Best Shadow Kabutops counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Kabutops 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

          • Grass66.0%
          • Fighting12.0%
          • Electric9.0%
          • Ground5.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Dark1.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Bug1.0%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *71.311828.91158.4s137.3
          2KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 66.991602.48262.7s127.2
          3Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *57.611958.30169.8s117.5
          4Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 61.511293.13269.7s113.7
          5Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *62.701146.24370.0s112.7
          6Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *57.551582.09271.7s112.4
          7ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 54.961857.08173.3s112.0
          8Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 58.081469.19271.8s111.5
          9Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *59.291344.63271.4s111.3
          10XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 59.081100.83374.0s106.6
          11Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 55.231376.05275.6s105.7
          12Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 55.041235.70277.1s103.2
          13Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 55.871135.82377.1s102.6
          14RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 54.871204.47277.6s102.4
          15ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *48.671900.62181.5s102.1
          16Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 51.531434.90279.9s100.9
          17Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 56.82959.05378.4s100.5
          18MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 53.901078.33380.1s98.7
          19Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 48.391635.34283.2s98.6
          20Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 56.63868.58480.2s98.2
          21TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 50.681277.23282.3s97.2
          22Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *51.271203.14282.2s97.0
          23SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *51.521121.31382.7s95.9
          24TorterraTorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *47.341546.68285.3s95.8
          25TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 47.881440.86285.2s95.3
          26VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *48.891318.66284.5s95.1
          27CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 46.371575.73286.8s94.6
          28Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 51.801015.14383.7s94.4
          29Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 53.84868.16483.5s94.3
          30BreloomBreloomGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot *50.121125.60384.6s93.9
          31Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 50.93990.13385.2s92.7
          32Shadow TangelaShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangelaGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip *51.55897.04485.9s91.7
          33Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick GrassLeaf Blade 47.721109.13388.4s90.1
          34Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch GrassGrass Knot 54.18670.01587.9s89.9
          35LeafeonLeafeonGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 46.421207.37289.5s89.6
          36Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 44.171458.10291.4s89.6
          37Alolan ExeggutorAlolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 45.771223.30290.4s88.9
          38ExeggutorExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 46.431124.75390.3s88.4
          39SimisageSimisageGrassVine Whip GrassGrass Knot 48.42896.83490.4s87.3
          40Shadow BellossomShadow Pokémon iconShadow BellossomGrassMagical Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 47.06981.49391.2s86.9
          41Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage GrassEnergy Ball 47.10975.30391.2s86.8
          42Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch GrassTrailblaze 43.121287.90294.7s85.7
          43VictreebelVictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 46.49935.25392.8s85.2
          44LilligantLilligantGrassMagical Leaf GrassSolar Beam 46.22932.77393.3s84.8
          45GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 42.471287.03296.0s84.6
          46VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick GrassLeaf Blade 38.941718.472100.8s83.8
          47ShiftryShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 46.14844.42495.1s82.9
          48Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 43.341075.80396.4s82.9
          49MeganiumMeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *42.301180.22397.3s82.9
          50LeavannyLeavannyGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 46.70788.17495.4s82.6
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          Shadow Kabutops type chart

          When fighting Shadow Kabutops, 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.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Kabutops in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Kabutops 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 Kabutops counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Kartana, Mega Venusaur, and Shaymin (Sky). The table also includes Shadow Sceptile, Shadow Torterra, Zarude, and Shadow Tangrowth, 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 Kabutops 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.