Best Dottler counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Dottler 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

          • Fire30.5%
          • Ghost14.5%
          • Flying13.0%
          • Dark12.5%
          • Bug12.5%
          • Rock11.5%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 55.374268.26068.4s133.5
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.003164.70188.3s102.7
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 46.281952.53185.2s98.7
          4Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.173351.58193.9s98.5
          5RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 42.692591.03189.9s98.0
          6Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *45.121983.01187.1s97.0
          7Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *40.752455.31194.2s93.4
          8ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *38.752726.45198.2s91.7
          9Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 40.732169.54195.0s91.1
          10Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.362221.36195.7s90.8
          11Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 37.212981.851101.6s90.5
          12YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl FlyingOblivion Wing *36.293219.451103.7s90.1
          13Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 41.571860.49194.3s89.7
          14Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl FlyingBrave Bird 41.611755.53294.7s88.7
          15Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 38.032284.491101.0s87.1
          16Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *37.302417.211102.5s86.8
          17Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 36.612537.641104.0s86.4
          18HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *33.153630.360112.6s85.9
          19Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 37.512149.001102.7s85.1
          20Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *37.812069.951102.2s85.0
          21Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 39.661606.41299.7s83.8
          22Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *37.251955.581104.0s83.0
          23Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 35.392310.921108.0s82.5
          24GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 32.633156.781114.9s82.5
          25Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.891299.77299.1s82.3
          26ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin GhostShadow Ball 36.111977.981107.0s81.2
          27Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *32.722824.271115.1s80.8
          28Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 38.191547.462103.6s80.7
          29MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *33.902413.891112.2s80.4
          30VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 34.582145.631110.8s79.8
          31Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *31.842904.101118.0s79.5
          32Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 34.502120.601111.1s79.4
          33Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *36.551675.782107.1s79.2
          34TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.592189.511113.8s78.3
          35Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 31.022925.111121.0s78.0
          36Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 37.661367.712106.1s77.9
          37HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *34.301938.391112.4s77.6
          38Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 34.671859.721111.6s77.6
          39Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 31.492694.371119.7s77.6
          40Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 32.362363.231117.3s77.2
          41Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 35.341665.042110.5s77.0
          42DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 35.341665.042110.5s77.0
          43Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 31.002723.921121.4s76.8
          44Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *35.991508.732109.6s76.6
          45HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl FlyingBrave Bird 34.681738.372112.1s76.6
          46Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *37.871233.752106.7s76.6
          47Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 31.752433.471119.3s76.5
          48Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 35.441576.682110.7s76.4
          49Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 34.571689.552112.7s75.9
          50Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 34.981596.412111.9s75.8
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          Dottler type chart

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Dottler 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.