Best Spectrier counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Spectrier 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

          • Dark42.0%
          • Ghost29.0%
          • Psychic6.0%
          • Dragon5.5%
          • Fire3.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Ground2.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Ice1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 41.881438.9210399.9s85.6
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 50.54534.1928409.1s81.3
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 43.21964.0215409.4s80.9
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 38.811036.0114444.5s75.3
          5Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 46.18458.8332455.6s73.3
          6Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *44.19511.7329456.7s72.4
          7HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *35.95931.5416481.6s69.4
          8Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 37.93746.3220475.9s69.2
          9TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 35.50943.3915486.1s68.9
          10Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 38.87643.3123479.2s68.5
          11Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 43.93393.7938493.8s68.3
          12Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 33.061115.0513507.6s67.3
          13Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 41.07448.9833498.9s66.5
          14DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 35.12788.2519503.2s65.8
          15Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 38.12563.1526500.0s65.6
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 37.05617.9024502.0s65.4
          17Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *34.90673.8922518.8s63.4
          18LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 37.63470.3731526.1s62.6
          19YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 30.321087.1213549.9s62.5
          20Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 37.21471.1231530.5s62.1
          21Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 42.26284.0052566.2s62.0
          22GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 36.86481.3831531.6s61.9
          23ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 38.69377.2539546.7s61.2
          24Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 37.33429.2434541.6s61.1
          25GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 30.71918.2716553.7s61.0
          26GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 39.99325.8746559.2s61.0
          27Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 35.01545.9027538.4s60.9
          28MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *35.78495.1830540.4s60.8
          29Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 37.03427.6235545.3s60.6
          30Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 34.35567.1626542.5s60.5
          31Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 33.56610.9224545.1s60.3
          32ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 28.811034.3614578.7s59.4
          33Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)PsychicZen Headbutt DarkDark Pulse 47.72138.05108749.0s59.1
          34Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 34.31504.6529556.0s59.0
          35Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 38.57318.6247577.2s59.0
          36Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 39.13294.7950586.9s58.7
          37WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.12633.4223561.7s58.6
          38Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 33.37544.6627559.6s58.6
          39Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 37.01339.9844581.8s57.8
          40ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 33.39461.6332579.2s56.7
          41Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *28.95803.4218592.8s56.7
          42Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 28.41849.1917598.6s56.5
          43RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 30.29631.5123590.1s55.9
          44Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *29.26718.5920596.1s55.9
          45HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 30.48606.6324591.0s55.7
          46Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 30.90541.4427596.3s55.1
          47Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *29.18666.0822604.1s54.9
          48Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 32.60428.9834599.9s54.8
          49Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.37550.8627619.7s53.1
          50HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 30.60462.6132619.9s52.9
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          Spectrier type chart

          When fighting Spectrier, 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.

          About the results

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

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Spectrier 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.