Best Shadow Porygon counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Porygon 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

          • Fighting59.0%
          • Dragon8.0%
          • Dark5.0%
          • Psychic4.5%
          • Fire4.5%
          • Electric4.0%
          • Ground3.5%
          • Flying2.5%
          • Steel2.5%
          • Water2.0%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 56.811645.59272.1s112.2
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 50.972338.52176.8s110.5
          3TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *53.581796.63275.2s109.0
          4Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 54.151256.66277.9s102.2
          5Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 51.811349.47280.2s100.1
          6Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 51.341360.75280.7s99.5
          7LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 50.141444.37281.8s98.9
          8Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 50.941263.87282.1s97.4
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 50.861062.27384.3s93.9
          10ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 46.431425.77287.6s92.8
          11Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 47.001351.54287.2s92.6
          12Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 49.22973.58387.9s89.9
          13Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 45.441264.20290.6s89.0
          14Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *38.812333.43198.9s89.0
          15CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *39.542032.98198.1s87.8
          16MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.661234.38292.3s87.3
          17PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 50.03728.14491.7s85.8
          18VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *39.901724.83298.6s85.5
          19BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 41.231500.92296.9s85.3
          20BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.32992.97393.9s84.5
          21Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 42.331255.04296.5s84.0
          22Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 46.57844.47494.4s83.6
          23Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 40.661382.45299.0s82.9
          24Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 40.511401.64299.1s82.9
          25HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.751235.94297.9s82.8
          26HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 43.87978.32396.8s82.1
          27Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *39.201504.262101.4s82.0
          28Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 44.79887.30496.6s81.8
          29Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 40.001352.912100.6s81.5
          30RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 39.461419.942101.4s81.4
          31BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 42.431055.64398.5s81.2
          32Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 42.441020.25398.9s80.7
          33Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 43.34919.89398.7s80.3
          34Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *38.791337.782103.6s79.3
          35Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 39.601221.972102.7s79.2
          36Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 35.281857.231109.8s78.7
          37PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 39.511187.153103.2s78.6
          38Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *37.121509.112106.5s78.5
          39HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 39.311172.823103.9s78.1
          40Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 41.10967.403102.5s77.8
          41Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 35.971610.422109.0s77.6
          42Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap FightingSuperpower 37.511345.052106.7s77.4
          43Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.011258.262106.2s77.1
          44MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 37.961256.382106.3s77.0
          45Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch FightingFocus Blast 35.451626.522110.4s76.9
          46EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 38.911109.153105.5s76.6
          47ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.16874.914103.9s76.3
          48Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 34.381758.002112.9s76.2
          49BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 38.121175.593106.7s76.2
          50Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *37.991153.313107.3s75.7
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          Shadow Porygon type chart

          When fighting Shadow Porygon, keep in mind the following that Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Ghost 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 Porygon in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Porygon 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 Porygon counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Terrakion, and Shadow Machamp. The table also includes Mega Alakazam, Keldeo (Ordinary), Lucario, and Shadow Hariyama, 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 Porygon 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.