Best Shadow Pinsir counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Shadow Pinsir in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Shadow Pinsir counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best Shadow Pinsir counters

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          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 60.422411.51279.8s151.9
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.221688.683109.6s113.6
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 46.861470.41394.1s110.9
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.181126.31491.6s107.6
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *44.221317.52389.4s103.3
          6Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 39.441567.763119.3s99.0
          7Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 43.75982.59489.8s95.2
          8ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *41.331157.154112.0s95.1
          9ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 36.431486.473122.4s92.1
          10Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.801052.344103.2s92.0
          11Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.451049.514103.8s91.3
          12Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *45.20747.52582.7s91.2
          13Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *44.05801.77591.0s91.0
          14Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 40.90968.90494.8s90.2
          15YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *39.421055.694107.1s89.7
          16MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *36.581290.473105.8s89.2
          17Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 38.341052.884109.9s87.8
          18Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 38.201058.734110.9s87.7
          19Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 39.91905.83490.8s87.1
          20Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *35.391293.243109.6s87.0
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Shadow Pinsir 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Shadow Pinsir counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Rayquaza, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Shadow Moltres, Shadow Ho-Oh, Mega Diancie, and Reshiram, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Shadow Pinsir type chart

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


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