Best Apex Shadow Raikou counters

Raid Battles

The best Apex Shadow Raikou counters in Pokémon GO are Primal Groudon, Mega Garchomp, Shadow Groudon, Shadow Garchomp, Shadow Excadrill, Shadow Mamoswine, and Groudon. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 5 - 13 Trainers to defeat Apex Shadow Raikou in a 5-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GroudonShadow Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ExcadrillShadow Excadrill
          Mud-Slap / Scorching Sands
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MamoswineShadow Mamoswine
          Mud-Slap / High Horsepower
          #6
          Official artwork of GroudonGroudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *29.851141.421851s62.4
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *26.201168.221966s56.5
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GroudonShadow GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *28.00737.433918s54.2
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *25.08833.7291017s50.9
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 27.34518.647953s49.5
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 25.74533.4461008s47.5
          7.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *23.46734.1331089s47.0
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 23.72654.6371082s46.4
          9.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *24.97472.1521044s44.1
          10.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *20.79820.8301221s43.7
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow UrsalunaShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *20.84749.9331221s43.0
          12.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 22.45507.8481152s42.1
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhydonShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 21.97514.8481175s41.5
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 21.70534.0461187s41.4
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HippowdonShadow HippowdonGroundSand Attack GroundScorching Sands 21.38555.1441203s41.3
          16.Thumbnail image of MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 21.36527.7461206s40.8
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FlygonShadow FlygonGroundSand Attack GroundScorching Sands 21.37507.7481207s40.5
          18.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 19.76649.0381291s40.0
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow DonphanShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 21.03464.0531230s38.0
          20.Thumbnail image of UrsalunaUrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *17.48747.4331450s37.4
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolemShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 20.60454.6541256s36.8
          22.Thumbnail image of KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 18.73511.2481371s36.5
          23.Thumbnail image of RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 18.31511.1481400s35.9
          24.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme LandorusIncarnate Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 21.72416.8591199s35.7
          25.Thumbnail image of LandorusLandorusGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 21.72416.8591199s35.7
          26.Thumbnail image of HippowdonHippowdonGroundSand Attack GroundScorching Sands 17.74548.3451441s35.5
          27.Thumbnail image of FlygonFlygonGroundSand Attack GroundScorching Sands 17.79502.5491441s34.9
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolurkShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 23.48371.2661121s34.1
          29.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GroundEarthquake 19.57434.9561322s34.1
          30.Thumbnail image of DonphanDonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 17.57461.3531463s32.7
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          You need at least 5 Trainers to defeat a Apex Shadow Raikou in a 5-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 5 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 8 - 13 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 14+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 5 Trainers

          Apex Shadow Raikou CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1823 CP to 1972 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2280 CP to 2466 CP with Rain weather boost

          Apex Shadow Raikou weaknesses

          Apex Shadow Raikou type chart

          When fighting Apex Shadow Raikou, keep in mind the that Electric-type Pokémon are weak to Ground-type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Flying, and Steel-type moves.

          Weaknesses

          Weaknesses
          GroundGround160.0%

          Resistances

          Resistances
          ElectricElectric62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

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

          Best move-types and best weather for defeating Apex Shadow Raikou

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Ground200.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dragon54.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fire26.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Psychic22.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost18.0%
          • fogFog
          Dark16.0%
          • fogFog
          Grass12.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Bug10.0%
          • rainRain
          Fighting10.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Normal8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Water8.0%
          • rainRain
          Rock8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Poison4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ice2.0%
          • snowSnow
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Apex Shadow Raikou in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Apex Shadow Raikou down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          This guide displays a list of best Apex Shadow Raikou 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.

          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.