Best Shadow Bayleef counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Bayleef 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

          • Fire39.5%
          • Flying18.5%
          • Bug14.5%
          • Ice10.5%
          • Poison10.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 67.234961.94056.5s160.7
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *54.432617.76171.6s119.2
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 51.813020.06174.3s118.0
          4Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *52.732613.46173.8s116.2
          5ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *46.863156.49181.4s109.9
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *50.182025.95178.8s106.0
          7Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *45.212804.18184.8s104.3
          8Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 46.912280.01183.1s102.9
          9Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 45.352444.95185.3s101.6
          10Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.231723.51281.5s101.0
          11Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 46.232156.49184.5s100.6
          12HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *40.363442.45193.4s99.4
          13Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 46.971903.88184.2s99.3
          14YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *43.322513.14188.8s98.6
          15Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 45.572028.59186.1s98.2
          16Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *45.901613.65287.4s94.3
          17Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 43.521974.40190.0s94.2
          18Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *45.611634.68287.7s94.0
          19Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 46.471461.63287.3s93.3
          20Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 38.053108.27199.2s92.9
          21Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 47.521298.04286.9s92.7
          22Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *44.801594.94289.4s92.2
          23PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 47.691200.70287.5s91.5
          24Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 41.891977.77193.2s91.4
          25VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 41.781989.54193.4s91.3
          26Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 48.161126.62387.5s91.0
          27MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *41.601989.99193.8s91.0
          28Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 37.343023.851101.2s91.0
          29Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 41.142035.10194.6s90.6
          30Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *39.312380.58197.6s90.2
          31Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 42.951570.89293.0s88.9
          32DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 42.951570.89293.0s88.9
          33NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 39.342165.94198.1s88.6
          34ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 42.101646.59294.2s88.4
          35Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 42.201601.41294.3s88.0
          36Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 42.941483.07293.6s87.9
          37Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 37.762403.081101.3s87.6
          38Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 43.351360.09293.6s87.0
          39EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 38.532130.181100.2s86.8
          40BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.781692.63296.8s86.6
          41Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 38.642049.351100.2s86.3
          42Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 45.021127.37392.7s86.3
          43BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 39.091952.58199.5s86.2
          44Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 40.451685.12297.6s86.0
          45Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *35.542601.751106.8s84.8
          46RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 37.642080.991102.6s84.8
          47Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 40.961470.87297.7s84.5
          48EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *38.501835.601101.3s84.2
          49DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.961728.642100.7s83.9
          50Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 39.081701.692100.6s83.8
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Bayleef in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Bayleef 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 Bayleef counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Blaziken, Rayquaza, and Mega Y Charizard. The table also includes Reshiram, Shadow Moltres, Mega X Charizard, and Mega Gengar, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Bayleef type chart

          When fighting Shadow Bayleef, keep in mind the following that Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Bayleef Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • rainRainy
          • snowSnow
          • cloudyCloudy
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • fogFog
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • rainRainy
          • cloudyCloudy

          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.