Best Xerneas counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Xerneas in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Xerneas counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Highest DPS

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          Best Xerneas counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *36.24785.5720433.5s78.2
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 32.43778.3720480.0s71.8
          3MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *29.89770.1620515.4s67.3
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 31.17652.5423481.5s66.7
          5Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 32.93488.7331460.1s64.6
          6NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 27.20787.8620579.2s63.1
          7MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *25.65728.8521596.8s59.2
          8DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 26.70618.3425579.0s58.6
          9Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 25.39683.1322591.9s57.8
          10Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 24.37759.8920623.8s57.6
          11Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *23.55810.8719654.2s57.0
          12JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 24.59689.7622617.1s56.6
          13Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.41564.8327600.2s55.2
          14Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.41564.8327600.2s55.2
          15Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.41564.8327600.2s55.2
          16Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.41564.8327600.2s55.2
          17Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.41564.8327600.2s55.2
          18Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *27.82421.6236545.5s54.9
          19ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 25.64530.0629599.6s54.7
          20Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 26.77454.9133560.8s54.4
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Xerneas in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Xerneas down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          This table displays a list of best Xerneas 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Xerneas counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Mega Gengar, Metagross, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Mega Beedrill, Nihilego, Melmetal, and Dialga, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Xerneas type chart

          When fighting Xerneas, 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.