Best Gourgeist (Small) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Gourgeist (Small) 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

          • Fire35.5%
          • Dark17.0%
          • Ghost16.5%
          • Flying14.5%
          • Ice9.0%
          • Psychic4.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 42.241857.76193.0s90.8
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.001032.293119.8s67.8
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.611201.092122.4s67.6
          4Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 30.661521.582126.9s67.6
          5RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 32.771130.143122.6s67.0
          6Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 35.79675.975121.9s64.8
          7Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 31.191012.523129.6s63.0
          8Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *31.25932.803130.6s62.1
          9ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *29.001210.902136.0s61.7
          10YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl FlyingOblivion Wing *27.511343.682141.6s60.4
          11Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl FlyingSky Attack 32.07734.404131.8s60.4
          12Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.151082.663141.2s58.9
          13Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 27.821124.183142.2s58.8
          14Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 27.801112.843142.5s58.6
          15Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 27.561133.693143.3s58.4
          16Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *31.04680.515137.1s57.9
          17Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 28.64906.083141.6s57.6
          18Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 32.92495.457138.4s56.9
          19HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *25.881194.943151.2s56.2
          20Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 30.03659.215141.7s56.0
          21Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 28.39809.684144.6s55.9
          22Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *30.68561.616143.0s55.2
          23Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.57741.984145.4s55.2
          24Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 30.31557.516144.6s54.6
          25TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 25.86997.383153.6s54.1
          26Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.70645.125147.7s53.8
          27HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *25.54991.713155.5s53.5
          28MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *25.89917.983154.7s53.3
          29Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *27.92674.265150.3s53.1
          30Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *24.631084.383159.4s53.0
          31Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.27424.838149.0s52.9
          32Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 24.531063.153160.3s52.6
          33Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 26.71760.054153.7s52.5
          34DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 25.82843.054156.5s52.2
          35Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 29.34505.247151.2s52.1
          36VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 25.55849.884157.8s51.9
          37Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.86601.955153.1s51.8
          38Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 23.481151.323165.8s51.6
          39HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl FlyingSky Attack 26.47722.084156.0s51.6
          40Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 26.55712.945155.8s51.6
          41Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *25.31828.334159.6s51.2
          42Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 26.44680.155157.3s50.9
          43Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 26.64658.955157.0s50.9
          44DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 26.64658.955157.0s50.9
          45Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 23.151097.933168.6s50.5
          46Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 26.00695.125159.2s50.5
          47ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin GhostShadow Ball 28.08510.157156.4s50.4
          48Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 25.43739.954161.0s50.3
          49Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 26.57622.525158.6s50.2
          50EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 23.89898.824166.7s49.7
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          Gourgeist (Small) type chart

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

          The top-ranked Gourgeist (Small) counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Blaziken, Mega Y Charizard, and Mega Tyranitar. The table also includes Rayquaza, Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, and Shadow Moltres, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Gourgeist (Small) 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.