Best Shadow Kingdra counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Kingdra 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

          • Dragon53.0%
          • Fairy21.0%
          • Psychic6.0%
          • Dark3.5%
          • Fighting3.0%
          • Ground2.5%
          • Ghost2.5%
          • Flying2.5%
          • Grass2.0%
          • Rock1.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 50.461118.59384.2s94.3
          2Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *46.96682.47597.8s80.6
          3Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *41.281025.113101.3s79.0
          4Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 40.301091.373102.5s78.5
          5Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 44.72707.155100.9s78.0
          6Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 40.381002.653103.5s77.3
          7Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 43.88716.415102.1s77.1
          8Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 36.711097.883111.2s72.9
          9Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 40.26749.254108.6s72.6
          10PalkiaPalkiaDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 36.041018.653114.0s70.8
          11RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 39.25678.915112.9s69.8
          12DialgaDialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 34.381088.933117.9s69.1
          13SalamenceSalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *38.41666.155115.3s68.3
          14ZekromZekromDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 35.99851.934116.9s68.2
          15HaxorusHaxorusDragonDragon Tail DragonBreaking Swipe *37.63668.825117.2s67.2
          16Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 36.19769.664118.2s67.1
          17Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDragonDragon Tail *DragonOutrage 31.601303.672125.0s67.1
          18Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *36.75706.915118.3s66.7
          19Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 36.52722.614118.5s66.7
          20GarchompGarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 36.55689.685119.4s66.1
          21DragoniteDragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 36.00700.875120.5s65.5
          22ReshiramReshiramDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 34.68773.634122.4s64.9
          23Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut FairyDazzling Gleam *36.05664.245121.5s64.9
          24BaxcaliburBaxcaliburDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 33.88813.984124.0s64.4
          25Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter DragonDragon Claw 36.21611.475123.0s64.0
          26Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)DragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor *36.98543.946123.8s63.6
          27Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardDragonDragon Breath *DragonDragon Claw 33.95697.805126.7s62.5
          28LatiosLatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 33.24736.354127.9s62.1
          29Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosDragonDragon Tail *DragonOutrage 32.15795.194130.1s61.5
          30KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 31.80822.554130.7s61.3
          31Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 34.68584.246128.4s61.3
          32XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 30.40968.653133.3s61.2
          33XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 34.26598.406129.1s61.0
          34Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *33.14650.955130.7s60.4
          35Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardDragonDragon Breath *DragonDragon Claw 33.24605.665132.1s59.7
          36Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)DarkSnarl FairyPlay Rough 29.14911.453139.3s58.4
          37Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DragonDragon Pulse *30.95714.455136.5s58.3
          38HydreigonHydreigonDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Pulse 30.89678.115137.8s57.6
          39Shadow KingdraShadow Pokémon iconShadow KingdraDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 31.15650.375137.7s57.5
          40LatiasLatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 29.92756.694139.3s57.5
          41GardevoirGardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 30.16709.435139.7s57.1
          42TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 28.99763.894143.0s56.1
          43Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut FairyDazzling Gleam *33.58429.608140.7s56.1
          44Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)DragonDragon Tail DragonDragon Pulse 28.31831.514144.5s56.0
          45TyrantrumTyrantrumDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 31.36554.776140.7s56.0
          46Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonDragonDragon Tail DragonDragon Claw 34.32386.649142.1s55.9
          47Mega AltariaMega Pokémon iconMega AltariaDragonDragon Breath FairyDazzling Gleam 28.47794.324144.6s55.8
          48PrimarinaPrimarinaFairyCharm FairyMoonblast 26.801001.293148.7s55.7
          49Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw FairyDazzling Gleam 31.46516.786142.3s55.3
          50GoodraGoodraDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 28.29763.444146.1s55.0
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Kingdra in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Kingdra 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 Kingdra counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Salamence, Mega Salamence, and Mega Gardevoir. The table also includes Shadow Garchomp, Mega Latios, Shadow Dragonite, and Mega Latias, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Kingdra type chart

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

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

          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.