Best Shadow Zapdos counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Rock35.0%
          • Ice30.0%
          • Dragon8.5%
          • Fire6.5%
          • Electric5.0%
          • Psychic4.5%
          • Normal4.0%
          • Water2.5%
          • Ghost2.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *37.001426.3710447.4s77.4
          2Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 37.96904.6416461.5s72.0
          3Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 40.61669.1622459.0s71.5
          4Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 34.201028.1414497.0s68.0
          5RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *30.561396.8610533.8s66.2
          6RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 37.83487.0230519.8s63.3
          7Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 38.67429.2334527.7s62.8
          8Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 37.17498.9430523.8s62.7
          9Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 34.38669.8722525.8s62.6
          10Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 35.40542.9627534.2s61.4
          11MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 31.18884.8916548.9s61.3
          12BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 32.76726.6820540.5s61.2
          13Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 36.81452.8333540.0s61.0
          14TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 31.33800.1518553.8s60.3
          15Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 32.06661.0722558.7s59.0
          16Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 29.45906.9016575.5s58.9
          17TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 31.69626.9623569.0s57.9
          18Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 33.48478.8431573.3s57.2
          19Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 31.15634.5823576.0s57.2
          20Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion IceTriple Axel 31.66572.1626578.7s56.8
          21Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 30.88620.6124582.4s56.6
          22KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *29.70709.4021589.7s56.4
          23Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 36.41318.0747600.6s56.3
          24Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 33.65426.5735586.5s56.1
          25Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 29.67688.9921592.7s56.0
          26GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *30.06603.4824598.4s55.1
          27Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 29.89566.8526607.7s54.1
          28TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 28.52662.3722616.5s53.8
          29WeavileWeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 31.57418.4835618.5s53.2
          30GlaceonGlaceonIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 30.78456.8732618.6s53.0
          31Shadow PiloswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow PiloswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 28.61606.3024623.2s53.0
          32Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 25.12985.6415658.0s52.8
          33Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *32.80339.3244634.2s52.5
          34Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle IceIce Punch 25.48895.7916655.7s52.3
          35Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 26.46763.2019645.4s52.2
          36Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch RockPower Gem 25.17920.3216661.2s52.1
          37MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 28.94529.8128631.5s52.0
          38Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 31.44377.4239636.0s51.9
          39NihilegoNihilegoPoisonAcid RockRock Slide 27.05676.1822643.2s51.8
          40Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonIceIce Fang RockWeather Ball 25.71824.3918656.2s51.8
          41Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *25.62810.9718659.4s51.5
          42Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 29.85445.9333637.1s51.5
          43Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 26.24732.8620653.5s51.4
          44AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 27.80567.8726645.2s51.1
          45GolemGolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 24.62898.6516676.0s51.0
          46Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)RockRock Throw RockRock Slide 26.92629.2423652.5s50.9
          47Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *29.80412.2536648.9s50.6
          48Shadow AbomasnowShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 29.50419.6235651.5s50.4
          49Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *23.411023.2814699.3s50.3
          50Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyNormalPound IceTriple Axel 28.74445.6033656.7s49.9
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          Shadow Zapdos type chart

          When fighting Shadow Zapdos, keep in mind the following 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.


          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 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.

          The top-ranked Shadow Zapdos counter is Shadow Rhyperior, followed by Shadow Mamoswine, Mega Diancie, and Mega Tyranitar. The table also includes Rhyperior, Rampardos, Shadow Weavile, and Mega Aerodactyl, 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 Zapdos 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.