Best Shadow Tyranitar counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Tyranitar 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

          • Fighting68.5%
          • Water8.5%
          • Ground8.5%
          • Grass4.0%
          • Steel3.5%
          • Bug2.0%
          • Fairy2.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *59.161628.31269.7s115.6
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 62.011305.15269.1s114.7
          3Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 55.031654.07274.1s109.5
          4Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 60.041121.37372.8s108.4
          5Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 57.001137.33375.8s104.3
          6LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 56.78985.16378.0s101.0
          7ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 51.361269.99281.4s98.2
          8Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 51.031182.80382.7s96.3
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 55.58841.35481.9s96.1
          10Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 53.65854.24484.0s93.8
          11Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 56.08670.36585.7s92.5
          12MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 49.361098.47386.0s92.3
          13CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.301384.20291.7s88.8
          14Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 46.591124.26390.1s88.6
          15HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 46.501107.51390.4s88.2
          16VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.771227.79292.1s87.4
          17HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 49.21838.10490.3s87.2
          18Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 46.341050.32391.4s87.0
          19Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 44.311235.30292.9s86.8
          20BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 50.93703.12591.2s86.5
          21BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 46.271011.70392.0s86.3
          22Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *43.001287.02294.9s85.4
          23Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *42.921284.68295.1s85.3
          24Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 48.79777.64492.3s85.3
          25PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 54.76474.09796.1s84.6
          26BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 46.32836.26494.9s83.0
          27PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 43.581054.32396.3s82.9
          28ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.39817.89496.9s81.3
          29Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 44.76848.68497.4s81.0
          30BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 42.301050.15398.8s80.9
          31Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 46.57709.13597.6s80.7
          32Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap FightingSuperpower 42.92952.26399.0s80.2
          33Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteSteelSteel Wing FightingSuperpower 45.64691.91599.7s79.0
          34EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 42.73883.234100.6s78.7
          35Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *44.76708.185100.8s78.1
          36Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *39.391139.883104.0s77.7
          37Shadow HitmonleeShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonleeFightingDouble Kick FightingClose Combat 45.26649.065101.7s77.4
          38HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 43.24773.844101.9s77.4
          39Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 50.33415.088106.2s77.0
          40SneaslerSneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 41.84855.214102.9s76.9
          41Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugFury Cutter FightingSuperpower 46.48555.776103.4s76.6
          42Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 43.62677.335103.8s75.8
          43PoliwrathPoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 38.471104.013106.6s75.8
          44Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *44.18638.395104.0s75.7
          45Mega MedichamMega Pokémon iconMega MedichamFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 43.44674.985104.2s75.5
          46Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap FightingDynamic Punch 45.92533.376105.4s75.3
          47Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *39.99903.913106.0s75.0
          48Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot FightingSuperpower 41.57747.864105.8s74.5
          49Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 44.73560.666106.2s74.5
          50SawkSawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 40.77774.544106.9s73.8
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          Shadow Tyranitar type chart

          When fighting Shadow Tyranitar, keep in mind the following that Rock and Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Bug, Fairy, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, Normal, Poison, 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 Tyranitar in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Tyranitar 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 Tyranitar counter is Terrakion, followed by Mega Blaziken, Keldeo (Ordinary), and Shadow Machamp. The table also includes Shadow Hariyama, Lucario, Conkeldurr, and Mega Lopunny, 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 Tyranitar 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.