Best Kartana counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Kartana 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

          • Fire69.0%
          • Fighting20.5%
          • Dark2.5%
          • Ground2.0%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Ghost1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *57.911583.239296.9s113.0
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *61.981107.3013296.2s110.9
          3ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *50.791424.4010337.5s99.6
          4Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.221297.5611345.0s96.8
          5Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *57.45736.4620342.5s96.1
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 51.331132.2413345.2s95.8
          7Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 50.551064.5814353.1s93.5
          8Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *51.04979.4115355.1s92.6
          9HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *44.671598.759373.3s92.1
          10Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *45.181341.6511376.7s89.6
          11Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *52.86695.2921370.1s88.9
          12Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *50.62813.9518370.0s88.6
          13Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 48.07987.3315372.8s88.5
          14Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *43.661225.6212392.5s85.6
          15Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 47.35810.5718390.8s84.0
          16Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 40.851403.4610409.9s83.5
          17Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 47.70744.0320395.1s83.0
          18Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 47.00772.0619396.9s82.7
          19DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 47.00772.0619396.9s82.7
          20MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 42.711121.8513404.7s82.6
          21VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 44.84905.6316400.8s82.2
          22Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 44.43897.5216404.5s81.5
          23BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.90717.8520403.4s81.3
          24EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *45.57798.1518404.3s81.2
          25EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 41.951053.5014414.5s80.4
          26Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 47.08622.4524415.0s79.2
          27CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.00959.8015419.7s79.0
          28ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 44.86711.0121418.8s78.3
          29DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *44.28741.7520419.6s78.2
          30Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *37.571325.1611444.6s77.2
          31VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 40.53913.7616435.7s76.0
          32TyphlosionTyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *41.53796.3018436.5s75.4
          33InfernapeInfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.23678.7722435.4s75.3
          34FlareonFlareonFireFire Spin FireOverheat 41.21721.2220447.2s73.4
          35Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 40.03805.5218449.2s73.4
          36IncineroarIncineroarFireFire Fang FireBlaze Kick 39.17865.1717452.3s73.2
          37Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FireFlamethrower 43.48548.5927454.4s72.5
          38ArcanineArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 39.00796.3318459.9s71.7
          39Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FireFire Punch 43.12513.2729464.8s71.0
          40MagmortarMagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 39.27730.4720464.1s70.8
          41SalamenceSalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 37.02891.3616472.5s70.4
          42Pyroar (Female)Pyroar (Female)FireFire Fang FireOverheat 39.12703.2721468.7s70.1
          43PyroarPyroarFireFire Fang FireOverheat 39.12703.2721468.7s70.1
          44SolgaleoSolgaleoFireFire Spin FireFlamethrower 35.79958.4915481.7s69.5
          45HoundoomHoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 38.74611.3724485.4s67.6
          46Shadow NinetalesShadow Pokémon iconShadow NinetalesFireFire Spin FireWeather Ball 38.19637.7023486.9s67.4
          47Shadow MagmarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmarFireEmber FireFlamethrower 39.57508.1529497.1s66.2
          48Shadow RapidashShadow Pokémon iconShadow RapidashFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 38.70519.7928503.0s65.3
          49SkeledirgeSkeledirgeFireIncinerate FireFlamethrower 34.40776.7419513.3s64.5
          50Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash FireFire Punch 36.57578.6725513.8s63.8
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          Kartana type chart

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Kartana 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.