Best Shadow Kabuto counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

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

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          Best overall

          Highest DPS

          Highest TDO

          Best Shadow Kabuto counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *89.703684.69141.1s227.1
          2KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 84.183535.32284.0s214.3
          3Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *72.713836.51152.8s196.0
          4ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 68.733983.56158.0s189.6
          5Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *71.333364.52294.3s186.9
          6Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 76.702555.18266.6s184.3
          7Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 72.263000.76283.1s183.4
          8Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *77.912342.89260.1s182.4
          9Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *74.032639.02271.3s180.9
          10Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 70.153031.95286.4s179.9
          11ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *61.333888.69163.4s173.1
          12Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 70.412556.81272.6s172.8
          13Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 71.382380.24266.7s171.5
          14XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 72.722221.11261.1s171.0
          15RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 69.592390.67268.7s168.5
          16Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 65.052842.85287.4s167.3
          17Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 61.043356.242110.0s166.2
          18MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 66.992322.70269.3s162.5
          19TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 64.062632.21282.2s162.2
          20CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 59.283259.552110.0s161.4
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          About the results

          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.

          This table 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Shadow Kabuto counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Kartana, Mega Venusaur, and Zarude. The table also includes Shadow Torterra, Shaymin (Sky), Shadow Tangrowth, and Shadow Sceptile, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Shadow Kabuto type chart

          When fighting Shadow Kabuto, keep in mind the following 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.


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