Best Shadow Voltorb counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Voltorb 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

          • Ground46.0%
          • Dragon11.0%
          • Fire9.0%
          • Psychic8.5%
          • Ghost4.5%
          • Normal3.0%
          • Bug3.0%
          • Water2.5%
          • Fighting2.5%
          • Dark2.5%
          • Rock2.5%
          • Grass2.5%
          • Ice1.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *72.427778.52051.6s187.0
          2Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *59.774266.21063.6s141.9
          3GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *56.554178.87067.1s135.2
          4Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 62.462774.55162.8s134.6
          5Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 58.483481.07165.7s133.7
          6ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 52.593704.49072.3s124.5
          7Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 52.363756.75072.6s124.4
          8Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 54.542973.42170.8s122.5
          9GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *49.674154.12075.9s121.8
          10Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 53.332993.14172.3s120.5
          11Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 54.132750.44171.7s119.9
          12Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 52.002785.76174.4s116.4
          13MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 51.922726.99174.6s115.7
          14RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 48.703413.40178.1s115.2
          15Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *48.663367.58178.3s114.8
          16Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 50.012845.73177.0s113.3
          17Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 51.192430.91176.3s111.8
          18Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 49.322768.97178.2s111.5
          19Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 48.642501.72179.8s108.0
          20Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *51.861754.34277.6s105.7
          21GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 45.312901.90184.4s105.2
          22Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 47.372408.82182.0s104.9
          23RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 45.102702.08185.2s103.3
          24Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *46.442336.29183.7s102.6
          25Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GroundEarthquake 47.172192.47182.9s102.6
          26KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 46.362325.94183.8s102.4
          27Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 46.292175.31184.4s100.9
          28Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *46.862070.35183.8s100.8
          29Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonIceIce Fang GroundScorching Sands 43.582742.67187.9s100.8
          30Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 47.391963.18183.3s100.6
          31Shadow NidokingShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidokingBugFury Cutter *GroundEarth Power 45.972191.58184.9s100.5
          32DonphanDonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 43.372731.17188.3s100.3
          33UrsalunaUrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *40.613305.21193.0s99.0
          34Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin GroundScorching Sands 47.401649.26284.7s97.1
          35GolemGolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 42.712386.22190.3s96.4
          36Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *47.621497.89285.2s95.6
          37Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 42.472334.02190.9s95.6
          38Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 41.832361.64192.2s94.6
          39Shadow SandslashShadow Pokémon iconShadow SandslashGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 43.781977.44189.5s94.6
          40Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 40.952548.32193.6s94.5
          41Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *45.061739.67288.2s94.3
          42ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *39.652769.20196.0s93.7
          43Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 44.681708.52289.0s93.3
          44Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *44.841682.87288.8s93.3
          45Mega KangaskhanMega Pokémon iconMega KangaskhanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 41.502238.90193.2s93.0
          46FlygonFlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 40.462444.12194.9s92.8
          47Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw GroundEarth Power 45.341543.90288.7s92.5
          48Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt GroundEarthquake 42.871906.14191.5s92.4
          49Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *GroundDrill Run *45.591402.68289.2s91.1
          50SwampertSwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 39.592372.47197.0s90.7
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          Shadow Voltorb type chart

          When fighting Shadow Voltorb, keep in mind the following that Electric-type Pokémon are weak to Ground type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Flying, and Steel 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 Shadow Voltorb in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Voltorb down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Shadow Voltorb counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Shadow Garchomp, Groudon, and Shadow Mamoswine. The table also includes Shadow Rhyperior, Excadrill, Mega Swampert, and Shadow Golurk, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Shadow Voltorb 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.