Best Scream Tail counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Scream Tail 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

          • Ghost33.5%
          • Steel31.0%
          • Poison12.0%
          • Flying4.5%
          • Fire3.0%
          • Electric2.5%
          • Grass2.5%
          • Water2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Ground1.5%
          • Rock1.5%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 31.555088.280116.9s88.6
          2Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *29.093822.210127.5s78.3
          3Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 28.344120.530130.5s77.9
          4Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 26.933587.011137.7s72.7
          5Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *22.636164.830161.4s70.8
          6GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 22.416083.530163.0s70.0
          7MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *24.333683.870151.9s67.4
          8ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 23.993649.740154.0s66.5
          9GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 24.283231.141152.7s65.5
          10NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 22.103924.360166.5s63.3
          11Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 22.233808.230165.7s63.2
          12Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 24.482616.681152.6s63.1
          13Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 23.902747.491155.9s62.6
          14Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 26.651704.402143.5s61.9
          15Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 22.803094.241162.5s61.8
          16Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *19.245900.960189.6s61.7
          17DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 21.933370.221168.5s60.9
          18Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *24.282009.881155.5s59.4
          19Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarSteelIron Tail DarkBrutal Swing 19.974049.060183.9s58.8
          20Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 21.233130.611174.2s58.5
          21Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 20.403646.190180.4s58.5
          22Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 24.161827.201156.9s58.0
          23Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 19.923676.730184.6s57.5
          24Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGhostAstonish GhostPoltergeist 20.613160.971179.2s57.3
          25Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 20.013391.441184.2s56.7
          26MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *19.753565.641186.4s56.7
          27LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 18.094662.020202.1s55.9
          28Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 20.852638.091178.1s55.7
          29Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 20.852638.091178.1s55.7
          30Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 20.852638.091178.1s55.7
          31Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 20.852638.091178.1s55.7
          32Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 20.852638.091178.1s55.7
          33Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 21.822197.471171.5s55.6
          34Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 22.082066.341170.0s55.4
          35Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylSteelSteel Wing SteelIron Head 20.152876.141183.7s55.2
          36ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 20.622568.321180.2s54.9
          37BanetteBanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 20.532535.371181.0s54.5
          38Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *20.142697.811184.1s54.4
          39JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 19.233212.511191.7s54.4
          40TrevenantTrevenantGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 19.103257.251192.9s54.2
          41Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 22.151835.161170.3s54.2
          42Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarSteelIron Tail DarkBrutal Swing 19.772828.361187.2s54.1
          43Shadow DusknoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow DusknoirGhostHex GhostShadow Ball *19.692758.281188.0s53.7
          44Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *19.722641.691188.0s53.3
          45MismagiusMismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 19.082955.071193.6s53.1
          46Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 20.592161.901181.5s52.9
          47Shadow RunerigusShadow Pokémon iconShadow RunerigusGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 18.842928.491196.0s52.5
          48Shadow CofagrigusShadow Pokémon iconShadow CofagrigusGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 18.842928.491196.0s52.5
          49Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 21.201800.311177.8s52.2
          50RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 21.721585.892174.8s51.8
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          Scream Tail type chart

          When fighting Scream Tail, keep in mind the following that Fairy and Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Ghost, Poison, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Psychic, Dragon, and Fighting 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 Scream Tail in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Scream Tail down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Scream Tail counter is Mega Gengar, followed by Shadow Metagross, Mega Banette, and Shadow Cursola. The table also includes Giratina (Origin Forme), Gholdengo, Metagross, and Chandelure, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Scream Tail are:

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          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.