The 30 BEST Shadow Sudowoodo Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Sudowoodo 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 Sudowoodo Pokémon GO counters are Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, Shadow Metagross, Mega Garchomp, Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, and Shadow Kyogre. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 4 Trainers to defeat Shadow Sudowoodo in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Official artwork of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #1
          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MetagrossShadow Metagross
          Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SwampertMega Swampert
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Fury Cutter / Frenzy Plant
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow KyogreShadow Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *34.42845.64136s65.7
          2.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *34.47840.14136s65.7
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *33.55709.35142s62.1
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *30.59960.14148s61.4
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *31.99777.85146s60.9
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *33.74564.97147s59.6
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *32.41545.17153s57.3
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillSteelMetal Claw GroundScorching Sands 31.74546.27156s56.4
          9.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *30.67604.76157s56.0
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *29.52687.75159s55.7
          11.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 31.28504.47160s54.8
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *30.02575.16162s54.5
          13.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 28.72648.96164s53.9
          14.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 28.72648.96164s53.9
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 30.28519.27163s53.7
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EmpoleonShadow EmpoleonSteelMetal Claw WaterHydro Cannon *30.59496.88163s53.7
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 31.25456.38164s53.7
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *30.35508.77164s53.6
          19.Thumbnail image of MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *27.66695.55168s53.1
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 28.86528.57169s51.9
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KinglerShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 32.61325.912172s51.9
          22.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *26.77692.05173s51.6
          23.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *28.34541.57171s51.4
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *27.08633.96173s51.2
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FeraligatrShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *30.10411.89172s51.0
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 30.48380.010174s50.7
          27.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 28.49493.48173s50.7
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *30.08378.010176s50.1
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *26.78587.06177s49.9
          30.Thumbnail image of KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *26.88538.97179s49.2
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Sudowoodo in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 4 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 5+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Shadow Sudowoodo CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1111 CP to 1227 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1389 CP to 1534 CP with Partly Cloudy weather boost

          Shadow Sudowoodo weaknesses

          Shadow Sudowoodo type chart

          When fighting Shadow Sudowoodo, keep in mind the that Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Flying, Normal, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FightingFighting160.0%
          GrassGrass160.0%
          GroundGround160.0%
          SteelSteel160.0%
          WaterWater160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FireFire62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          NormalNormal62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Sudowoodo Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fighting104.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Grass80.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water74.0%
          • rainRain
          Ground72.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Steel44.0%
          • snowSnow
          Bug8.0%
          • rainRain
          Electric6.0%
          • rainRain
          Dragon6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

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