Best Raticate (Alola Shadow) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Raticate (Alola Shadow) 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

          • Fighting78.0%
          • Fairy4.5%
          • Bug4.0%
          • Ground3.0%
          • Dark2.5%
          • Dragon2.0%
          • Normal2.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *74.253816.55052.3s164.8
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 80.792440.15150.5s160.9
          3Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 76.322004.00154.4s147.7
          4Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 70.522611.17156.6s146.4
          5LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 70.602380.98157.0s143.8
          6Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 71.432012.01157.6s140.2
          7Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 73.631626.77257.7s137.5
          8Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 66.892161.08160.5s135.0
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 72.271579.30258.9s134.7
          10ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 65.472269.22161.3s134.1
          11Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 69.831560.93260.8s130.8
          12CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *55.753319.61168.9s127.5
          13MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 62.991964.87164.5s126.2
          14Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 59.812165.06166.8s123.6
          15PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 70.901110.48363.7s123.5
          16BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 58.422270.77168.0s122.5
          17VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *56.652441.73169.4s121.3
          18BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 64.421413.60266.1s120.2
          19Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 57.092224.00169.5s119.7
          20HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 58.621966.33168.7s119.2
          21Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 60.011789.35268.0s119.2
          22HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 60.971666.25267.7s118.9
          23Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 63.371421.04266.9s118.7
          24BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 60.231565.31269.0s116.3
          25Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 66.131017.03368.6s114.7
          26PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 55.751890.47172.2s113.7
          27Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 60.091405.36270.2s113.6
          28Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 58.251545.41271.1s113.0
          29Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 56.321752.84272.1s112.8
          30HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 55.691776.52272.7s112.1
          31ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 57.721461.86272.2s110.9
          32BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 53.471864.24175.0s109.6
          33EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 55.001639.00274.2s109.2
          34Shadow HitmonleeShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonleeFightingDouble Kick FightingClose Combat 59.261192.44372.8s108.6
          35SneaslerSneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 54.211553.04275.7s106.8
          36Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 57.071235.72274.7s106.2
          37Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 56.401263.07275.2s105.6
          38Mega MedichamMega Pokémon iconMega MedichamFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 55.221315.18276.1s104.7
          39SawkSawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 52.931410.38278.2s102.7
          40Shadow HitmonchanShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonchanFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 54.901189.40377.7s102.1
          41PoliwrathPoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 49.631755.66280.7s102.1
          42Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 54.681164.62378.2s101.4
          43Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 51.181476.88280.1s101.0
          44Shadow ThrohShadow Pokémon iconShadow ThrohFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 49.671624.45281.3s100.5
          45TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FightingAura Sphere *47.561861.00183.4s99.8
          46Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 52.731244.48279.8s99.8
          47CrabominableCrabominableFightingRock Smash FightingPower-Up Punch 50.431468.62281.2s99.7
          48AlakazamAlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 55.311012.54379.3s99.4
          49Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 49.311574.24282.2s99.3
          50Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap FightingSuperpower 46.042041.47185.3s99.1
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          Raticate (Alola Shadow) type chart

          When fighting Raticate (Alola Shadow), keep in mind the following that Dark and Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Bug, and Fairy type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Psychic, and Ghost 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 Raticate (Alola Shadow) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Raticate (Alola Shadow) down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Raticate (Alola Shadow) counter is Terrakion, followed by Mega Blaziken, Shadow Machamp, and Keldeo (Ordinary). The table also includes Lucario, Shadow Hariyama, Mega Alakazam, and Mega Lopunny, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Raticate (Alola Shadow) 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.