Best Gimmighoul (Roaming) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Gimmighoul (Roaming) 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

          • Ghost39.0%
          • Dark34.5%
          • Psychic6.0%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Electric2.5%
          • Water2.5%
          • Fire2.5%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Rock2.0%
          • Ground1.5%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 85.794449.15045.2s190.8
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 75.544764.06050.7s174.8
          3Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 77.663485.77150.5s167.6
          4Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 76.443153.66151.7s162.2
          5Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 74.423023.65153.1s157.4
          6GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 61.145923.07061.3s154.5
          7Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *60.695251.48062.1s149.9
          8Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 72.262313.08156.0s145.6
          9ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 65.893168.28159.2s144.3
          10Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *75.511686.54256.2s141.4
          11GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 65.882674.29160.0s139.3
          12TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 63.183096.52161.6s138.9
          13Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 61.173328.03163.2s137.4
          14LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 55.664575.44067.8s136.0
          15Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 67.622089.22160.1s135.3
          16Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 70.851711.01259.2s134.8
          17Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 72.721528.88258.9s134.5
          18Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 62.802611.69162.8s133.5
          19HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *67.141817.63161.5s130.7
          20Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *51.105171.17073.2s130.3
          21Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 73.371265.52260.4s130.3
          22Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 62.022192.78164.6s127.5
          23DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 66.381557.71263.5s125.5
          24Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 72.091109.19362.9s125.1
          25Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 56.902718.47168.6s124.4
          26Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 63.341666.25265.5s122.6
          27Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 71.501014.25364.5s122.1
          28Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGhostAstonish GhostPoltergeist 55.502528.56170.6s120.2
          29MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *61.901649.61266.9s120.1
          30Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 69.061071.50365.6s120.1
          31Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 60.421721.03268.0s118.9
          32Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 63.151442.42267.0s118.8
          33BanetteBanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 56.072057.47171.2s116.2
          34Shadow DusknoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow DusknoirGhostHex GhostShadow Ball *53.592438.57173.1s116.0
          35Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 67.57982.38367.9s115.9
          36YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 57.891784.29270.3s115.7
          37TrevenantTrevenantGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 51.912715.00174.6s115.6
          38GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 57.711794.28270.4s115.6
          39Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 69.99840.25468.6s115.5
          40Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 61.021405.70269.2s115.0
          41MismagiusMismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 52.162566.24174.6s114.7
          42SkeledirgeSkeledirgeDarkBite GhostShadow Ball 48.293310.71178.9s113.7
          43Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *53.902068.65173.8s112.7
          44Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *53.682060.41174.0s112.2
          45Shadow RunerigusShadow Pokémon iconShadow RunerigusGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 50.732525.20176.7s111.9
          46Shadow CofagrigusShadow Pokémon iconShadow CofagrigusGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 50.732525.20176.7s111.9
          47WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 60.531246.12271.0s111.5
          48Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 63.63959.65371.6s110.0
          49ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 54.081811.75174.5s110.0
          50Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 52.671889.39176.0s108.6
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          About the results

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

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

          Gimmighoul (Roaming) type chart

          When fighting Gimmighoul (Roaming), keep in mind the following that Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Poison, 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 Gimmighoul (Roaming) Raids

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

          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.