Best Garganacl counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Garganacl 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

          • Fighting27.5%
          • Grass19.5%
          • Ground17.0%
          • Water16.0%
          • Steel14.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *34.801592.722112.5s75.4
          2Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *34.651617.202112.8s75.4
          3Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *32.881456.192119.4s70.8
          4Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *30.721867.551124.9s70.6
          5Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *33.20912.693124.2s64.8
          6TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *29.421453.342132.3s64.8
          7Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *28.681404.092135.8s63.0
          8KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 30.731027.403131.2s62.5
          9Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 31.93851.844129.6s62.0
          10GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *27.061566.602142.3s61.5
          11Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 27.611405.312140.7s61.2
          12Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 29.491067.383135.5s60.9
          13MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *27.331431.332141.8s60.9
          14Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *29.291068.543136.4s60.6
          15Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *28.321203.812139.1s60.5
          16Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 27.481347.832141.7s60.4
          17LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 27.521309.562141.8s60.1
          18Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 31.72608.255137.2s57.6
          19Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 29.93758.014139.3s57.5
          20Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 27.361063.573145.1s57.4
          21ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw GroundScorching Sands 24.901486.852154.3s57.0
          22Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 26.451173.933148.4s57.0
          23Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 26.531142.323148.3s56.8
          24KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *27.041033.263147.1s56.5
          25Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *27.021028.823147.2s56.4
          26Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 29.13748.094142.8s56.1
          27Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *25.981153.213151.1s56.0
          28ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 25.431213.572153.4s55.6
          29Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *28.65751.674144.8s55.4
          30Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 27.60849.744147.4s55.2
          31DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 24.461286.382158.4s54.5
          32ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 25.621061.333154.1s54.4
          33GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *23.851382.902161.3s54.3
          34Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *24.241290.302159.7s54.2
          35Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 25.451062.563155.0s54.1
          36Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *29.14618.535146.8s54.0
          37CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *21.931832.241172.0s53.8
          38Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 27.05794.604151.2s53.6
          39Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 26.00907.103154.3s53.3
          40Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *27.70702.555150.5s53.2
          41Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 28.72593.026149.6s52.9
          42Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 22.641484.572168.7s52.8
          43EmpoleonEmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *24.301105.553161.2s52.6
          44MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 24.511052.643160.6s52.4
          45SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *23.611189.543164.6s52.2
          46RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 22.921332.572167.8s52.2
          47Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 28.64549.816151.9s52.0
          48MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *22.621378.842169.6s52.0
          49Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 24.461008.793161.5s51.9
          50XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 27.10647.215155.1s51.4
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          Garganacl type chart

          When fighting Garganacl, keep in mind the following that Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Flying, Normal, and Poison 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 Garganacl in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Garganacl down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Garganacl counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Primal Kyogre, Shadow Metagross, and Mega Swampert. The table also includes Mega Sceptile, Terrakion, Shadow Garchomp, and Kartana, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Garganacl 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.