Best Cufant counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Cufant 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

          • Fire41.5%
          • Fighting33.5%
          • Ground22.5%
          • Water1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *72.374399.38053.0s166.2
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *69.834095.63055.1s159.2
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *75.042408.38154.0s151.3
          4Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 63.253043.41161.6s138.5
          5ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *62.802634.14162.8s133.7
          6Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 61.752457.85164.2s130.1
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *55.783563.49168.6s129.4
          8Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *60.602540.64165.1s129.0
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *68.361586.05261.7s129.0
          10Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *61.342369.83164.8s128.4
          11Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *62.062039.53165.1s125.7
          12TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *64.691707.05264.1s125.3
          13Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 61.371953.21166.0s123.5
          14Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 58.692225.68167.8s122.4
          15GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *56.502580.56169.3s122.4
          16VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 55.232778.21170.4s122.0
          17Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 63.911548.02265.6s121.6
          18Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 63.391561.63266.0s121.1
          19Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *60.271831.06167.6s120.1
          20MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 52.722994.67173.1s119.4
          21Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 58.551931.57168.9s118.7
          22Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *62.331482.16267.5s118.2
          23HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *55.272365.27171.2s118.2
          24Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 52.082809.34174.3s116.7
          25Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 58.931730.65269.4s116.7
          26Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 60.011555.64269.2s115.8
          27Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 57.351788.58270.8s114.9
          28DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 57.351788.58270.8s114.9
          29ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 56.031956.29171.6s114.9
          30LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 59.981480.00269.8s114.6
          31Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 56.541830.61171.5s114.2
          32Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 52.982358.77174.1s114.2
          33Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 57.201686.08271.5s113.3
          34Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 50.762638.69176.4s112.9
          35EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 51.382426.32176.0s112.1
          36Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *46.473487.93181.6s111.5
          37CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.252488.67177.4s110.7
          38ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 54.801755.14273.9s110.4
          39ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 54.011856.43174.4s110.4
          40Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 55.591658.12273.4s110.4
          41BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *56.361555.70273.1s110.2
          42Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 55.041702.94273.9s110.1
          43Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 55.651593.12273.7s109.6
          44DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *52.132052.99176.1s109.6
          45Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *51.842055.35176.5s109.1
          46Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 50.082261.79178.2s108.3
          47GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *51.181998.45177.5s107.4
          48EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FireBlast Burn *53.411690.18275.9s107.4
          49Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 58.221201.39273.8s107.2
          50Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *45.772858.87183.7s105.7
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          Cufant type chart

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

          The top-ranked Cufant counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, and Shadow Moltres. The table also includes Reshiram, Shadow Entei, Shadow Ho-Oh, and Shadow Charizard, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Cufant 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.