Best Necrozma counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Necrozma 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

          • Dark32.5%
          • Ghost27.0%
          • Bug20.5%
          • Dragon4.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Water2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 35.90906.4816484.0s68.9
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 31.311517.449518.6s68.7
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 31.40967.5115539.7s62.8
          4Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 32.64701.7121545.0s60.6
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 28.611081.2213579.7s59.6
          6Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 28.42807.8918602.1s55.9
          7Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 30.72594.9325589.2s55.9
          8TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 26.41976.3415629.5s54.8
          9Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *25.571071.7613642.6s54.4
          10HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *27.03860.4817624.7s54.4
          11Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *27.83726.0920621.6s53.8
          12Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 26.96819.2518629.6s53.7
          13Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 25.121055.2114653.9s53.5
          14Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 29.05584.2425619.1s53.2
          15PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 31.55413.8536620.4s53.0
          16Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 27.43680.3022635.1s52.5
          17DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 26.63736.0020644.9s52.1
          18ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 27.38636.4123642.1s51.7
          19GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 25.80796.5418656.7s51.6
          20Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 28.81516.0829636.9s51.6
          21GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 27.95540.7727647.6s50.8
          22VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 25.40765.9119668.9s50.6
          23Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 27.41551.8027656.1s50.2
          24Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 24.96777.7619678.0s50.0
          25Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 24.42839.9117685.6s49.9
          26Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 25.58674.1022675.4s49.5
          27Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.90456.8732669.0s49.0
          28Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 25.16676.0922685.0s48.9
          29Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 28.51411.4436672.0s48.8
          30Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 27.24491.0130672.8s48.8
          31Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 23.95804.3218700.9s48.7
          32Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *22.231017.4714733.6s48.2
          33YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.20840.3417718.0s47.9
          34Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 25.93525.8028692.6s47.6
          35Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *21.581074.7513750.9s47.6
          36Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 25.96515.5929694.1s47.5
          37Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *21.891001.4614745.3s47.4
          38GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 22.80820.8718730.9s47.1
          39Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 25.36537.4827703.2s47.0
          40Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 21.98937.4516746.3s47.0
          41Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.58383.2339700.5s46.9
          42MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *23.36731.3020724.2s46.8
          43Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 24.04648.1023716.6s46.8
          44Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *24.18630.8423715.3s46.7
          45ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 22.10874.9317747.2s46.5
          46Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *25.35507.2429709.9s46.4
          47WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 24.33587.2825718.7s46.3
          48LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 21.65863.6917762.2s45.6
          49Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 24.28537.3127729.3s45.4
          50Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 23.71579.5825736.2s45.2
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          About the results

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

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

          Necrozma type chart

          When fighting Necrozma, keep in mind the following that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, and Psychic type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Necrozma Raids

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

          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.