Best Shadow Ampharos counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Ampharos 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

          • Ground42.5%
          • Dragon12.5%
          • Psychic10.0%
          • Fire8.0%
          • Ghost4.5%
          • Fighting4.0%
          • Grass3.5%
          • Bug3.0%
          • Dark3.0%
          • Water2.5%
          • Normal2.0%
          • Ice2.0%
          • Rock2.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *50.632693.94176.5s113.2
          2Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *42.551697.68293.1s89.7
          3GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *39.581683.22299.5s84.5
          4Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 43.991106.46394.9s84.4
          5Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 40.851273.17299.4s81.9
          6GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *35.231667.752110.8s76.9
          7ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 37.651225.062107.4s76.1
          8Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 36.671286.082109.4s75.3
          9Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 38.97998.103106.8s75.0
          10Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 37.201177.113109.0s74.8
          11Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 37.801000.533109.6s73.3
          12MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 36.471093.103111.9s72.5
          13Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *35.081260.662114.0s72.4
          14Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 35.641144.343113.6s71.8
          15Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 36.081085.943113.0s71.8
          16RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 33.971260.052117.4s70.5
          17Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 35.051078.733116.1s70.1
          18Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *37.18789.654115.1s68.9
          19Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 34.74991.013118.2s68.4
          20Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 35.49884.304117.7s67.9
          21Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GroundEarthquake 32.871023.523123.6s65.9
          22KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 32.181017.143126.0s64.7
          23Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 34.09800.994123.6s64.5
          24Shadow NidokingShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidokingBugFury Cutter *GroundEarth Power 33.03903.913124.9s64.5
          25Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonIceIce Fang GroundScorching Sands 31.231106.043128.3s64.2
          26GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 32.20981.263126.5s64.2
          27Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *32.73908.593125.8s64.0
          28Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 33.37808.944125.7s63.5
          29Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *33.58781.504125.6s63.4
          30RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 31.45991.453129.0s63.2
          31Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 33.84743.924125.7s63.2
          32UrsalunaUrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *29.211248.392134.8s62.4
          33DonphanDonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 30.091076.073133.0s62.0
          34Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 30.151048.903133.1s61.8
          35Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin GroundScorching Sands 34.60602.155128.0s61.6
          36Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 30.101031.353133.6s61.5
          37Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *33.43667.305129.3s61.2
          38Shadow SandslashShadow Pokémon iconShadow SandslashGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 31.33792.654133.1s60.2
          39Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw GroundEarth Power 32.84646.035131.9s59.9
          40Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 32.81626.655132.7s59.5
          41Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *32.30652.735133.5s59.3
          42Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.54633.365133.4s59.2
          43Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *28.83993.113139.3s59.0
          44MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *30.63775.654136.1s58.8
          45GolemGolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 29.61877.674138.0s58.7
          46Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *GroundDrill Run *32.82586.646134.2s58.7
          47FlygonFlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 28.79975.803139.8s58.7
          48Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.74851.974138.0s58.6
          49Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 31.04688.935136.9s58.0
          50Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 29.84779.494139.1s57.7
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          Shadow Ampharos type chart

          When fighting Shadow Ampharos, keep in mind the following that Electric-type Pokémon are weak to Ground type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Flying, 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 Ampharos in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Ampharos 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 Ampharos counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Shadow Garchomp, Groudon, and Shadow Mamoswine. The table also includes Shadow Rhyperior, Garchomp, Excadrill, and Mega Swampert, 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 Ampharos 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.