Best Shadow Articuno counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Articuno 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

          • Rock49.0%
          • Fire22.5%
          • Electric14.5%
          • Steel7.0%
          • Bug2.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Ice1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 50.731135.9313348.5s95.0
          2Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *50.54994.4315357.1s92.2
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 42.961752.488383.4s90.9
          4Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 42.971139.8213401.7s83.3
          5RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 46.14810.3918399.1s82.3
          6Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 45.75835.6717399.6s82.2
          7Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 38.851516.439425.6s81.5
          8RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *41.24968.5115425.7s78.0
          9TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 39.191057.9614439.5s76.3
          10Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *38.361054.5114447.9s74.9
          11Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 33.141774.318486.5s74.2
          12GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *37.561025.6214457.8s73.3
          13Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 44.20526.2928453.3s72.8
          14TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 40.28719.8820455.7s72.1
          15TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 35.701127.2513473.5s71.7
          16Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 37.57853.5717469.5s70.6
          17AggronAggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 32.421495.9710502.8s70.4
          18AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 33.711249.5912492.9s70.0
          19Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 40.59581.7525472.7s69.4
          20Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *33.401198.5112499.1s68.9
          21Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.72875.1617488.5s68.1
          22Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 38.07599.2025494.2s66.4
          23Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.99749.2020508.8s64.9
          24Shadow RegirockShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 32.101042.4114524.9s64.9
          25OmastarOmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *31.851039.7614528.6s64.4
          26Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineFireFire Fang RockRock Slide 31.30967.3415541.3s62.6
          27ArcheopsArcheopsSteelSteel Wing RockAncient Power 37.72455.4832529.4s62.3
          28Lycanroc (Dusk)Lycanroc (Dusk)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 34.65629.0023528.3s62.2
          29AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 36.21515.2229530.7s61.9
          30NihilegoNihilegoPoisonAcid RockRock Slide 30.171025.4414555.6s61.5
          31LycanrocLycanrocRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 34.24625.4123534.0s61.5
          32Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch RockPower Gem 33.49670.2422537.4s61.3
          33Alolan GolemAlolan GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 31.32847.2417549.7s61.0
          34Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang RockRock Slide 32.45713.7521546.3s60.6
          35DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang RockRock Slide 32.45713.7521546.3s60.6
          36Lycanroc (Midnight)Lycanroc (Midnight)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 32.61695.7621546.1s60.5
          37Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang RockWeather Ball 33.73603.3924544.2s60.4
          38Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)RockRock Throw RockRock Slide 36.59432.3634548.7s60.2
          39Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin RockAncient Power 33.39574.3426553.7s59.3
          40MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *27.721178.5812592.1s59.2
          41ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw RockRock Slide 31.01746.9120564.1s59.0
          42Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *RockAncient Power 34.18501.6829558.5s58.7
          43Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampSteelBullet Punch RockRock Slide 33.10563.8426559.6s58.6
          44ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *30.39780.1219570.5s58.5
          45Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.79577.9325561.3s58.5
          46Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 29.75838.0517575.7s58.4
          47Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 29.03921.1316581.8s58.4
          48HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin RockStone Edge 26.081384.8710618.4s58.3
          49Shadow KabutopsShadow Pokémon iconShadow KabutopsBugFury Cutter *RockAncient Power 30.81719.0020570.4s58.2
          50Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 30.86711.0121570.4s58.1
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          Shadow Articuno type chart

          When fighting Shadow Articuno, keep in mind the following that Ice and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Rock, Electric, Fire, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Grass, and Ground 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 Articuno in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Articuno 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 Articuno counter is Mega Diancie, followed by Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Tyranitar, and Shadow Tyranitar. The table also includes Rampardos, Mega Aerodactyl, Shadow Aggron, and Rhyperior, 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 Articuno 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.