Best Shadow Exeggcute counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Exeggcute 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

          • Bug35.0%
          • Fire22.0%
          • Dark12.0%
          • Ghost11.0%
          • Flying10.5%
          • Ice3.0%
          • Poison2.5%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Fairy0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 82.005356.68046.6s191.2
          2Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 70.945842.00053.2s173.4
          3Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 80.193549.02149.0s172.6
          4PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 93.431791.61246.6s169.6
          5Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 73.483953.53052.6s164.6
          6VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 75.893380.78151.7s163.6
          7Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 81.352275.79150.6s159.5
          8Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 77.042570.43152.3s156.5
          9Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 64.874487.67058.7s153.0
          10Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 64.874487.67058.7s153.0
          11Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 64.874487.67058.7s153.0
          12Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 64.874487.67058.7s153.0
          13Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 64.874487.67058.7s153.0
          14Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *76.032286.26153.7s151.2
          15EscavalierEscavalierBugBug Bite BugMegahorn 63.474128.88060.2s147.8
          16VikavoltVikavoltBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 68.392679.38158.0s143.6
          17Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 58.544833.73064.5s143.2
          18ScizorScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 61.213876.92062.5s141.8
          19YanmegaYanmegaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 67.572576.16158.9s141.1
          20Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 68.042464.81158.8s140.6
          21Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl BugMegahorn 66.662652.21159.4s140.4
          22RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 63.243252.02161.4s140.4
          23Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *64.062973.32161.0s139.2
          24Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *66.762471.53159.7s138.6
          25PinsirPinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 63.972529.59162.0s134.6
          26Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 58.833223.49165.7s132.3
          27DurantDurantBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 57.903358.47166.5s131.7
          28HeatranHeatranBugBug Bite FireMagma Storm *52.724568.44071.4s130.2
          29ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *56.783385.66167.7s129.9
          30ScytherScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *63.032250.28163.5s129.8
          31YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl FlyingOblivion Wing *53.334217.85070.9s129.3
          32AccelgorAccelgorBugInfestation BugBug Buzz 63.522029.67163.8s127.9
          33HeracrossHeracrossBugStruggle Bug BugMegahorn 60.872380.12165.2s127.8
          34Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl FlyingSky Attack 61.312311.49164.9s127.7
          35Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl BugMegahorn 63.531994.60163.9s127.5
          36KartanaKartanaFlyingAir Slash BugX-Scissor 55.933258.04168.8s127.4
          37Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *60.992299.67165.3s127.1
          38Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 61.352191.87165.2s126.4
          39LokixLokixBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 57.962695.05167.5s126.0
          40GolisopodGolisopodBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 57.632717.53167.8s125.7
          41Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 53.673316.06171.4s123.7
          42Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *54.973018.70170.3s123.7
          43Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 55.942642.54169.8s122.0
          44Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 55.032777.61170.6s121.7
          45Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 57.952254.32168.5s121.5
          46LeavannyLeavannyBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 55.912410.07170.4s119.7
          47HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *49.103966.31076.9s119.6
          48Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 55.222491.03171.0s119.3
          49Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 58.691897.12168.9s118.5
          50Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *60.671623.82268.2s117.8
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Exeggcute in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Exeggcute 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 Exeggcute counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Scizor, Mega Pinsir, and Pheromosa. The table also includes Shadow Scizor, Volcarona, Mega Beedrill, and Shadow Pinsir, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Exeggcute type chart

          When fighting Shadow Exeggcute, keep in mind the following that Grass and Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Psychic, and Water type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Exeggcute Raids

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

          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.