Best Shadow Rhydon counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Rhydon 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

          • Grass48.0%
          • Water41.5%
          • Dragon2.5%
          • Ground2.0%
          • Fighting2.0%
          • Steel1.5%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *81.032694.03149.8s164.5
          2Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *73.942115.34155.5s145.6
          3Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *78.771540.80255.0s143.5
          4Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *68.341774.47260.8s131.9
          5KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 74.741187.93360.3s130.6
          6Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 64.601884.61163.4s127.7
          7Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 75.381025.52361.8s127.6
          8Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *69.611375.46262.2s127.1
          9Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *62.891795.77265.3s123.8
          10KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *63.011712.97265.5s122.8
          11Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *67.651259.57264.6s122.0
          12Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 62.201650.52266.6s120.6
          13Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *68.801082.23365.6s119.9
          14Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *63.861369.57266.9s118.6
          15Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 63.621384.98267.0s118.5
          16Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 61.341592.50267.7s118.4
          17Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *65.101235.97266.9s117.9
          18ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 60.761540.52268.6s116.7
          19Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 59.691424.24270.4s113.3
          20GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *64.56918.87371.4s110.3
          21Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 55.461621.51273.8s109.7
          22KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 62.011005.17372.4s108.8
          23RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 59.881101.50373.2s107.8
          24SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *56.931340.53274.0s107.7
          25Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 62.91887.32473.5s107.3
          26Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 60.78983.86373.9s106.6
          27Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 59.941022.38374.1s106.2
          28ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *53.461596.81276.4s106.2
          29SamurottSamurottWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *57.461178.98374.9s105.7
          30Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 64.34735.63475.5s105.1
          31Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 52.771537.81277.6s104.3
          32FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *55.461229.99276.6s103.7
          33MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 59.89895.97476.2s103.3
          34Shadow BlastoiseShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *56.661095.64376.7s103.0
          35TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 55.241199.73377.2s102.8
          36Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *56.041132.38377.0s102.8
          37ClawitzerClawitzerWaterWater Gun WaterCrabhammer 57.211035.37376.8s102.6
          38EmpoleonEmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *56.521083.71377.0s102.6
          39SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *56.391056.86377.5s101.9
          40GyaradosGyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 50.891570.46279.9s101.8
          41XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 59.64820.96477.9s101.2
          42TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 52.301355.98279.5s100.9
          43TorterraTorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *52.301335.51279.6s100.6
          44VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *53.521209.90279.2s100.4
          45Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 57.66866.70479.0s99.6
          46Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroWaterWater Gun WaterSurf *49.221537.69282.5s98.7
          47Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 58.27785.36480.1s98.4
          48CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 50.411369.59281.9s98.2
          49BreloomBreloomGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot *55.25944.95380.4s98.0
          50CrawdauntCrawdauntWaterWaterfall WaterCrabhammer 59.05725.29480.8s97.9
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          Shadow Rhydon type chart

          When fighting Shadow Rhydon, 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 Rhydon in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Rhydon 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 Rhydon counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, and Mega Blastoise. The table also includes Kartana, Shaymin (Sky), Shadow Kingler, and Shadow Swampert, 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 Rhydon 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.