Best Shadow Girafarig counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Girafarig 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

          • Dark45.5%
          • Bug25.0%
          • Dragon8.0%
          • Fire4.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Ground2.0%
          • Grass2.0%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Rock2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Fairy1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 56.732940.84168.4s126.1
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 57.661968.44169.8s117.7
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 52.751979.58175.5s109.8
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 51.321992.88177.4s107.6
          5HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *47.722269.74181.8s104.2
          6Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 53.181286.38278.9s101.2
          7TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 47.621926.72183.1s100.6
          8Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 52.121213.11280.9s98.4
          9Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 45.611927.45186.4s97.3
          10DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 46.981643.22285.4s96.4
          11Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 49.001357.88284.1s95.9
          12Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 49.401256.31284.3s95.0
          13PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 59.99576.69685.0s94.6
          14Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 50.821096.77384.0s94.5
          15Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 43.431895.42190.5s93.2
          16VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 46.221392.87288.2s92.0
          17YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 41.991925.50193.2s91.0
          18Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 50.27919.68387.3s90.4
          19Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 43.971531.05291.3s90.1
          20GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 39.832232.83196.8s90.0
          21ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 39.142286.83198.3s89.2
          22Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 45.441272.38290.5s89.1
          23Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 50.91768.66489.4s88.0
          24Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 44.881220.63292.0s87.5
          25Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 47.57941.98391.0s86.9
          26WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 44.071264.76293.1s86.8
          27Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *39.851751.19298.6s85.7
          28Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *43.411225.75294.7s85.2
          29ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 45.46990.90393.7s84.7
          30Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse *46.73888.37493.2s84.7
          31Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *46.86877.41493.2s84.6
          32Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 39.191639.112100.6s83.4
          33Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 39.931451.102100.1s82.6
          34Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 39.931451.102100.1s82.6
          35Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 39.931451.102100.1s82.6
          36Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 39.931451.102100.1s82.6
          37Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 39.931451.102100.1s82.6
          38Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *40.131382.002100.1s82.1
          39Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 43.74960.27397.3s81.6
          40HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 40.941235.13299.6s81.5
          41Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 42.531055.80398.3s81.4
          42RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 40.931204.33299.9s81.1
          43Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish DarkDark Pulse 38.331553.112103.2s81.0
          44Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *37.731637.392104.2s80.9
          45HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 41.921077.05399.3s80.7
          46VikavoltVikavoltBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 42.091041.18399.4s80.5
          47Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 39.531293.572102.2s80.0
          48Deoxys (Attack)Deoxys (Attack)PoisonPoison Jab DarkDark Pulse 52.79412.028103.1s79.8
          49BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 38.671365.132103.6s79.5
          50YanmegaYanmegaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 41.58988.073101.2s78.8
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          Shadow Girafarig type chart

          When fighting Shadow Girafarig, keep in mind the following that Normal and Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, and Dark type moves. They take reduced damage from Ghost, and Psychic 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 Girafarig in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Girafarig 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 Girafarig counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Rayquaza, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Hydreigon, Shadow Weavile, Tyranitar, and Mega Absol, 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 Girafarig 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.