Best Salandit counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Salandit 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

          • Ground51.0%
          • Psychic20.5%
          • Water8.5%
          • Rock8.5%
          • Bug3.0%
          • Electric2.5%
          • Normal2.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Fire0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *127.549603.17029.7s306.1
          2Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 102.916241.16037.3s236.3
          3Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *107.604781.36036.5s231.8
          4GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *99.435183.78039.0s221.3
          5Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 111.953098.08136.8s219.0
          6Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 91.746000.90041.6s213.9
          7Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 95.234928.94040.7s211.7
          8RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 85.646115.94044.4s203.3
          9Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 98.033363.41141.0s200.3
          10Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 93.653977.39042.1s199.9
          11GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *88.924673.39043.6s198.3
          12ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 95.653470.19141.8s197.7
          13Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 90.044356.36043.3s197.4
          14Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 91.903422.55143.4s191.0
          15Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 88.883828.61044.3s190.3
          16Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *80.995323.22047.2s189.0
          17MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 92.703050.91143.6s187.8
          18Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *91.333065.77144.1s185.8
          19RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 79.264838.73048.4s182.2
          20Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 82.953826.41047.2s180.1
          21Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 87.462784.03146.3s176.0
          22Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw GroundEarth Power 77.524198.71049.9s173.9
          23KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 81.793281.02148.4s172.6
          24GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 81.083295.51148.8s171.5
          25GolemGolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 75.044272.96051.3s170.1
          26Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *83.832618.85148.4s168.1
          27Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *75.383623.65051.7s165.0
          28Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang GroundScorching Sands 76.743361.09151.2s164.8
          29DonphanDonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 76.513372.02151.3s164.6
          30Mega KangaskhanMega Pokémon iconMega KangaskhanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 73.043558.56153.3s160.4
          31Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 73.263369.75153.4s159.0
          32MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *75.413000.83152.5s158.8
          33Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 73.113328.25153.6s158.3
          34Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt GroundEarthquake 75.392859.94152.8s157.3
          35Shadow SandslashShadow Pokémon iconShadow SandslashGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 78.142449.42151.9s156.8
          36Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 75.082823.30153.0s156.3
          37Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory GroundEarthquake *70.523574.01155.1s156.1
          38SwampertSwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 69.143767.13055.9s155.3
          39Shadow NidokingShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidokingBugFury Cutter *GroundEarth Power 76.522485.57152.8s154.6
          40Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 62.584971.67060.4s151.9
          41Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw GroundEarth Power 73.162657.89154.6s151.3
          42FlygonFlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 72.292726.08155.1s150.6
          43Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineElectricThunder Fang GroundScorching Sands 73.072580.62154.8s150.2
          44Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerGroundMud Shot *WaterCrabhammer 76.652114.23153.8s149.8
          45GigalithGigalithGroundMud-Slap RockMeteor Beam *66.523610.07058.1s149.3
          46Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFightingKarate Chop GroundScorching Sands 73.902375.51154.8s149.0
          47Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *66.543436.95158.3s147.8
          48Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 72.212458.60155.7s147.3
          49Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 72.002482.05155.8s147.3
          50Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 67.123206.44158.1s146.8
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          Salandit type chart

          When fighting Salandit, keep in mind the following that Poison and Fire-type Pokémon are weak to Ground, Psychic, Rock, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, Fire, Ice, Poison, Steel, Bug, Fairy, and Grass 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 Salandit in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Salandit down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Salandit counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Shadow Rhyperior, Shadow Garchomp, and Groudon. The table also includes Shadow Mamoswine, Mega Swampert, Shadow Rhydon, and Rhyperior, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Salandit 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.