Best Lycanroc counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Grass25.0%
          • Fighting24.0%
          • Water15.5%
          • Steel15.0%
          • Ground13.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Dark1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *51.131550.71279.7s101.9
          2Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *50.911546.43280.0s101.5
          3Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *50.421044.94385.2s93.0
          4Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *48.611170.74386.4s92.4
          5Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *47.491179.92388.0s90.9
          6Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 46.51954.08392.5s85.6
          7TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.961072.90393.5s85.3
          8KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 45.89966.29393.3s84.9
          9Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *43.571159.95395.0s84.5
          10Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *43.651033.39396.4s82.7
          11Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.35964.60396.1s82.6
          12Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 41.881124.54398.8s81.4
          13Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *45.00770.84498.7s79.8
          14Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 47.81592.42699.6s79.4
          15MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *41.491022.763100.9s79.2
          16Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *39.511227.652102.8s79.1
          17Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.82973.703100.9s79.0
          18Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 44.71730.834100.2s78.5
          19Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 41.24984.493101.9s78.3
          20GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *39.611112.363103.8s77.7
          21ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 37.181415.882107.0s77.6
          22Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 38.951176.303104.7s77.5
          23LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 41.82883.894102.4s77.4
          24Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *43.36735.434102.6s76.8
          25Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *42.82755.334103.1s76.4
          26KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *39.83987.313105.0s76.2
          27Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *39.381014.643105.6s75.9
          28Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 39.72969.273105.5s75.7
          29Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *40.75844.174105.4s75.1
          30ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 38.041093.513107.8s75.0
          31Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 38.291029.113108.0s74.4
          32Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 41.21767.594106.1s74.4
          33Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 42.15689.265106.3s74.1
          34Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 40.65753.054107.7s73.3
          35GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *35.871135.763113.0s72.1
          36ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw GroundScorching Sands 38.67842.544110.2s72.0
          37DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 36.181077.353112.9s71.8
          38Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 41.71615.635109.7s71.8
          39XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 41.10648.305109.8s71.7
          40Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 36.97930.233112.9s70.9
          41Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *36.84940.223113.0s70.9
          42Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 39.27727.054111.5s70.8
          43MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 36.58946.613113.6s70.6
          44Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteSteelSteel Wing FightingSuperpower 38.04808.414112.4s70.5
          45GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *40.06651.115112.0s70.3
          46MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *34.671135.403116.5s70.2
          47BreloomBreloomFightingCounter GrassGrass Knot *37.41833.144113.5s70.0
          48VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *32.551422.272120.7s69.9
          49Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 40.60594.206112.9s69.7
          50ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *33.271286.782119.4s69.7
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          Lycanroc type chart

          When fighting Lycanroc, keep in mind the following 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.


          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 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.

          The top-ranked Lycanroc counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Primal Groudon, Shadow Metagross, and Mega Sceptile. The table also includes Mega Swampert, Mega Blaziken, Terrakion, and Kartana, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Lycanroc 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.