Best Nihilego counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Nihilego in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Nihilego counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best overall

          Highest DPS

          Highest TDO

          Best Nihilego counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *51.921578.6010304.0s121.9
          2Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *44.661133.3714355.3s100.2
          3Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 41.141381.8711369.5s99.0
          4ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 37.391566.6710419.0s95.1
          5GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *40.301220.1513393.6s94.5
          6Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 45.60747.4821344.2s91.8
          7Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 37.101177.8613412.8s88.1
          8Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 38.071087.3814399.9s88.0
          9Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 39.59930.5417399.6s87.2
          10GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *36.741109.1514422.6s86.1
          11RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 34.231364.5411438.5s86.0
          12Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 35.79960.4416429.4s81.5
          13Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 37.90759.5220400.8s80.2
          14Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 37.42761.0620406.7s79.5
          15MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 37.66736.6021410.8s79.2
          16Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 36.68783.5120427.2s78.9
          17Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *39.55556.7227380.0s76.6
          18RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 31.691075.2814475.0s76.5
          19Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 36.50661.2223416.6s75.3
          20GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 32.67913.0917475.1s75.1
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Nihilego 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

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

          Nihilego type chart

          When fighting Nihilego, keep in mind the following that Rock and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Ground, Psychic, Steel, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Fire, Flying, Normal, and Poison type moves.


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