Best Bruxish counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Bruxish 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

          • Grass25.5%
          • Electric20.5%
          • Dark20.0%
          • Ghost17.0%
          • Bug10.5%
          • Dragon2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *48.911423.97283.7s96.6
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 44.342075.37188.1s96.5
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 52.38859.34485.5s92.1
          4Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 45.191391.89290.0s90.3
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 40.761552.70297.6s85.1
          6KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 43.961101.65395.0s84.3
          7Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 47.28783.18494.5s83.3
          8Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 42.971037.59397.7s81.7
          9HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *37.021842.291105.1s81.6
          10XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 43.83913.96397.9s80.9
          11ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 35.182147.141109.0s80.9
          12Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 34.842219.671109.8s80.8
          13ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *39.251364.892102.3s80.4
          14Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 44.65813.25498.3s80.2
          15Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 39.821244.752102.0s79.8
          16Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 42.48952.54399.9s79.6
          17Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 40.991077.993101.2s79.3
          18Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *43.02884.044100.0s79.2
          19Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 40.281135.703102.0s79.1
          20Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 41.93966.723100.8s79.0
          21Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 41.261005.043101.6s78.6
          22Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 39.181208.492103.8s78.3
          23Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 45.06674.395101.2s77.8
          24TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 37.331362.962107.0s77.3
          25Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *41.06930.223103.2s77.1
          26DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 37.371317.542107.3s76.8
          27Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *38.391156.943106.2s76.4
          28Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 37.451270.912107.5s76.4
          29Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 40.30947.823104.5s76.2
          30Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 41.81766.534104.9s75.2
          31Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *36.231302.712110.4s74.7
          32Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 38.011079.633108.1s74.7
          33Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 38.171017.573108.5s74.1
          34PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 45.67496.547107.8s73.9
          35Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 39.45875.794107.7s73.8
          36Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch GrassGrass Knot 39.03901.963108.2s73.6
          37Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 39.26861.854108.4s73.2
          38Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *38.41934.493109.1s73.2
          39Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 39.35833.624108.8s72.9
          40Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *39.62797.274108.9s72.6
          41GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 37.09982.823111.7s71.9
          42Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 35.371132.473114.5s71.3
          43Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl GrassLeaf Blade 36.131034.213113.6s71.2
          44MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 34.221257.652116.7s70.9
          45YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 32.491509.502120.3s70.6
          46Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 36.45959.223113.8s70.6
          47Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 39.07716.255112.3s70.3
          48GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 30.731812.591125.1s70.1
          49Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 38.86719.395112.6s70.0
          50RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 35.481017.603115.6s69.9
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          Bruxish type chart

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

          The top-ranked Bruxish counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Shadow Tyranitar. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Kartana, Mega Banette, and Shadow Raikou, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Bruxish 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.