The 30 BEST Shadow Zapdos Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Zapdos 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 Zapdos Pokémon GO counters are Shadow Rhyperior, Shadow Rampardos, Shadow Mamoswine, Mega Diancie, Mega Tyranitar, Rhyperior, and Shadow Mewtwo. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 4 - 9 Trainers to defeat Shadow Zapdos in a 5-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MamoswineShadow Mamoswine
          Powder Snow / Avalanche
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega DiancieMega Diancie
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Smack Down / Stone Edge
          #5
          Official artwork of RhyperiorRhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MewtwoShadow Mewtwo
          Psycho Cut / Ice Beam
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *26.96785.219633s53.3
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 34.98281.753642s51.5
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 27.98501.029656s50.1
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 29.47365.541674s48.9
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 24.67559.226716s46.3
          6.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *22.21769.319754s45.5
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 26.44303.949765s43.3
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 24.95364.741766s42.8
          9.Thumbnail image of MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 22.89489.130778s42.5
          10.Thumbnail image of BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 24.07401.237773s42.5
          11.Thumbnail image of RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 28.21271.855753s42.2
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 27.45276.154764s41.8
          13.Thumbnail image of TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 22.69436.834799s41.2
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 23.62365.741800s41.0
          15.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 19.09761.019865s40.2
          16.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 23.27345.843819s40.1
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolemShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 21.24494.530828s40.1
          18.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 22.90345.743829s39.6
          19.Thumbnail image of KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *22.06396.037832s39.5
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion IceTriple Axel 23.34317.147832s39.5
          21.Thumbnail image of Galarian Standard Mode DarmanitanGalarian Standard Mode DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 27.67254.658778s39.4
          22.Thumbnail image of CetitanCetitanIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 22.83327.645841s39.1
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AggronShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 22.47344.543842s39.0
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 28.80239.362772s38.5
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 21.44375.040860s38.2
          26.Thumbnail image of GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *21.83329.345870s37.7
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 24.90267.056828s37.7
          28.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 21.78310.048883s37.2
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow PiloswineShadow PiloswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 21.14336.444888s36.9
          30.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 20.68361.041892s36.8
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          Group size

          You need at least 4 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Zapdos in a 5-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 4 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 5 - 9 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 10+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 4 Trainers

          Shadow Zapdos CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1864 CP to 2015 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2330 CP to 2519 CP with Rain and Windy weather boost

          Shadow Zapdos weaknesses

          Shadow Zapdos type chart

          When fighting Shadow Zapdos, keep in mind the that Electric and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Ice and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Flying, Grass, Ground, and Steel type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          IceIce160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          BugBug62.5%
          FightingFighting62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          GroundGround62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Zapdos Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Rock124.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ice106.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon52.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic26.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal24.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Electric24.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire14.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water10.0%
          • rainRain
          Ghost10.0%
          • fogFog
          Ground6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Poison2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

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