Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) Pokémon GO counters are Shadow Metagross, Mega Gengar, Mega Rayquaza, Metagross, Mega Beedrill, Shadow Excadrill, and Shadow Gengar. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 4 - 9 Trainers to defeat Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) in a 5-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MetagrossShadow Metagross
          Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Sludge Bomb
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #3
          Official artwork of MetagrossMetagross
          Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BeedrillMega Beedrill
          Poison Jab / Sludge Bomb
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ExcadrillShadow Excadrill
          Metal Claw / Iron Head
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GengarShadow Gengar
          Lick / Sludge Bomb
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *29.24589.625615s53.6
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 26.50527.028680s48.5
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 24.78545.027716s46.2
          4.Thumbnail image of MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *24.12578.325726s45.8
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 26.39397.837720s45.6
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 25.23405.037743s44.2
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 25.32327.845776s42.4
          8.Thumbnail image of NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 22.21538.827787s42.3
          9.Thumbnail image of DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 21.55482.731821s40.4
          10.Thumbnail image of MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *20.99531.728828s40.3
          11.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme DialgaOrigin Forme DialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 21.11500.829831s40.0
          12.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *18.99757.819870s40.0
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ToxicroakShadow ToxicroakPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 23.85293.451834s39.1
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *22.07372.740841s39.0
          15.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 20.58477.931855s38.8
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VictreebelShadow VictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 22.71318.847849s38.7
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 19.69548.727872s38.6
          18.Thumbnail image of JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 19.93520.128869s38.5
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VileplumeShadow VileplumePoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 21.72351.342862s38.1
          20.Thumbnail image of RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 21.13386.438866s38.0
          21.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 20.80398.537872s37.7
          22.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Shock Drive)Genesect (Shock Drive)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 20.64395.537879s37.5
          23.Thumbnail image of GenesectGenesectSteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 20.64395.537879s37.5
          24.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Douse Drive)Genesect (Douse Drive)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 20.64395.537879s37.5
          25.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Chill Drive)Genesect (Chill Drive)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 20.64395.537879s37.5
          26.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Burn Drive)Genesect (Burn Drive)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 20.64395.537879s37.5
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ScizorShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 21.78318.647877s37.4
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 19.55471.031895s37.2
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 19.55471.031895s37.2
          30.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *18.89508.329913s36.7
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          Group size

          You need at least 4 Trainers to defeat a Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) in a 5-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 4 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 6 - 9 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 10+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 4 Trainers

          Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) CP range from Raids

          Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 2100 CP to 2188 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2625 CP to 2735 CP with Cloudy weather boost

          Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) weaknesses

          Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) type chart

          When fighting Zacian (Hero of Many Battles), keep in mind the that Fairy-type Pokémon are weak to Poison and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dark, Fighting, and Dragon type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          PoisonPoison160.0%
          SteelSteel160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          DragonDragon39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          DarkDark62.5%
          FightingFighting62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Zacian (Hero of Many Battles) Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Steel126.0%
          • snowSnow
          Poison106.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Psychic26.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying24.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fire24.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water22.0%
          • rainRain
          Electric18.0%
          • rainRain
          Ground18.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Ghost14.0%
          • fogFog
          Grass8.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal6.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Rock4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain
          Ice2.0%
          • snowSnow

          About our ranking methodology

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

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.