Best Runerigus counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Runerigus 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

          • Grass30.5%
          • Water19.0%
          • Ghost17.5%
          • Dark17.0%
          • Ice9.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon2.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *31.191641.142124.2s69.6
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 28.291688.532135.8s64.7
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *28.141384.732138.3s61.9
          4Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 33.12681.845129.8s61.0
          5Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 28.631119.153138.6s60.1
          6Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *29.52981.153136.6s59.9
          7Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite WaterHydro Pump 24.401465.992157.4s55.9
          8Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *26.351084.113149.9s55.9
          9Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 25.851135.183152.0s55.5
          10KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 28.07756.954147.3s54.6
          11Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 29.98580.116144.9s54.5
          12Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 27.69708.065150.3s53.3
          13Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *26.09891.224154.2s53.3
          14Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 28.43615.635150.0s52.9
          15Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 26.80766.944153.1s52.8
          16ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 22.741439.202168.3s52.7
          17Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *27.72652.265152.0s52.4
          18HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *24.131120.083162.1s52.4
          19KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *24.361049.853161.5s52.2
          20Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *24.311043.773161.9s52.0
          21TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 23.821105.583164.2s51.8
          22Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 25.72807.794157.8s51.6
          23Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 24.82907.553160.9s51.4
          24Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *25.69761.124159.0s51.0
          25Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 28.47497.297155.4s50.7
          26Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 23.201087.413168.4s50.5
          27DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 23.86958.563165.9s50.4
          28Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 25.63708.815160.8s50.1
          29Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 26.81592.846158.6s50.1
          30Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 25.68683.725161.2s49.8
          31Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 24.16858.814165.8s49.7
          32Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *23.71908.363167.7s49.6
          33Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *25.69660.245162.0s49.5
          34Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *24.84711.535165.2s48.9
          35Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *23.42878.774170.1s48.7
          36Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite WaterHydro Pump 21.811069.523178.5s47.9
          37GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *23.70774.014170.5s47.9
          38Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 23.84755.524170.0s47.9
          39Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 23.16829.624172.8s47.7
          40Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 24.94613.505167.8s47.6
          41Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch GrassGrass Knot 25.11590.226167.8s47.5
          42Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite WaterHydro Pump 23.76688.245172.4s46.9
          43Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage IceWeather Ball 22.75804.354176.1s46.8
          44YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 20.761091.843186.6s46.3
          45GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 23.75635.005174.3s46.1
          46CrawdauntCrawdauntDarkSnarl WaterCrabhammer 23.46662.385175.2s46.1
          47MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 22.08833.814180.3s46.0
          48BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 22.79736.434177.5s46.0
          49SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *21.71881.824182.2s45.9
          50WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 22.99699.295177.2s45.8
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          Runerigus type chart

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

          The top-ranked Runerigus counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Tyranitar, Mega Swampert, and Mega Gengar. The table also includes Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Sceptile, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Blastoise, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Runerigus 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.