Best Calyrex (Ice Rider) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Calyrex (Ice Rider) 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

          • Fire30.0%
          • Dark17.5%
          • Ghost16.5%
          • Steel9.5%
          • Bug9.5%
          • Rock9.0%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Dragon0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *26.89992.9715618.3s55.8
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 25.981087.5313632.5s55.3
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.04634.8023629.6s52.6
          4Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 30.82408.0536633.7s51.9
          5Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *30.29434.9234633.1s51.8
          6Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 26.58721.2920647.6s51.8
          7MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *22.34979.3215732.7s48.0
          8Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 23.17814.5118720.9s47.6
          9Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 27.59399.3437694.0s47.3
          10ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *24.59606.7224709.0s47.0
          11Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *26.64404.7237711.4s46.1
          12Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 26.29418.1035714.1s45.9
          13Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 25.13488.2230719.9s45.7
          14Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *24.25551.4827727.3s45.6
          15Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.33290.7751735.7s45.3
          16Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 24.26531.3128731.3s45.2
          17HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *21.22890.6916774.3s45.2
          18Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 23.77540.3227742.1s44.7
          19TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 22.01712.0321765.7s44.4
          20Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 24.73449.3433740.1s44.4
          21Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *23.88513.1429745.1s44.4
          22HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *22.56624.9824760.9s44.1
          23Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *22.25655.8622765.6s44.1
          24Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 26.15341.5643749.3s43.9
          25Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 20.62826.7618799.9s43.5
          26Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *24.88393.0938755.4s43.4
          27GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 21.01683.7421801.8s42.5
          28Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *23.98401.0637775.1s42.3
          29DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 21.71583.4925793.6s42.2
          30Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 22.41509.5929787.1s42.1
          31ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin GhostShadow Ball 23.41428.1735780.9s42.1
          32Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 23.29432.6534782.8s42.0
          33Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 22.85462.2032786.2s41.9
          34Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.48414.7536783.4s41.9
          35Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *26.04274.3254794.9s41.8
          36Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter SteelIron Head 20.07738.7920828.5s41.6
          37VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 21.91523.4928799.2s41.6
          38Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *21.53559.2526804.1s41.6
          39PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 28.22192.0578844.0s41.5
          40Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *21.65531.9728805.6s41.3
          41Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 19.10852.0217855.9s41.2
          42Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 22.76428.8834798.9s41.2
          43DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 20.30662.4922829.3s41.1
          44RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 24.53302.8149809.6s40.7
          45Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 22.71404.2737808.9s40.6
          46Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 20.44607.1024832.8s40.5
          47MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *19.06775.0319864.2s40.3
          48Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.41340.1644817.2s40.2
          49Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 22.58385.4738819.8s40.0
          50DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 22.58385.4738819.8s40.0
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Calyrex (Ice Rider) counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Mega Tyranitar, Mega Y Charizard, and Mega Gengar. The table also includes Mega Blaziken, Shadow Tyranitar, Metagross, and Mega Houndoom, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Calyrex (Ice Rider) type chart

          When fighting Calyrex (Ice Rider), keep in mind the following that Psychic and Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, Fire, Ghost, Rock, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Ice, and Psychic type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Calyrex (Ice Rider) Raids

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

          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.