The 30 BEST Shadow Kingdra Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Shadow Kingdra Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Mega Garchomp, Shadow Salamence, Origin Forme Palkia, Shadow Garchomp, Origin Forme Dialga, and Mega Salamence. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 5 Trainers to defeat Shadow Kingdra in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow SalamenceShadow Salamence
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #3
          Official artwork of Origin Forme PalkiaOrigin Forme Palkia
          Dragon Tail / Spacial Rend
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #5
          Official artwork of Origin Forme DialgaOrigin Forme Dialga
          Dragon Breath / Roar of Time
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SalamenceMega Salamence
          Dragon Tail / Outrage
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 35.58572.86141s62.3
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 32.62506.57155s56.7
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SalamenceShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *33.54352.711165s53.9
          4.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme PalkiaOrigin Forme PalkiaDragonDragon Tail DragonSpacial Rend *28.43606.66168s52.7
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 32.01366.210169s52.3
          6.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme DialgaOrigin Forme DialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonRoar of Time *27.28668.85171s52.1
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *28.98523.77169s52.0
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 28.63518.27171s51.4
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow DragoniteShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 31.15368.510172s51.2
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 28.02555.07172s51.2
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 28.78388.910181s48.6
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.84565.17184s48.2
          13.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 27.85349.111190s46.4
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down DragonOutrage 30.99222.717201s46.1
          15.Thumbnail image of PalkiaPalkiaDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 24.78511.87193s45.7
          16.Thumbnail image of SalamenceSalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *27.27342.811194s45.4
          17.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.53439.99194s45.3
          18.Thumbnail image of DialgaDialgaDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 23.99555.57196s45.2
          19.Thumbnail image of HaxorusHaxorusDragonDragon Tail DragonBreaking Swipe *26.72344.811197s44.7
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiasShadow LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 25.68397.210197s44.6
          21.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 26.00355.511199s44.1
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GardevoirShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 25.58368.410200s43.8
          23.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDragonDragon Tail *DragonOutrage 21.99666.06206s43.8
          24.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *25.57356.811202s43.5
          25.Thumbnail image of DragoniteDragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 25.44359.411202s43.4
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter DragonDragon Claw 26.17320.912203s43.4
          27.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme EnamorusIncarnate Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FairyDazzling Gleam 25.60345.111203s43.3
          28.Thumbnail image of BaxcaliburBaxcaliburDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 24.14421.59204s43.0
          29.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut FairyDazzling Gleam *25.42341.111205s42.9
          30.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramDragonDragon Breath DragonDraco Meteor 24.25393.410206s42.5
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Kingdra in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 3 - 5 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 6+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Shadow Kingdra CP range from Raids

          Shadow Kingdra can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1380 CP to 1509 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1725 CP to 1887 CP with Rain and Windy weather boost

          Shadow Kingdra weaknesses

          Shadow Kingdra type chart

          When fighting Shadow Kingdra, keep in mind the 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.

          Takes increased damage
          DragonDragon160.0%
          FairyFairy160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FireFire39.1%
          WaterWater39.1%
          SteelSteel62.5%

          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
          Dragon232.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fairy80.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dark14.0%
          • fogFog
          Ground12.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Psychic12.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost10.0%
          • fogFog
          Flying10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Rock8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Normal8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Grass4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

          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.

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.