Best Diancie counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Diancie 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

          • Steel51.5%
          • Ground15.0%
          • Grass12.0%
          • Water11.5%
          • Electric3.5%
          • Rock1.5%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Fire0.5%
          • Fairy0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *40.151401.15299.9s82.3
          2MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *33.281374.142118.7s70.6
          3DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 29.831062.203134.3s61.4
          4Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 27.411419.562141.5s60.9
          5ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 27.941161.693141.2s59.4
          6MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *26.611278.582146.5s58.3
          7Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 28.96866.994140.9s57.6
          8Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *26.811046.363148.1s56.2
          9JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 25.931167.963151.2s56.0
          10Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega SteelixSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 23.721634.752160.6s55.9
          11Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 27.12971.423147.6s55.9
          12Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.93716.105144.5s55.3
          13Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.93716.105144.5s55.3
          14Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.93716.105144.5s55.3
          15Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.93716.105144.5s55.3
          16Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 28.93716.105144.5s55.3
          17Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 30.45576.676143.2s55.1
          18Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *26.66932.103150.5s54.7
          19Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *24.24951.103163.6s50.9
          20Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylSteelSteel Wing SteelIron Head 28.25513.147155.5s50.7
          21Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampSteelBullet Punch SteelHeavy Slam 27.66522.626157.7s50.0
          22Shadow PerrserkerShadow Pokémon iconShadow PerrserkerSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 26.28621.305160.2s49.8
          23Shadow MagnetonShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnetonElectricThunder Shock SteelMagnet Bomb 26.95537.376160.4s49.3
          24BisharpBisharpSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 25.62630.395163.4s48.9
          25Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaSteelBullet Punch SteelHeavy Slam 26.31531.256163.9s48.3
          26AggronAggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 22.58955.573174.5s48.2
          27Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerSteelMetal Claw WaterCrabhammer 27.93400.058164.9s47.8
          28ScizorScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 25.24568.686168.0s47.3
          29CobalionCobalionSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 21.371034.873182.4s46.9
          30Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *26.19454.357169.1s46.6
          31EmpoleonEmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *22.55808.274177.5s46.5
          32Zamazenta (Hero)Zamazenta (Hero)SteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 23.41696.085174.4s46.5
          33Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)SteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 23.50651.995175.3s46.0
          34Shadow SteelixShadow Pokémon iconShadow SteelixSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 20.731045.253187.4s45.8
          35KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 23.77607.485175.1s45.7
          36Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarSteelIron Tail RockStone Edge 22.67727.074178.6s45.7
          37LucarioLucarioSteelBullet Punch SteelFlash Cannon 23.41636.615176.4s45.6
          38Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *23.00628.065179.5s44.9
          39Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark SteelMirror Shot 22.69658.365180.5s44.8
          40Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylSteelSteel Wing SteelIron Head 27.17322.3211177.2s44.7
          41DurantDurantSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 24.19500.307177.6s44.6
          42Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *23.02590.856180.8s44.3
          43Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap SteelHeavy Slam 22.77602.915182.0s44.1
          44Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *22.61616.325182.6s44.1
          45GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *21.02785.944189.6s43.7
          46Sandslash (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconSandslash (Alola Shadow)SteelMetal Claw SteelGyro Ball 23.43496.717182.6s43.4
          47PerrserkerPerrserkerSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 21.90614.845187.8s43.0
          48Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 21.14699.515190.9s42.9
          49SolgaleoSolgaleoPsychicZen Headbutt SteelIron Head 19.54943.183199.5s42.8
          50MachampMachampSteelBullet Punch SteelHeavy Slam 22.82513.867185.8s42.8
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          Diancie type chart

          When fighting Diancie, 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 Diancie in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Diancie down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Diancie counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Metagross, Dialga, and Mega Aggron. The table also includes Excadrill, Melmetal, Mega Scizor, 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 Diancie are:

          TypingUsage %

          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.