Best Shadow Politoed counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Politoed 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

          • Grass45.5%
          • Electric35.5%
          • Dragon5.5%
          • Psychic3.5%
          • Dark3.0%
          • Bug2.0%
          • Normal2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *46.971034.69390.6s87.7
          2KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 43.93955.12397.0s81.8
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 41.311205.11299.1s81.7
          4Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 43.28871.97499.7s79.3
          5XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 44.24768.794100.1s78.7
          6Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 45.05683.385101.0s78.0
          7Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 42.12831.024102.8s76.9
          8Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 42.57797.284102.6s76.9
          9Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *37.861207.422107.0s76.2
          10ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *39.111055.913105.7s76.1
          11Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 39.53952.283106.2s75.2
          12Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 42.14702.895105.9s74.3
          13ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 35.781314.932111.6s74.2
          14Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *40.81770.804106.9s73.8
          15Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 37.90989.943109.5s73.2
          16Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 42.24644.675107.6s73.2
          17Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 38.94839.174109.6s72.4
          18Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *39.01830.374109.6s72.3
          19Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 39.52751.164110.3s71.6
          20Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *39.70685.565111.7s70.5
          21Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 35.72940.603116.1s69.2
          22RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 35.64854.724117.9s67.7
          23Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 33.621052.953120.8s67.4
          24Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 36.37760.104117.9s67.2
          25Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 40.85474.947118.4s67.0
          26ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 37.03669.435118.7s66.4
          27Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 36.54700.725119.1s66.3
          28RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 35.86738.674119.9s66.0
          29Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 33.62931.573122.5s65.8
          30ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 34.71815.374121.4s65.7
          31Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 39.18506.867120.3s65.6
          32Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 36.03693.865120.7s65.4
          33MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 35.01763.814121.7s65.2
          34Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 37.35591.776120.7s65.2
          35Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 38.78510.167121.1s65.2
          36Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 36.82622.405120.9s65.1
          37ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *32.411004.503125.4s64.9
          38Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 31.471096.613127.5s64.5
          39Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 36.43610.995122.4s64.3
          40TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 32.96856.734126.0s63.6
          41MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 34.72689.555124.6s63.5
          42Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *33.32807.194125.9s63.4
          43SceptileSceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *33.67756.414126.0s63.1
          44TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 31.33972.693129.7s62.7
          45Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch GrassGrass Knot 37.06501.217125.9s62.7
          46Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 32.93775.794127.9s62.3
          47LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 34.67630.765126.7s62.3
          48Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 36.23520.866127.0s62.0
          49CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 30.231053.283132.8s62.0
          50VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *32.22815.394129.4s61.9
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Politoed in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Politoed 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 Politoed counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Kartana, Mega Rayquaza, and Shadow Raikou. The table also includes Xurkitree, Shadow Electivire, Shadow Zapdos, and Mega Manectric, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Politoed type chart

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

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