Shadow Dragonair Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Dragonair 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 Dragonair Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Mega Garchomp, Shadow Salamence, Mega Salamence, Origin Forme Dialga, Shadow Garchomp, and Origin Forme Palkia. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Dragonair in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow SalamenceShadow Salamence
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SalamenceMega Salamence
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #4
          Official artwork of Origin Forme DialgaOrigin Forme Dialga
          Dragon Breath / Roar of Time
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #6
          Official artwork of Origin Forme PalkiaOrigin Forme Palkia
          Dragon Tail / Spacial Rend
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 47.241296.7398s92.2
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 42.821221.33107s84.3
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SalamenceShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *43.66787.35112s78.2
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *38.771190.73117s77.4
          5.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme DialgaOrigin Forme DialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonRoar of Time *36.911435.92120s77.4
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 41.20870.54116s76.3
          7.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme PalkiaOrigin Forme PalkiaDragonDragon Tail DragonSpacial Rend *39.371039.83117s76.3
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow DragoniteShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 40.93828.84118s75.1
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 38.371066.83120s75.1
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 38.381008.83121s74.3
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 34.911105.43130s70.2
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 38.21752.75126s69.7
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 39.20651.36127s69.1
          14.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *34.551009.93132s68.3
          15.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 36.65785.95130s68.0
          16.Thumbnail image of DialgaDialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 32.741204.53136s67.9
          17.Thumbnail image of SalamenceSalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *35.85770.95133s66.6
          18.Thumbnail image of PalkiaPalkiaDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 34.42880.14135s66.2
          19.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 34.07887.04136s65.8
          20.Thumbnail image of KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *34.71800.34136s65.4
          21.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 33.86852.54137s65.0
          22.Thumbnail image of HaxorusHaxorusDragonDragon Tail DragonBreaking Swipe *35.71672.05136s64.6
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiasShadow LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 34.37773.75138s64.4
          24.Thumbnail image of DragoniteDragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 33.71812.94139s64.1
          25.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme EnamorusIncarnate Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FairyDazzling Gleam 34.31742.55139s63.8
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GardevoirShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 34.75705.65138s63.8
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 36.57561.27138s63.4
          28.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 33.04808.54141s63.0
          29.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDragonDragon Tail *DragonOutrage 30.291133.03147s63.0
          30.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut FairyDazzling Gleam *34.20679.95141s62.5
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Dragonair in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Dragonair CP range from Raids

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

          • From 911 CP to 1017 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1139 CP to 1271 CP with Windy weather boost

          Shadow Dragonair weaknesses

          Shadow Dragonair type chart

          When fighting Shadow Dragonair, keep in mind the that Dragon-type Pokémon are weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fire, Grass, and Water type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          DragonDragon160.0%
          FairyFairy160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          ElectricElectric62.5%
          FireFire62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          WaterWater62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Dragonair Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Dragon194.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ice76.0%
          • snowSnow
          Fairy66.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Normal10.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Psychic8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Rock8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dark8.0%
          • fogFog
          Ghost8.0%
          • fogFog
          Ground6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Bug4.0%
          • rainRain
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Steel4.0%
          • snowSnow
          Fighting2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Flying2.0%
          • windyWindy

          About our ranking methodology

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