[Pokémon GO] Get prepared for the raids! — Best Pokémon and skillsets by type

Source: Niantic


There are many Pokémon out there, and to catch’ em all, you would need to participate in raids. As the whole Pokémon world is based on type counters, there are efficient attack parties for each type of raid. Here, we cover the best Pokémon in raids for each type and also the best and most efficient move/skillsets to use.

 

Best Pokémon and skillsets for Raids

When a Boss Pokémon takes over a gym, players can initiate a Raid in a group attempt to bring it down. Just like with gym battles, you'll have to choose six Pokémon to challenge the raid with and knowing which Pokémon and which skillset are best can greatly aid in your raiding.

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Fighting

Machamp

Counter

Dynamic Punch

Lucario

Counter

Aura Sphere

Conkeldurr

Counter

Dynamic Punch

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Dark

Mega Houndoom

Snarl

Foul Play

Tyranitar (Shadow)

Bite

Crunch

Darkrai

Snarl

Dark Pulse

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Dragon

Dragonite (Shadow)

Dragon Breath

Outrage

Salamence (Shadow)

Dragon Breath 

Outrage (Elite TM)

Rayquaza

Dragon Tail 

Outrage

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Ice

Mega Abomasnow

Powder Snow

Weather Ball

Mamoswine

Powder Snow

Avalanche

Galarian Darmantian Zen

Ice Fang

Avalanche

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Water

Mega Blastoise

Water Gun

Hydro Cannon (Elite TM)

Kyogre

Waterfall

Surf

Swampert (Shadow)

Water Gun

Hydro Cannon (Elite TM)

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Electric

Zekrom

Charge Beam

Wild Charge

Raikou (Shadow)

Thunder Shock

Wild Charge

Zapdos (Shadow)

Thunder Shock (Elite TM)

Thunderbolt

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Ghost

Mega Gengar

Lick (Elite TM)

Shadow Ball

Chandelure

Hex

Shadow Ball

Giratina (Origin)

Shadow Claw

Shadow Ball

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Rock

Tyranitar (Shadow)

Smack Down (Elite TM)

Stone Edge

Ramparados

Smack Down

Rock Slide

Rhyperior

Smack Down

Rock Wrecker (Elite TM)

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Steel

Metagross (Shadow)

Bullet Punch

Meteor Mash (Elite TM)

Aggron

Iron Tail

Heavy Slam

Genesect

Bullet Punch

Magnet Bomb

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Grass

Mega Venusaur

Vine Whip

Frenzy Plant (Elite TM)

Roserade

Razor Leaf

Grass Knot

Sceptile

Bullet Seed

Frenzy Plant (Elite TM)

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Ground

Groudon

Mud Shot

Earthquake

Landorus (Therian)

Mud Shot

Earthquake

Garchomp

Mud Shot

Earthquake

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Fairy

Togekiss

Charm

Dazzling Gleam

Gardevoir (Shadow)

Charm

Dazzling Gleam

Granbull

Charm

Play Rough

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Fire

Mega Charizard X,Y

Fire Spin

Blast Burn (Elite TM)

Reshiram

Fire Fang

Overheat

Darmantian

Fire Fang

Overheat

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Psychic

Mewtwo (Shadow)

Psycho Cut

Psystrike (Elite TM)

Metagross (Shadow)

Zen Headbutt

Psychic

Latios

Zen Headbutt

Psychic

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Bug

Mega Beedrill

Bug Bite (Elite TM)

X-Scissor

Scizor (Shadow)

Fury Cutter

X-Scissor

Genesect

Fury Cutter

X-Scissor

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Flying

Moltres (Shadow)

Wing Attack

Sky Attack (Elite TM)

Mega Pidgeot

Gust (Elite TM)

Brave Bird

Rayquaza

Air Slash

Hurricane (Elite TM)

 

Type

Pokémon

Fast attack

Charged Attack

Poison

Mega Beedrill

Poison Jab

Sludge Bomb

Roserade

Poison Jab

Sludge Bomb

Victreebel

Acid

Sludge Bomb

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