Best Hypno counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Hypno 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

          • Dark33.5%
          • Ghost26.0%
          • Bug20.5%
          • Dragon4.0%
          • Fire3.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Electric2.5%
          • Water2.5%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.622496.341112.8s80.5
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.851663.902115.0s74.4
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 39.62899.864106.9s74.4
          4Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 35.45907.093117.4s68.2
          5Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 30.441612.272127.2s68.0
          6Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 31.261319.402126.1s66.6
          7HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *28.651587.802134.7s64.6
          8TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 28.181638.752136.5s64.2
          9Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 26.971938.031140.9s64.1
          10Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 33.73780.244125.2s63.6
          11Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *30.161149.603131.9s63.0
          12Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 31.49963.533129.3s62.9
          13DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 28.641354.012136.3s62.5
          14Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 30.79970.833131.8s61.8
          15Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *27.751386.532140.1s61.2
          16Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 29.501047.453135.8s60.7
          17Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 26.721432.962144.8s59.8
          18Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 29.171014.823137.6s59.8
          19GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 27.811211.582141.3s59.7
          20Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 29.38971.493137.4s59.6
          21ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 29.71864.764137.8s58.7
          22Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.83837.454137.9s58.5
          23Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 26.911221.782145.6s58.2
          24PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 34.95416.168137.6s57.6
          25VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 27.501045.893144.7s57.4
          26Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 26.391188.513148.5s57.0
          27YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 24.911482.962154.2s57.0
          28Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 27.62980.473145.0s56.8
          29Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.61734.704141.2s56.6
          30Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 31.28546.626141.4s55.7
          31GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 30.86543.206143.2s55.0
          32Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 26.021056.933152.0s55.0
          33GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 23.611537.962161.9s55.0
          34ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 23.731462.342161.6s54.7
          35Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *24.091369.302159.9s54.6
          36Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 30.24553.896145.0s54.4
          37Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 27.56790.784148.8s54.3
          38WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 26.19950.763152.6s54.1
          39MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *24.991129.603156.8s54.0
          40Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 28.50675.105147.6s54.0
          41Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 28.41682.345147.8s54.0
          42Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 26.38871.744153.0s53.5
          43Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *23.421375.262164.2s53.4
          44ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 26.91794.724151.9s53.3
          45Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *23.801278.572162.5s53.3
          46Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 26.84763.744153.0s52.8
          47Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *27.90622.705152.2s52.2
          48LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 23.241246.802166.5s52.0
          49Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 27.17675.855153.8s52.0
          50Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 23.851123.233163.8s52.0
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          About the results

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

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

          Hypno type chart

          When fighting Hypno, keep in mind the following that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, 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 Hypno Raids

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

          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.