Shadow Scyther Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Scyther 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Shadow Scyther Pokémon GO counters are Shadow Rampardos, Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Diancie, Mega Rayquaza, Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Tyranitar, and Rampardos. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Scyther in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega DiancieMega Diancie
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AerodactylMega Aerodactyl
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Smack Down / Stone Edge
          #6
          Official artwork of RampardosRampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 60.75558.9795s95.0
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *52.61786.9597s90.8
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 51.41828.6498s90.1
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 45.601241.23101s88.9
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 44.89994.24106s83.9
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 43.81965.14108s81.8
          7.Thumbnail image of RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 49.08540.07112s79.6
          8.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *42.65761.75115s76.3
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 44.35630.46116s75.7
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AggronShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 39.19905.44120s73.9
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AerodactylShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 43.04624.96119s73.8
          12.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 40.19771.15121s72.9
          13.Thumbnail image of TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 40.16706.35123s71.6
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 33.241170.03135s68.3
          15.Thumbnail image of GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *38.30658.06129s68.0
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow OmastarShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *40.96467.38132s66.9
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.28910.74135s66.5
          18.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 35.62757.75134s66.0
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *36.47673.85134s65.7
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 38.00569.47134s65.6
          21.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 36.64621.76135s64.9
          22.Thumbnail image of ArcheopsArcheopsFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 37.11546.17138s63.8
          23.Thumbnail image of AggronAggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 32.63895.04141s63.7
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolemShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockRock Blast 38.60461.98139s63.7
          25.Thumbnail image of AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 35.51630.16139s63.4
          26.Thumbnail image of AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 35.39612.86140s62.9
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillSteelMetal Claw RockRock Slide 35.79585.06140s62.9
          28.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme LandorusIncarnate Forme LandorusRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 34.48670.45140s62.8
          29.Thumbnail image of LandorusLandorusRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 34.48670.45140s62.8
          30.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch RockPower Gem 33.01736.35143s61.8
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Scyther in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Scyther CP range from Raids

          Shadow Scyther can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1414 CP to 1546 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1768 CP to 1933 CP with Rain and Windy weather boost

          Shadow Scyther weaknesses

          Shadow Scyther type chart

          When fighting Shadow Scyther, keep in mind the that Bug and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Rock, Electric, Fire, Flying, and Ice type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Grass, and Ground type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          RockRock256.0%
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          GroundGround24.4%
          FightingFighting39.1%
          GrassGrass39.1%
          BugBug62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Scyther Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Rock196.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Fire76.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric48.0%
          • rainRain
          Flying44.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ice12.0%
          • snowSnow
          Steel6.0%
          • snowSnow
          Bug6.0%
          • rainRain
          Poison2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dragon2.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fairy2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog
          Psychic2.0%
          • windyWindy

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Scyther in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Scyther down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.