Shadow Kabuto Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Kabuto 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 Kabuto Pokémon GO counters are Mega Sceptile, Kartana, Mega Venusaur, Zarude, Shadow Torterra, Shadow Sceptile, and Shadow Tangrowth. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Kabuto in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega VenusaurMega Venusaur
          Vine Whip / Frenzy Plant
          Official artwork of ZarudeZarude
          Vine Whip / Power Whip
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TorterraShadow Torterra
          Razor Leaf / Frenzy Plant
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow SceptileShadow Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TangrowthShadow Tangrowth
          Vine Whip / Power Whip
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *62.521900.3273s124.6
          2.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 58.511829.5278s117.3
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *50.751989.9287s106.6
          4.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 48.052064.2191s102.8
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *50.021742.6290s102.5
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *54.651208.1387s102.1
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 50.771551.7290s101.3
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VenusaurShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *52.011364.9289s100.6
          9.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 48.661550.3293s97.9
          10.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 51.401152.0392s96.3
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan ExeggutorShadow Alolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 48.621297.0395s94.4
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 49.311206.3395s94.0
          13.Thumbnail image of ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *42.812024.51102s93.4
          14.Thumbnail image of RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 48.321225.9396s92.8
          15.Thumbnail image of DecidueyeDecidueyeGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *45.551459.5299s91.8
          16.Thumbnail image of Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 45.311467.72100s91.5
          17.Thumbnail image of MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 46.961198.8399s90.3
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VictreebelShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 49.53968.8498s90.3
          19.Thumbnail image of TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 44.511352.82102s88.7
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ShiftryShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 48.56953.74100s88.6
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MeganiumShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *44.891272.03102s88.2
          22.Thumbnail image of TorterraTorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *41.301706.02107s87.7
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 47.70968.44101s87.6
          24.Thumbnail image of SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *45.051183.83103s87.2
          25.Thumbnail image of TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 41.981524.22106s86.8
          26.Thumbnail image of CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 40.961668.12108s86.7
          27.Thumbnail image of VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *43.001340.32105s86.2
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 45.101087.53104s85.8
          29.Thumbnail image of BreloomBreloomGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot *43.951199.93105s85.7
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VileplumeShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 45.061014.13105s84.5
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Kabuto 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 Kabuto CP range from Raids

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

          • From 690 CP to 783 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 862 CP to 979 CP with Partly Cloudy and Rain weather boost

          Shadow Kabuto weaknesses

          Shadow Kabuto type chart

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

          Takes increased damage
          Takes decreased damage

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Kabuto Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • sunnySunny
          • cloudyCloudy
          • rainRain
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • windyWindy
          • fogFog
          • cloudyCloudy
          • rainRain
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Kabuto in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Kabuto 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.