Best Shadow Ivysaur counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Ivysaur 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

          • Fire38.5%
          • Psychic33.0%
          • Flying18.5%
          • Ice7.5%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 73.454047.97052.6s165.4
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *68.121554.63262.1s128.1
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.852623.35168.8s123.4
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 56.732463.81169.3s121.6
          5Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *59.911821.81168.0s119.5
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *61.621317.66269.3s114.3
          7Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 53.182207.34174.2s113.0
          8Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *54.142040.26173.6s112.8
          9ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *50.572544.07176.8s111.8
          10MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *56.001520.93273.8s109.1
          11Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 48.822451.91179.6s107.8
          12Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.102274.86179.6s106.7
          13Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 49.582106.59179.4s105.8
          14Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 52.451645.09277.4s105.2
          15Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 55.581298.09275.9s105.0
          16HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *43.643076.85187.2s103.3
          17Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 50.121691.14280.3s102.1
          18Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *54.661202.41277.8s102.0
          19Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 45.902279.93184.7s101.2
          20YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *47.371992.75183.2s100.9
          21Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 53.291239.72279.2s100.6
          22Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.531625.74281.5s100.3
          23Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 49.251588.97282.2s99.4
          24Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *44.262358.90187.4s99.0
          25Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *56.65842.44480.6s97.6
          26MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *44.851999.87187.5s96.7
          27Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 52.971043.20381.8s96.7
          28VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 44.671982.26187.9s96.2
          29Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *44.881914.06187.7s95.9
          30Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 47.321557.35285.3s95.9
          31Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 54.50870.82482.6s95.3
          32Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.511138.69383.9s94.7
          33Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *49.101264.61284.7s94.6
          34Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 50.361143.87384.1s94.6
          35Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 40.972504.58193.6s94.2
          36Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 50.231089.30384.9s93.5
          37Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *44.921685.18288.7s93.5
          38LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 44.541727.43289.2s93.3
          39Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 40.642405.11194.6s92.8
          40Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 44.781599.52289.4s92.3
          41Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 44.361632.00290.0s92.0
          42Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 44.111666.18290.3s91.9
          43ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 45.251434.06289.6s91.0
          44Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 49.93973.24386.9s90.9
          45MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 41.132061.21194.5s90.8
          46VictiniVictiniPsychicConfusion FireV-create 42.401829.76192.8s90.8
          47Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 46.581230.31289.0s90.2
          48DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 46.581230.31289.0s90.2
          49LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 43.381612.19291.9s90.1
          50Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 46.121265.57289.4s90.0
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          Shadow Ivysaur type chart

          When fighting Shadow Ivysaur, keep in mind the following that Grass and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fairy, Fighting, Water, and Grass 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 Ivysaur in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Ivysaur 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 Ivysaur counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Y Charizard, and Rayquaza. The table also includes Mega Blaziken, Mega Alakazam, Mega Latios, and Shadow Moltres, 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 Ivysaur 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.