Best Urshifu (Rapid Strike) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Urshifu (Rapid Strike) 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

          • Psychic33.5%
          • Grass23.5%
          • Electric19.5%
          • Flying15.5%
          • Fairy4.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 48.261789.798344.3s100.2
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *43.42999.1215405.5s81.8
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 37.501089.3913455.0s74.1
          4Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *39.30847.6317452.5s73.1
          5Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 34.761230.6712480.3s71.5
          6Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 34.301215.8712486.6s70.6
          7MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *35.79980.3215480.3s69.8
          8Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *37.25708.5221487.4s67.5
          9Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 33.93905.0616508.4s65.9
          10Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *35.88671.5122507.4s64.8
          11Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *28.381502.449568.5s63.4
          12Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 29.601259.6111554.3s63.2
          13LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 27.851594.149576.3s63.2
          14Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *36.14541.7627525.9s62.4
          15Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 33.21751.7419531.4s62.4
          16Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 34.81589.4125532.7s61.6
          17Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 34.60590.9325535.1s61.3
          18Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *29.551066.5014563.8s61.0
          19XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 35.39521.0128539.0s60.9
          20Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 33.77613.3524542.0s60.6
          21Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 37.70396.5037549.2s60.6
          22Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 31.33813.4018552.5s60.5
          23Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 30.42911.1416558.9s60.5
          24Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 36.06463.1232545.5s60.3
          25Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *29.031048.7614573.8s60.0
          26YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *31.81726.7220554.2s59.8
          27Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 32.03705.8821553.3s59.8
          28Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 28.531069.6414581.9s59.4
          29KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 37.39364.5341565.8s59.1
          30Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 33.76536.6327556.1s59.0
          31Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 28.201068.5114588.0s58.8
          32Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 30.61772.3519567.8s58.7
          33ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *30.79727.2820569.6s58.3
          34Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 31.87626.4223566.5s58.1
          35Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 28.96881.4117586.0s57.8
          36Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *30.33731.0420576.6s57.7
          37Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 30.59667.1222580.2s57.0
          38Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 31.94558.8226577.0s56.9
          39Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 33.84437.1934580.4s56.7
          40LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 28.06888.8116602.1s56.4
          41Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 34.98363.8441593.7s56.1
          42Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *33.00455.8332586.2s56.0
          43Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 30.73587.7025590.3s55.7
          44Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *31.14535.4828593.8s55.3
          45MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *29.52658.4522599.3s55.2
          46LugiaLugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *23.721481.8110672.8s54.8
          47Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 32.97401.5537604.4s54.6
          48Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 32.90401.2537605.4s54.5
          49ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 30.01547.7427609.4s53.9
          50AlakazamAlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *29.86533.1828614.9s53.4
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Urshifu (Rapid Strike) counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Rayquaza, and Mega Alakazam. The table also includes Mega Gardevoir, Mega Latios, Mewtwo, and Mega Sceptile, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Urshifu (Rapid Strike) type chart

          When fighting Urshifu (Rapid Strike), keep in mind the following that Fighting and Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Fairy, Flying, Grass, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dark, Fire, Ice, Rock, Steel, and Water type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Urshifu (Rapid Strike) Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • windyWindy
          • sunnySunny
          • rainRainy
          • windyWindy
          • cloudyCloudy
          • fogFog
          • cloudyCloudy
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy

          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.