722184.2s47.6
          46Sandslash (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconSandslash (Alola Shadow)SteelMetal Claw SteelGyro Ball 22.81867.484174.4s47.6
          47Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *21.621054.943180.2s47.5
          48PerrserkerPerrserkerSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 21.461065.433181.3s47.3
          49Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarSteelIron Tail RockStone Edge 22.32839.324178.4s46.5
          50MachampMachampSteelBullet Punch SteelHeavy Slam 21.97889.414180.0s46.4
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          Carbink type chart

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

          The top-ranked Carbink counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Metagross, Dialga, and Mega Aggron. The table also includes Excadrill, Mega Scizor, Melmetal, and Primal Groudon, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Carbink 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.