Best Shadow Tangela counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Tangela 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

          • Fire39.5%
          • Flying18.0%
          • Bug16.0%
          • Poison10.0%
          • Ice10.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 63.393296.20161.2s141.0
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *48.972192.70180.1s105.7
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 49.012005.78180.6s103.8
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *51.741482.58279.3s101.9
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *46.681704.88285.6s96.6
          6ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *43.612070.14189.5s95.2
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 42.012046.74192.7s92.2
          8Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.361851.79192.8s91.0
          9Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 44.221461.91291.3s89.7
          10Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 43.921410.26292.2s88.5
          11HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *37.722380.201101.5s87.3
          12Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.28978.75390.9s87.2
          13Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 43.281345.17293.9s86.7
          14Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.701358.04294.9s85.9
          15YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *41.051540.10297.0s85.4
          16Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 42.431262.43296.3s84.2
          17MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *38.681672.562101.7s82.9
          18Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 38.981616.762101.3s82.8
          19Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 46.34810.39495.5s82.5
          20VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 38.771622.022101.7s82.5
          21Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 48.17656.77596.7s81.6
          22Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 40.971203.01299.8s81.1
          23Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.68926.85398.0s80.9
          24Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *42.471007.53399.1s80.5
          25Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 35.322039.831109.0s80.3
          26Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 43.42907.73398.8s80.2
          27Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 34.922027.131110.2s79.5
          28Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 34.982009.741110.1s79.4
          29PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 46.09668.04599.7s79.0
          30Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *37.741418.262105.5s78.6
          31Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 38.251324.612105.0s78.3
          32ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 38.971118.223105.3s76.8
          33NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 37.391309.062107.3s76.7
          34Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 39.941009.353104.4s76.7
          35Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 40.23978.103104.2s76.6
          36DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 40.23978.103104.2s76.6
          37Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 41.46865.144103.5s76.5
          38Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 38.991083.603105.6s76.3
          39Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 40.23926.023105.0s75.8
          40Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 36.301366.092109.7s75.6
          41Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 43.61651.525104.7s75.2
          42BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 37.121197.403109.0s74.9
          43EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 36.021330.492110.8s74.7
          44BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.94959.253107.5s74.4
          45CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.361332.352112.6s73.7
          46EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *37.221050.963110.4s73.1
          47Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 40.15776.504108.2s73.0
          48Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 40.95706.055108.3s72.7
          49Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter IceTechno Blast *33.121609.222117.6s72.7
          50Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)BugFury Cutter FireTechno Blast *33.121609.222117.6s72.7
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          Shadow Tangela type chart

          When fighting Shadow Tangela, keep in mind the following that Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water 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 Tangela in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Tangela 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 Tangela counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Rayquaza, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Shadow Moltres, Reshiram, Shadow Ho-Oh, and Mega X Charizard, 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 Tangela 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.