Best Skeledirge counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Skeledirge 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

          • Dark23.5%
          • Water23.0%
          • Ground17.0%
          • Ghost17.0%
          • Rock12.5%
          • Psychic3.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Electric1.0%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *40.592008.44195.9s89.4
          2Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *40.621891.92196.2s88.3
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 36.662008.701105.4s82.4
          4Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 43.22796.664101.4s77.8
          5Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *36.791469.712107.7s77.5
          6Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 37.201331.272107.6s76.7
          7Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 36.951094.253110.6s73.3
          8Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap RockRock Wrecker *35.801178.863112.8s72.5
          9Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *34.181243.962116.9s70.7
          10Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 34.091213.322117.5s70.2
          11Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite WaterHydro Pump 31.521507.682123.8s68.9
          12Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *34.871014.413117.4s68.9
          13Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 33.141216.492120.5s68.7
          14Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 39.69601.405114.7s68.7
          15Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 37.20710.085117.1s67.4
          16Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *34.27946.533120.3s67.0
          17Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *36.97681.165118.5s66.6
          18KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *31.661206.672125.6s66.1
          19TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 30.831311.582127.7s65.8
          20Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 32.411070.133124.5s65.7
          21GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *31.951051.823126.4s64.7
          22Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *33.45873.804124.1s64.7
          23HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *31.941004.713127.0s64.1
          24Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 35.83635.885123.1s64.0
          25Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 37.76516.476123.2s64.0
          26Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 35.34613.475125.3s62.9
          27RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap RockRock Wrecker *29.531157.913134.3s62.0
          28RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 33.26707.105128.6s61.7
          29Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 35.18564.586127.8s61.6
          30DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 31.41850.764131.5s61.2
          31Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *30.52938.593133.3s61.0
          32Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 31.05871.354132.5s60.9
          33Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 34.00605.535129.7s60.8
          34Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 31.96760.384131.6s60.6
          35GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *31.13803.954133.6s60.0
          36ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 32.74627.605132.9s59.4
          37Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite WaterHydro Pump 28.131120.633140.8s59.3
          38Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 30.11841.824136.7s59.0
          39GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *28.78997.503139.5s58.9
          40Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 33.48550.946133.7s58.9
          41Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite WaterHydro Pump 30.82720.664136.8s58.2
          42TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 29.10899.924139.7s58.2
          43Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 29.90793.584138.5s58.0
          44KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 30.79700.005137.5s57.8
          45TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 28.47941.663141.7s57.7
          46GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 33.77480.987136.5s57.7
          47Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 30.33728.014138.5s57.6
          48CrawdauntCrawdauntDarkSnarl WaterCrabhammer 30.79686.645137.9s57.6
          49GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.75607.675137.1s57.6
          50SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *28.34932.503142.5s57.4
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Skeledirge counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Primal Kyogre, Mega Tyranitar, and Mega Gengar. The table also includes Mega Swampert, Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Diancie, and Shadow Rhyperior, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Skeledirge type chart

          When fighting Skeledirge, keep in mind the following that Fire and Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, Ghost, Ground, Rock, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, Poison, Steel, Bug, Fighting, and Normal type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Skeledirge Raids

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

          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.