Best Shadow Natu counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Natu 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

          • Dark25.0%
          • Electric24.0%
          • Ghost17.0%
          • Rock16.5%
          • Ice10.5%
          • Dragon2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Water0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 77.707925.06048.1s198.5
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 77.745370.14049.0s183.3
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 92.352543.39144.6s180.4
          4Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 80.423336.68149.1s170.8
          5Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *74.713838.07051.9s165.8
          6Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 83.382274.72149.5s162.6
          7Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 73.383610.46053.0s161.4
          8Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 75.433151.94152.3s160.5
          9Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 72.643635.77053.5s160.4
          10Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 78.102722.45151.4s160.1
          11Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 75.822934.51152.4s158.8
          12ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *71.223727.50054.4s158.7
          13XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 76.742774.65152.1s158.5
          14Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 72.193467.29154.0s158.0
          15TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 64.585234.28058.5s157.4
          16Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 78.142471.40151.9s157.0
          17Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 73.612939.64153.8s155.2
          18Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 69.893558.09155.6s154.8
          19Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 75.832442.21153.4s153.0
          20Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 79.841970.13152.4s152.5
          21HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *66.803603.19057.9s149.7
          22Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 63.174374.64060.3s149.0
          23Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 67.213435.58157.8s149.0
          24DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 67.863163.29157.6s147.6
          25Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayDarkSnarl ElectricWild Charge 73.322335.81155.3s147.6
          26Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 70.182695.52156.6s146.8
          27Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 67.563115.63157.9s146.7
          28Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *71.632457.94156.1s146.4
          29Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 73.032277.42155.6s146.3
          30GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 65.443358.75159.3s145.2
          31Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *64.653407.15159.9s144.2
          32Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 62.353916.09061.4s144.2
          33RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 70.672367.94157.0s143.7
          34Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirElectricCharge Beam GhostShadow Ball 68.182715.58158.1s143.6
          35RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *61.783751.31062.1s141.9
          36Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 69.762229.31158.1s140.5
          37Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 70.582058.50158.0s139.5
          38ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 70.452062.42158.1s139.4
          39Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 69.232185.45158.6s139.1
          40MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 60.373550.73163.7s137.7
          41RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 62.523088.56162.2s137.6
          42WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 64.792670.64161.0s137.5
          43TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 62.822995.93162.1s137.3
          44Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 63.742789.99161.6s136.9
          45BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 64.242631.64161.5s136.1
          46Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 71.111734.30258.9s135.5
          47YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 58.823615.10065.2s135.4
          48Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 67.972034.78160.0s135.1
          49ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 64.702424.50161.6s134.6
          50Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 70.211725.58259.6s134.0
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          Shadow Natu type chart

          When fighting Shadow Natu, keep in mind the following that Psychic and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Grass, Psychic, Fighting, 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 Natu in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Natu 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 Natu counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Diancie. The table also includes Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Banette, Mega Rayquaza, and Shadow Raikou, 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 Natu 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.