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Mega Houndoom Counters – Pokemon GO

Get your hands on the devastating Dark and Fire type Mega Houndoom!

Updated: Feb 8, 2022 4:41 pm
Mega Houndoom Counters – Pokemon GO

With the new rotation of February Raids comes an assortment of new Pokémon to the Raid rotations. That means new Mega Raids too, some of the most challenging raids in Pokemon GO, though they do reward you with Mega Energy, you’d be remiss in thinking they’re easy. Most Mega Raids need a minimum of 6 players, and even then it’s not impossible to lose, in fact it’s very probably unless you tailor your team.

Mega Houndoom Raid Schedule: Tuesday, February 1, 2022, to Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Houndoom Pokemon GO

The next Mega in the Mega Raid rotation is Mega Houndoom, a powerful Dark and Fire Type who can devastate your team if you’re not careful. So we’ve got a list here for the best counters against Houndoom.

Mega Houndoom is a Dark & Fire Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Ground, Rock and Water moves. Houndoom’s strongest moveset is Fire Fang & Foul Play and it has a Max CP of 3,842.

Mega Houndoom Counters

PokémonQuick moveMain moveEffective
 Lucario  Counter  Aura Sphere100%
 Terrakion  Smack Down  Sacred Sword97%
 Rampardos  Smack Down  Rock Slide97%
 Urshifu (Single Strike)  Counter  Dynamic Punch97%
 Urshifu (Rapid Strike)  Counter  Dynamic Punch97%
 Kingler  Bubble  Crabhammer95%
 Landorus (Therian)  Mud Shot  Earthquake93%
 Landorus (Therian)  Rock Throw  Earth Power93%
 Conkeldurr  Counter  Dynamic Punch93%
 Landorus (Therian)  Mud Shot  Earth Power92%
 Breloom  Counter  Dynamic Punch91%
 Kyogre  Waterfall  Hydro Pump91%
 Kyogre  Waterfall  Surf90%
 Excadrill  Mud-Slap  Earthquake90%
 Rhyperior  Mud-Slap  Rock Wrecker89%
 Machamp  Counter  Dynamic Punch89%
 Conkeldurr  Counter  Focus Blast89%
 Urshifu (Rapid Strike)  Waterfall  Dynamic Punch89%
 Urshifu (Rapid Strike)  Counter  Close Combat89%
 Urshifu (Single Strike)  Counter  Close Combat89%
 Landorus (Therian)  Rock Throw  Earthquake88%
 Groudon  Mud Shot  Earthquake88%
 Blaziken  Counter  Focus Blast87%
 Urshifu (Rapid Strike)  Rock Smash  Dynamic Punch87%
 Urshifu (Single Strike)  Rock Smash  Dynamic Punch87%
 Rhyperior  Smack Down  Rock Wrecker87%

Mega Houndoom Best Moveset

Once you’ve caught your Houndoom, and you’ve got enough to Mega evolve it, then you’ll want to be sure you’ve got the best moveset ready for it. So you’ve got a powerful addition to your Pokemon GO team.

The best moves for Mega Houndoom are Fire Fang and Foul Play when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


  Fire Fang16 dps
  Foul Play42 dps


  Snarl13.1 dps
  Crunch26.3 dps

Good luck out there, trainers!

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