Best Dhelmise counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Dhelmise 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

          • Fire35.5%
          • Dark17.5%
          • Ghost16.5%
          • Flying14.5%
          • Ice8.5%
          • Psychic3.5%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 52.601586.43277.5s104.7
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *39.821120.773103.3s78.1
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *41.97895.154101.9s77.8
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 41.00966.583102.7s77.6
          5Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 43.92630.935104.8s75.2
          6Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 38.551046.073107.2s75.1
          7Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *38.36872.034110.4s72.1
          8Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.20705.495110.0s71.7
          9ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *35.041074.933116.1s70.0
          10Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl FlyingSky Attack 40.28613.445112.8s69.8
          11YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl FlyingOblivion Wing *33.871110.863119.3s68.6
          12Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.41972.653119.4s67.6
          13Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 33.681029.823120.9s67.2
          14Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.67593.336117.4s67.1
          15Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 33.65985.493121.6s66.6
          16Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 40.83457.267119.7s66.4
          17Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 33.55974.953122.1s66.3
          18Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 34.75819.934121.2s65.8
          19Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *38.53524.506120.9s65.2
          20Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 39.12470.167122.7s64.6
          21Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.08693.925123.4s64.1
          22Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 37.44512.167124.3s63.4
          23Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 34.44708.385124.9s63.4
          24HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *32.04922.863128.0s63.2
          25HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *30.941049.653130.1s63.1
          26Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.66561.146126.6s62.2
          27Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 38.82392.359129.4s61.9
          28Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *34.43620.195127.8s61.7
          29MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *31.64855.904130.6s61.6
          30Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *30.45979.963132.9s61.4
          31TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 32.88688.305130.4s60.8
          32Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 32.97676.975130.5s60.7
          33Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 36.21464.727130.4s60.6
          34VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 30.78829.904134.3s59.9
          35Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 32.17679.415133.1s59.5
          36Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 30.01873.434136.4s59.3
          37HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl FlyingSky Attack 32.98599.656133.2s59.2
          38Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 32.57613.745134.0s58.9
          39ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin GhostShadow Ball 34.40492.267133.9s58.8
          40Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 32.40621.555134.3s58.8
          41DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 31.61682.075135.0s58.8
          42Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *30.89738.064136.1s58.6
          43Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 34.33487.377134.4s58.6
          44Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 32.32595.416135.6s58.2
          45DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 32.32595.416135.6s58.2
          46Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 32.59569.516135.8s58.0
          47Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 28.011016.493142.7s57.9
          48Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 28.28953.713142.4s57.6
          49LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 32.99512.547137.2s57.4
          50GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.62600.205137.9s57.3
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Dhelmise counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, and Rayquaza. The table also includes Mega Gengar, Mega Tyranitar, Shadow Moltres, and Shadow Tyranitar, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Dhelmise type chart

          When fighting Dhelmise, keep in mind the following that Ghost and Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, and Ice type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, Water, Fighting, and Normal type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Dhelmise Raids

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

          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.