Lycanroc Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Lycanroc 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Lycanroc Pokémon GO counters are Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, Mega Garchomp, Shadow Metagross, Mega Sceptile, Mega Swampert, and Shadow Kyogre. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Lycanroc in a 3-Star Raid.

CogSimulation settings

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          Official artwork of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MetagrossShadow Metagross
          Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SwampertMega Swampert
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow KyogreShadow Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *51.131550.7280s101.9
          2.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *50.911546.4281s101.5
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *45.301621.7289s93.4
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *50.421044.9386s93.0
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *48.611170.7387s92.4
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *47.491179.9389s90.9
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *48.021000.1390s88.6
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 46.51954.1393s85.6
          9.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.961072.9394s85.3
          10.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 45.89966.3394s84.9
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillSteelMetal Claw GroundScorching Sands 47.21862.4493s84.8
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *43.571160.0396s84.5
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *43.651033.4397s82.7
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.35964.6397s82.6
          15.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.881124.5399s81.4
          16.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.881124.5399s81.4
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EmpoleonShadow EmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *44.82852.4498s81.2
          18.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *41.731050.03100s80.0
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *45.00770.8499s79.8
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KinglerShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 47.81592.46100s79.4
          21.Thumbnail image of MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *41.491022.83101s79.2
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *39.511227.62103s79.1
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.82973.73101s79.0
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 44.71730.84101s78.5
          25.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *39.611112.43104s77.7
          26.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 37.181415.92107s77.6
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 38.951176.33105s77.5
          28.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 41.82883.94103s77.4
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FeraligatrShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *43.36735.44103s76.8
          30.Thumbnail image of Hisuian DecidueyeHisuian DecidueyeGrassMagical Leaf FightingAura Sphere 37.621269.22108s76.6
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Lycanroc in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Lycanroc CP range from Raids

          Lycanroc can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1455 CP to 1530 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1819 CP to 1912 CP with Partly Cloudy weather boost

          Lycanroc weaknesses

          Lycanroc type chart

          When fighting Lycanroc, keep in mind the that Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Flying, Normal, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          Takes decreased damage

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

          Best move-types and weather for Lycanroc Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • cloudyCloudy
          • sunnySunny
          • snowSnow
          • sunnySunny
          • rainRain
          • rainRain
          • windyWindy
          • rainRain
          • windyWindy
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

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

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.