The 30 BEST Calyrex Counters (Updated February 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Calyrex 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 Calyrex Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Mega Pinsir, Mega Scizor, Pheromosa, Volcarona, Shadow Scizor, and Mega Beedrill. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 5 Trainers to defeat Calyrex in a 5-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega PinsirMega Pinsir
          Bug Bite / X-Scissor
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega ScizorMega Scizor
          Fury Cutter / X-Scissor
          #3
          Official artwork of PheromosaPheromosa
          Bug Bite / Bug Buzz
          #4
          Official artwork of VolcaronaVolcarona
          Bug Bite / Bug Buzz
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ScizorShadow Scizor
          Fury Cutter / X-Scissor
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BeedrillMega Beedrill
          Bug Bite / X-Scissor
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 51.802152.26318s110.1
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 50.071664.39336s101.7
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 44.432407.96363s99.7
          4.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 61.91593.825344s97.6
          5.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 47.401579.99355s96.3
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ScizorShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 46.301605.89362s94.8
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 52.46799.118361s90.9
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow PinsirShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 48.811035.914366s90.4
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ScytherShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *47.691068.414371s89.3
          10.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Shock Drive)Genesect (Shock Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 40.791838.18401s88.1
          11.Thumbnail image of GenesectGenesectBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 40.791838.18401s88.1
          12.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Douse Drive)Genesect (Douse Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 40.791838.18401s88.1
          13.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Chill Drive)Genesect (Chill Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 40.791838.18401s88.1
          14.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Burn Drive)Genesect (Burn Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 40.791838.18401s88.1
          15.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 36.762272.46435s84.7
          16.Thumbnail image of EscavalierEscavalierBugBug Bite BugMegahorn 39.491669.48416s84.2
          17.Thumbnail image of YanmegaYanmegaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 42.351204.512405s83.3
          18.Thumbnail image of VikavoltVikavoltBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 43.371082.213402s83.1
          19.Thumbnail image of ScizorScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 38.561585.39427s81.8
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *39.891388.110420s81.7
          21.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 40.191306.811420s81.2
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl BugMegahorn 41.031197.012416s81.1
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 37.181508.09444s78.6
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 43.61806.218419s78.6
          25.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.09808.918423s77.9
          26.Thumbnail image of PinsirPinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 40.461022.214430s77.7
          27.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl FlyingOblivion Wing *33.012254.76482s77.7
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HonchkrowShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl FlyingSky Attack 38.071229.712443s76.8
          29.Thumbnail image of ScytherScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *39.511053.714437s76.7
          30.Thumbnail image of LokixLokixBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 36.001441.010459s75.9
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Calyrex in a 5-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 3 - 5 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 6+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Calyrex CP range from Raids

          Calyrex can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1234 CP to 1301 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1542 CP to 1627 CP with Windy and Sunny weather boost

          Calyrex weaknesses

          Calyrex type chart

          When fighting Calyrex, keep in mind the that Psychic and Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Psychic, and Water type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          BugBug256.0%
          DarkDark160.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          GhostGhost160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          PoisonPoison160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          ElectricElectric62.5%
          FightingFighting62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          GroundGround62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%
          WaterWater62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Calyrex Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Bug146.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire84.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dark48.0%
          • fogFog
          Flying46.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost44.0%
          • fogFog
          Poison10.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ice8.0%
          • snowSnow
          Psychic4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dragon2.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fairy2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Calyrex in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Calyrex 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.