Best Lunala counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Lunala 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

          • Dark52.5%
          • Ghost35.5%
          • Electric4.5%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Fire0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 51.032236.636320.8s109.6
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 52.191486.9610327.7s102.7
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 62.66685.1221327.0s101.5
          4Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 56.41649.5523358.3s92.3
          5Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 46.221310.6811370.3s90.9
          6TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 43.001458.7910389.9s87.7
          7Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 53.76558.4826386.5s86.1
          8Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 48.17854.7817381.6s86.1
          9HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *45.161046.6414389.5s85.2
          10Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 40.901483.4010407.2s84.5
          11Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *47.66808.7618388.9s84.4
          12DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 43.601050.8414401.2s82.9
          13Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 47.30748.8320397.3s82.6
          14GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 43.25954.7815409.7s80.8
          15Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 44.84820.4618407.6s80.6
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 46.83684.4321408.0s80.4
          17Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *43.06895.0516415.4s79.4
          18Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 41.46970.2015423.6s78.4
          19ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 46.69608.8824419.8s78.3
          20Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 44.65714.2521419.9s78.1
          21Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 51.24398.9537443.2s77.4
          22YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 38.031204.4812444.2s76.5
          23Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 45.89567.4626432.6s76.2
          24GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 49.50416.8835446.9s76.0
          25Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 46.09551.5727434.2s76.0
          26GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 38.991036.8614442.6s75.6
          27Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 44.30620.4624435.3s75.4
          28WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 39.80842.2717448.1s73.7
          29Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirElectricCharge Beam GhostShadow Ball 39.99800.8318450.1s73.2
          30Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 45.29482.1731455.7s72.9
          31ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 35.961143.5613469.6s72.4
          32Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 42.13603.7824455.5s72.1
          33Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricCharge Beam DarkBrutal Swing 39.59759.2919457.9s71.9
          34ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 41.35612.7824460.6s71.2
          35MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *38.71784.3819464.0s71.0
          36Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 39.86672.4022465.6s70.5
          37HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 37.04808.2818479.2s69.0
          38LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 37.16787.3219479.9s68.8
          39Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *35.97884.5616484.9s68.7
          40Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 42.30467.1632483.0s68.6
          41HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 38.41670.9622479.9s68.4
          42BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 34.591005.4214493.3s68.3
          43Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.02808.5718490.7s67.5
          44Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 41.13475.1431491.0s67.3
          45Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)PoisonPoison Jab DarkDark Pulse 48.86207.6972595.9s65.3
          46SkeledirgeSkeledirgeDarkBite GhostShadow Ball 36.23672.9722503.1s65.3
          47BanetteBanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 41.63387.8138515.1s65.2
          48IncineroarIncineroarDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 32.68997.0815519.2s65.2
          49AbsolAbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 37.82558.7126504.0s65.1
          50KrookodileKrookodileDarkSnarl DarkCrunch 33.78823.5518516.9s64.4
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          Lunala type chart

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

          The top-ranked Lunala counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Banette. The table also includes Mega Houndoom, Tyranitar, Shadow Cursola, and Shadow Weavile, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Lunala 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.