Best Shadow Rhyhorn counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Rhyhorn 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

          • Grass49.5%
          • Water40.5%
          • Fighting2.0%
          • Dragon2.0%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Ground1.5%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *103.966394.31036.9s239.4
          2Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *97.694157.15040.3s208.6
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *91.774871.08042.2s205.0
          4Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 81.025292.36047.2s188.9
          5Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *85.314115.26045.7s186.9
          6KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 93.022921.93143.6s186.7
          7Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 94.252411.84144.2s181.4
          8KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *80.744082.84048.1s178.6
          9Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 79.514205.74048.7s177.5
          10Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *79.264182.90048.9s176.9
          11Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *84.663136.17147.1s175.7
          12Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 78.314197.14049.4s175.3
          13Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *84.482798.29147.8s171.4
          14ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 74.884385.17051.4s170.7
          15Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *82.792896.93148.5s169.9
          16Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 78.343583.08150.0s169.8
          17Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *78.033498.94150.3s168.4
          18Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 76.233792.82051.0s168.1
          19Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *80.722869.96149.6s166.1
          20Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 77.633027.93151.1s162.9
          21Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 76.752884.05151.9s159.8
          22GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *79.472285.68151.6s156.6
          23Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 70.513593.12155.1s156.2
          24KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 78.032368.25152.2s155.5
          25RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 75.912603.66153.0s155.1
          26Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 66.334014.92057.9s152.2
          27GyaradosGyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 65.164120.01058.7s150.9
          28ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *67.283626.13057.5s150.8
          29TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 69.633150.18156.3s150.6
          30SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *69.903071.95156.2s150.2
          31CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 64.494134.82059.3s149.8
          32MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 72.992552.90155.0s149.7
          33Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *69.872957.37156.4s149.0
          34Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 76.342030.33154.3s148.1
          35SamurottSamurottWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *70.392713.03156.5s147.3
          36SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *69.872741.43156.8s146.7
          37TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 64.943514.27159.5s145.7
          38FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *68.462839.70157.7s145.4
          39Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 74.851996.37155.3s145.3
          40Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 74.542015.02155.4s145.1
          41TorterraTorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *64.523422.75160.0s144.1
          42ClawitzerClawitzerWaterWater Gun WaterCrabhammer 70.672398.03156.9s144.1
          43Shadow BlastoiseShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *69.712527.70157.3s144.1
          44EmpoleonEmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *69.622430.66157.6s142.8
          45VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *66.832815.32159.0s142.4
          46Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroWaterWater Gun WaterSurf *61.583826.31062.2s142.1
          47Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 71.102171.45157.3s141.9
          48ExeggutorExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 64.632987.42160.5s140.4
          49Shadow TangelaShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangelaGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip *69.702197.58158.2s140.0
          50Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage GrassEnergy Ball 63.653015.94161.3s138.9
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          Shadow Rhyhorn type chart

          When fighting Shadow Rhyhorn, keep in mind the following that Ground and Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Grass, Water, Fighting, Ground, Ice, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Flying, Normal, Rock, Electric, and Poison 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 Rhyhorn in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Rhyhorn 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 Rhyhorn counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Sceptile, Mega Swampert, and Shaymin (Sky). The table also includes Mega Blastoise, Kartana, Shadow Kingler, and Kyogre, 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 Rhyhorn 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.