Best Apex Shadow Lugia counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Apex Shadow Lugia 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

          • Electric26.0%
          • Dark20.5%
          • Ghost17.0%
          • Rock17.0%
          • Ice10.5%
          • Dragon2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Poison1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Water0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 25.49864.8117657.8s52.0
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 30.19346.7143669.9s49.4
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 26.27578.4325674.7s49.0
          4Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 25.29423.9635734.7s44.7
          5Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *25.25425.6035735.0s44.6
          6Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 27.39306.0949743.8s44.5
          7Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 24.74434.3134744.4s44.1
          8Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 24.27466.2032746.6s44.1
          9XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 25.24381.9339751.3s43.7
          10Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 25.77340.1044758.6s43.3
          11Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 23.13518.5428764.2s43.3
          12Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 26.28308.0648765.6s43.2
          13Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 24.16404.4537769.3s42.6
          14Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 24.06392.9838776.2s42.3
          15Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *24.38362.5241780.6s42.0
          16TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 21.69568.8626797.1s42.0
          17Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 25.33308.9848786.3s41.9
          18Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 25.94261.6357807.6s41.3
          19ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *22.12483.0131802.2s41.2
          20HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *22.74427.6535800.0s41.1
          21Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 24.16320.7846807.9s40.7
          22Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 22.43427.5335809.2s40.7
          23Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 23.23368.1740808.8s40.6
          24Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 21.50457.4532828.9s39.9
          25Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 20.39535.8627847.8s39.5
          26GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 20.74489.0430845.9s39.3
          27RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 23.71289.1051840.3s39.2
          28Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 22.39361.4041835.9s39.2
          29Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *21.09450.7233844.4s39.1
          30Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirElectricCharge Beam GhostShadow Ball 21.61404.6037842.5s39.0
          31Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 22.87320.2646843.4s38.9
          32Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw ElectricWild Charge 21.77386.1438844.3s38.9
          33Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.47255.3858874.0s38.0
          34DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 21.52357.2141865.1s37.9
          35Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 23.07268.1455873.8s37.8
          36RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *20.59414.4136873.2s37.7
          37RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 20.41427.2935875.3s37.7
          38Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.68237.4763886.0s37.7
          39Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 24.91188.4879920.6s37.4
          40MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 19.21512.0129897.9s37.3
          41ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 22.83257.7458889.8s37.2
          42GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 23.91211.7270910.8s37.1
          43Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 23.23234.6663901.4s37.0
          44ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 21.21334.1944886.7s37.0
          45BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 21.19335.6444886.8s37.0
          46Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 19.37473.7831901.1s36.9
          47Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 22.98233.6664909.6s36.7
          48Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 21.22316.7247896.5s36.6
          49Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 22.32259.6457903.2s36.6
          50Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 22.47252.6459905.0s36.6
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          Apex Shadow Lugia type chart

          When fighting Apex Shadow Lugia, keep in mind the following that Psychic and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, Electric, Ghost, Ice, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Grass, Psychic, Fighting, and Ground 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 Apex Shadow Lugia in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Apex Shadow Lugia down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Apex Shadow Lugia counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, and Mega Diancie. The table also includes Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Banette, Shadow Raikou, and Mega Rayquaza, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Apex Shadow Lugia 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.