Best Zygarde (Complete) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Zygarde (Complete) 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

          • Ice53.0%
          • Dragon29.0%
          • Fairy5.5%
          • Water4.0%
          • Normal2.5%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Fighting1.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 46.46925.7416387.7s85.0
          2Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 43.69798.3218418.4s78.5
          3Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 41.50768.0819439.5s74.8
          4BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 39.24870.3017451.2s73.4
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 35.711166.5912471.5s72.2
          6MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 38.01903.8416461.1s72.1
          7Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 38.27821.6318464.9s71.1
          8Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 38.70777.6819464.7s70.9
          9Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 35.491058.4914479.4s70.5
          10Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 35.101073.6313483.2s70.1
          11Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 38.43681.0922478.4s68.6
          12KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *35.33843.8017495.6s67.1
          13WeavileWeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 35.97783.3219493.6s67.0
          14GlaceonGlaceonIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 35.52790.1818498.2s66.5
          15Shadow ArticunoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 32.161070.2214522.5s65.3
          16Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 35.77604.9024518.6s63.3
          17Shadow PiloswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow PiloswineIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 35.00619.7324525.4s62.5
          18Shadow AbomasnowShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 33.41707.4121533.8s61.9
          19Shadow WalreinShadow Pokémon iconShadow WalreinIceFrost Breath IceIcicle Spear *32.60766.6119538.5s61.7
          20Shadow CloysterShadow Pokémon iconShadow CloysterIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 33.56653.5322538.8s61.1
          21Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *32.85705.1221541.7s61.0
          22Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *29.391074.3413566.2s60.8
          23AvaluggAvaluggIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 29.65985.3515566.7s60.2
          24MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 31.69759.3819552.4s60.2
          25JynxJynxIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 34.46544.0327545.6s60.1
          26Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 32.09715.7820551.2s60.1
          27Shadow RegiceShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegiceIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 29.92931.3516565.8s59.9
          28Ninetales (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconNinetales (Alola Shadow)IcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 31.01751.2819563.6s59.0
          29Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 30.89744.2920566.2s58.7
          30Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 31.43688.3621564.5s58.6
          31Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick IceTriple Axel 30.80732.9420568.9s58.4
          32Mr. RimeMr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 31.51666.1222566.1s58.3
          33Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 28.071038.2914592.2s58.2
          34AurorusAurorusIceFrost Breath IceWeather Ball 30.05752.2619578.9s57.6
          35Shadow LaprasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LaprasIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam *29.52780.8319585.0s57.2
          36BearticBearticIcePowder Snow IceIce Punch 30.46674.4922581.4s56.9
          37Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 29.79720.8320586.7s56.7
          38ArticunoArticunoIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 26.731056.5214617.9s56.2
          39Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle IceIce Punch 28.71786.5919598.8s56.0
          40Hisuian AvaluggHisuian AvaluggIcePowder Snow IceBlizzard 28.27819.0918603.9s55.8
          41VanilluxeVanilluxeIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 29.94642.3923594.3s55.6
          42Porygon-ZPorygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 30.00605.5124599.1s55.0
          43Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter IceTechno Blast *27.52767.4019623.3s53.9
          44Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 27.03789.8518631.0s53.4
          45Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 29.72537.1627616.4s53.3
          46RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 27.68706.4621626.8s53.3
          47Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrIceIce Fang IceIce Beam 28.82595.9625621.1s53.1
          48PiloswinePiloswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 28.65605.5924622.7s53.0
          49Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *26.51817.3918639.3s53.0
          50AbomasnowAbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 27.47693.2521632.7s52.7
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Zygarde (Complete) counter is Shadow Mamoswine, followed by Shadow Weavile, Galarian Standard Darmanitan, and Baxcalibur. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Mamoswine, Mega Glalie, and Shadow Mewtwo, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Zygarde (Complete) type chart

          When fighting Zygarde (Complete), keep in mind the following that Dragon and Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Ice, Dragon, and Fairy type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Poison, Rock, and Electric type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Zygarde (Complete) Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • snowSnow
          • windyWindy
          • cloudyCloudy
          • rainRainy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • windyWindy
          • cloudyCloudy
          • rainRainy
          • sunnySunny
          • sunnySunny
          • fogFog

          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.