Best Cursola counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Cursola 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%
          • Ghost29.5%
          • Dragon6.0%
          • Psychic6.0%
          • Water3.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Fire3.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 36.411619.682107.8s78.5
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 43.13641.285105.9s74.3
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 37.181078.603110.2s73.4
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 34.00996.803120.3s67.3
          5Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 39.61504.437119.4s66.1
          6Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *37.16575.326121.9s64.6
          7HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *30.941133.653129.0s64.1
          8Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 28.821368.872135.4s62.9
          9Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 33.16789.564126.8s62.9
          10TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 30.731060.103130.7s62.9
          11Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 34.06647.365127.9s61.7
          12Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 37.67432.948128.8s61.6
          13DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 30.69895.224133.4s60.7
          14Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 35.20513.547130.3s60.4
          15Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 33.17638.805131.1s60.3
          16Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *30.26783.524137.3s58.4
          17Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 32.97517.406137.0s57.5
          18GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.13594.206139.9s56.4
          19Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.33496.197140.4s56.1
          20Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 28.18814.904145.4s55.6
          21Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 32.09483.747142.0s55.5
          22GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 33.85388.709143.4s55.4
          23GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 25.921102.843151.9s55.4
          24Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 35.81308.8611147.2s55.3
          25Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 29.62644.895143.9s55.2
          26ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 33.41400.128143.7s55.1
          27LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 31.23511.747143.4s54.9
          28YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 26.92911.543149.5s54.9
          29Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 30.45556.146144.1s54.7
          30ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 25.281142.533155.0s54.7
          31MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *30.34560.876144.3s54.7
          32Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 28.85634.135147.5s53.8
          33Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 32.43400.118147.0s53.8
          34Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 28.93597.156148.5s53.3
          35Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *25.32983.553156.8s53.1
          36WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 28.21638.495150.2s53.0
          37Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 33.12333.6710151.9s52.7
          38Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 32.57352.7310151.4s52.6
          39Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.77374.169151.8s52.2
          40ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 29.04523.436151.5s52.0
          41Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 25.23827.894160.1s51.1
          42Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *25.83752.504158.5s51.0
          43Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)PsychicZen Headbutt DarkDark Pulse 38.67150.0123189.1s50.8
          44Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *25.40776.724160.3s50.7
          45RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 26.52607.175159.5s49.9
          46Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 28.27470.587157.9s49.9
          47Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 27.39527.156158.8s49.7
          48Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 25.17723.484162.9s49.6
          49HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.11508.087161.1s49.0
          50Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseDarkBite WaterHydro Cannon *24.45741.784166.7s48.7
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          About the results

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

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

          Cursola type chart

          When fighting Cursola, 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.

          Best move-types and weather for Cursola Raids

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

          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.