The 30 BEST Shadow Arbok Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Arbok 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 Arbok Pokémon GO counters are Primal Groudon, Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Garchomp, Mega Alakazam, Shadow Excadrill, Mewtwo, and Mega Latios. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 4 Trainers to defeat Shadow Arbok in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MewtwoShadow Mewtwo
          Psycho Cut / Psystrike
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AlakazamMega Alakazam
          Confusion / Psychic
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ExcadrillShadow Excadrill
          Mud-Slap / Scorching Sands
          #5
          Official artwork of MewtwoMewtwo
          Psycho Cut / Psystrike
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega LatiosMega Latios
          Zen Headbutt / Psychic
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *38.351665.32114s82.2
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *45.25785.15109s80.5
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *34.281289.73130s71.4
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *40.31657.46124s70.8
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 33.691138.13133s68.6
          6.Thumbnail image of MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *37.11767.65129s68.4
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 35.72812.64132s67.1
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 36.50643.26135s65.1
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 32.66983.64139s65.0
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *32.93921.84139s64.6
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 32.94880.74140s64.0
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 30.461182.43145s63.8
          13.Thumbnail image of Hoopa UnboundHoopa UnboundPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 34.68696.85139s63.5
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 35.69607.46139s63.2
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 33.11784.95142s62.8
          16.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *31.70914.04144s62.5
          17.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *30.041069.73149s61.9
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AlakazamShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *37.31421.69146s60.8
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 30.66841.34150s59.9
          20.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 27.861116.73158s58.8
          21.Thumbnail image of LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.57803.24156s57.6
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GalladeShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 32.54547.57153s57.5
          23.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 27.651032.93161s57.5
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *29.85758.65156s57.4
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhydonShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 28.20931.64160s57.2
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 35.19388.210155s57.1
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GardevoirShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 33.36426.79158s55.8
          28.Thumbnail image of MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 27.05965.54165s55.7
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolurkShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 29.54653.76160s55.2
          30.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *27.18904.54165s55.2
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          Group size

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

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 4 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 5+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Shadow Arbok CP range from Raids

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

          • From 987 CP to 1097 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1234 CP to 1372 CP with Cloudy weather boost

          Shadow Arbok weaknesses

          Shadow Arbok type chart

          When fighting Shadow Arbok, keep in mind the that Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Ground and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Grass, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          GroundGround160.0%
          PsychicPsychic160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          BugBug62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          FightingFighting62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Arbok Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Psychic202.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground130.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fire20.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dark12.0%
          • fogFog
          Normal8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dragon6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Rock4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain
          Steel2.0%
          • snowSnow
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Arbok in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Arbok 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.