Best Iron Hands counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Iron Hands in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Iron Hands counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Highest DPS

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          Best Iron Hands counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *40.393465.782171.6s122.9
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *44.432287.002103.0s119.0
          3Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *41.231967.98295.5s108.4
          4LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.095051.941173.7s105.6
          5Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 35.972484.202138.1s103.7
          6MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *36.862244.722121.8s103.0
          7Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 36.902191.342118.8s102.4
          8Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 33.402838.022169.9s101.4
          9Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 32.053044.172190.0s100.0
          10Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *30.323307.322218.2s98.0
          11Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.633413.802230.4s97.1
          12Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 32.822382.902145.2s95.8
          13Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 35.461846.272104.1s95.2
          14Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 35.251851.482105.0s94.9
          15Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 31.182564.092164.5s93.9
          16Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 29.602959.022199.9s93.6
          17Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *33.382004.232120.1s92.9
          18GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *31.622237.122141.5s91.7
          19Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 34.401646.063143.5s90.5
          20Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *37.461259.563100.9s90.2
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Iron Hands 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Iron Hands counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Alakazam, and Lunala. The table also includes Mega Latios, Mewtwo, Mega Gardevoir, and Shadow Metagross, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Iron Hands type chart

          When fighting Iron Hands, keep in mind the following that Fighting and Electric-type Pokémon are weak to Fairy, Ground, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dark, Electric, Rock, and Steel type moves.


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