Best Polteageist (Phony) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Polteageist (Phony) 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

          • Dark44.0%
          • Ghost29.0%
          • Psychic5.0%
          • Dragon4.5%
          • Water3.5%
          • Fire3.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Rock2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Ground1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 34.622040.281111.0s79.0
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 35.061356.732113.3s73.4
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 42.81491.697113.4s70.0
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 31.441114.173127.4s64.7
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 33.12896.134124.8s64.5
          6Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 38.98426.738126.1s63.1
          7TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 29.101336.092134.5s63.1
          8HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *29.761183.323133.2s62.7
          9Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.36825.334128.7s62.2
          10Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *36.36521.116126.6s62.2
          11Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 27.781431.022139.7s61.7
          12DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 29.471014.433136.3s60.3
          13Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 31.79724.214133.1s59.8
          14Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 37.05365.929136.5s58.8
          15Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 34.29463.517136.1s58.0
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 31.01655.735138.0s57.4
          17Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 30.34698.235139.3s57.1
          18YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 25.651161.543152.8s55.5
          19Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *29.70631.735144.0s55.1
          20Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 30.68547.916143.6s54.9
          21Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 28.38688.125147.8s54.0
          22GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 24.831148.053157.5s53.9
          23GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 30.48514.067146.1s53.9
          24ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 24.381195.153159.7s53.6
          25WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 26.88814.624151.6s53.5
          26ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 32.34381.649149.1s53.2
          27LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 31.02448.578148.2s53.2
          28Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 29.28562.566148.6s53.2
          29Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 35.50262.8013156.2s53.1
          30Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 27.73667.695151.4s52.7
          31MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *29.64507.427149.8s52.6
          32GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 33.83299.4312154.5s52.5
          33Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.98363.869152.2s52.2
          34Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 27.79623.385152.7s52.1
          35ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 27.81593.216153.7s51.6
          36Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 28.28550.756153.5s51.5
          37Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 32.37301.7711159.0s50.7
          38Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 32.11306.8911159.0s50.6
          39Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *24.90807.414162.4s50.3
          40Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.24316.1511160.8s49.8
          41Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *24.64799.014164.1s49.8
          42Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)PsychicZen Headbutt DarkDark Pulse 38.18136.8626199.5s49.3
          43HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 25.62645.885162.8s49.2
          44HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 25.17689.225163.9s49.1
          45Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 24.45741.044166.7s48.7
          46Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 27.16491.367161.9s48.7
          47Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 24.23741.394168.0s48.4
          48RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 25.87546.166165.5s47.9
          49Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *24.89625.915167.7s47.7
          50BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.71753.234171.0s47.7
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          Polteageist (Phony) type chart

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Polteageist (Phony) 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.