Best Impidimp counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Impidimp 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

          • Steel32.0%
          • Poison21.5%
          • Fairy18.0%
          • Flying5.0%
          • Fighting4.5%
          • Fire4.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Water2.5%
          • Grass2.5%
          • Rock2.0%
          • Ghost1.5%
          • Ground1.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *89.922537.35145.7s176.6
          2Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 81.673127.08148.7s170.7
          3Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 79.342272.76151.7s156.3
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 73.652948.12153.8s155.3
          5MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *74.182480.85154.3s150.8
          6NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 65.683619.64058.8s147.9
          7Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 73.512074.41155.9s144.3
          8Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 74.801843.27155.9s142.9
          9XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 61.693670.72062.3s141.1
          10Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)SteelMetal Claw FairyPlay Rough 61.263534.34162.8s139.2
          11DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 64.642760.21160.9s138.1
          12Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 59.973539.36164.1s136.9
          13Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 67.462165.07160.0s136.0
          14Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 62.432920.34162.6s135.9
          15MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *59.713309.28164.6s134.6
          16Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw FairyMoonblast 62.532639.78163.0s133.3
          17Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *57.373543.95166.8s132.2
          18XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 66.591961.03161.4s131.9
          19Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *57.713196.79166.9s130.1
          20Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 61.942418.12164.1s130.0
          21Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 61.942418.12164.1s130.0
          22Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 61.942418.12164.1s130.0
          23Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 61.942418.12164.1s130.0
          24Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 61.942418.12164.1s130.0
          25Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 59.432832.68165.7s129.9
          26Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *69.311545.72261.3s129.7
          27Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 67.241730.95261.9s129.6
          28RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 63.892109.53163.2s129.5
          29Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 65.031960.95162.7s129.4
          30TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 57.363177.87167.3s129.3
          31Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumePoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 64.861913.44163.0s128.5
          32Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)PoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 59.092663.97166.3s127.7
          33OverqwilOverqwilPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 58.882678.29166.5s127.5
          34ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 61.382262.17165.0s127.3
          35Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarSteelIron Tail RockStone Edge 54.863435.53169.8s126.8
          36Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 59.232409.80166.8s125.3
          37Shadow SkuntankShadow Pokémon iconShadow SkuntankPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 60.792166.91165.9s125.2
          38Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *58.442521.48167.3s125.2
          39JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 60.232195.65166.3s124.6
          40Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylSteelSteel Wing SteelIron Head 59.202346.03167.0s124.6
          41Shadow MukShadow Pokémon iconShadow MukPoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 59.342271.84167.0s124.0
          42GardevoirGardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 60.842031.81166.3s123.6
          43Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringSteelMetal Claw FairyPlay Rough 63.681670.06265.2s123.2
          44Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch FairyDazzling Gleam 57.052388.59169.1s121.4
          45Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip PoisonSludge Bomb 54.522758.43171.3s120.6
          46PrimarinaPrimarinaFairyCharm FairyMoonblast 54.792674.72171.1s120.3
          47Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed FairyDazzling Gleam 54.812645.95171.1s120.1
          48Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *55.832444.86170.4s119.9
          49Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega SteelixSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 52.123192.21173.6s119.9
          50SylveonSylveonFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 52.322999.50173.6s118.7
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          Impidimp type chart

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

          The top-ranked Impidimp counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Mega Gardevoir, Mega Beedrill, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Metagross, Nihilego, Shadow Gardevoir, and Mega Gengar, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Impidimp are:

          TypingUsage %

          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.