Best Zygarde counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Zygarde 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 42.33771.7719432.1s76.0
          2Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 39.67663.6522468.5s70.0
          3Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 37.79639.8023490.7s66.9
          4BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 35.66723.9520503.5s65.5
          5MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 34.58752.7619513.5s64.4
          6Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 32.34968.5315525.7s64.3
          7Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 35.32649.5223517.1s63.6
          8Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 34.78683.6421519.1s63.4
          9Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 32.22880.9317533.6s62.9
          10Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 31.83893.2316538.5s62.4
          11Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 35.00567.6526534.3s61.4
          12KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *32.19703.6721551.3s60.0
          13WeavileWeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 32.63650.9223551.9s59.7
          14GlaceonGlaceonIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 32.22656.7922556.9s59.2
          15Shadow ArticunoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 29.14889.3116582.2s58.1
          16Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 32.46502.4129581.5s56.4
          17Shadow PiloswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow PiloswineIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 31.92517.0229586.0s56.0
          18Shadow AbomasnowShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 30.43589.8025594.7s55.3
          19Shadow WalreinShadow Pokémon iconShadow WalreinIceFrost Breath IceIcicle Spear *29.68639.0423599.2s55.2
          20Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *29.83586.0525605.3s54.4
          21Shadow CloysterShadow Pokémon iconShadow CloysterIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 30.42542.8727603.7s54.4
          22Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *26.61892.0816631.0s54.1
          23MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 28.88633.7223614.1s53.9
          24JynxJynxIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 31.34452.8433611.1s53.7
          25Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 29.18596.2325614.8s53.6
          26AvaluggAvaluggIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 26.87818.4618631.7s53.6
          27Shadow RegiceShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegiceIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 27.04771.9019632.5s53.2
          28Ninetales (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconNinetales (Alola Shadow)IcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 28.16625.3323628.6s52.7
          29Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 28.02618.2724632.4s52.3
          30Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 28.56572.5626630.0s52.3
          31Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick IceTriple Axel 27.99610.5924634.1s52.2
          32Mr. RimeMr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 28.66554.7527631.5s52.1
          33Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 25.42862.5517659.6s51.8
          34AurorusAurorusIceFrost Breath IceWeather Ball 27.42628.3723642.5s51.6
          35Shadow LaprasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LaprasIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam *26.87650.4823650.6s51.1
          36BearticBearticIcePowder Snow IceIce Punch 27.72561.9426648.0s50.9
          37Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 27.12601.0724653.0s50.7
          38Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle IceIce Punch 26.33660.3322660.6s50.5
          39ArticunoArticunoIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 24.17876.7617689.0s50.0
          40Hisuian AvaluggHisuian AvaluggIcePowder Snow IceBlizzard 25.55678.3522675.6s49.5
          41VanilluxeVanilluxeIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 27.06531.7928667.1s49.4
          42Porygon-ZPorygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 27.25503.5629669.6s49.1
          43Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter IceTechno Blast *24.97638.6223694.6s48.1
          44Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 27.11448.4333687.2s47.7
          45Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 24.55657.8022702.2s47.7
          46RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 25.11586.9225699.7s47.4
          47PiloswinePiloswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 26.08504.6429694.0s47.4
          48Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrIceIce Fang IceIce Beam 26.15495.0930694.7s47.3
          49AbomasnowAbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 24.99577.7225704.1s47.1
          50Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *23.97677.4722714.3s47.1
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          Zygarde type chart

          When fighting Zygarde, 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.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Zygarde in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Zygarde 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 counter is Shadow Mamoswine, followed by Shadow Weavile, Galarian Standard Darmanitan, and Baxcalibur. The table also includes Mamoswine, Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Mewtwo, and Mega Glalie, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Zygarde 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.