Best Apex Shadow Ho-Oh counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Apex Shadow Ho-Oh 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

          • Rock52.0%
          • Water17.5%
          • Electric17.0%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Fighting2.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Dark1.0%
          • Ice1.0%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *50.85790.6718370.9s88.4
          2Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 50.58692.3721383.2s85.7
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 42.241147.3313407.4s82.3
          4Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 43.79942.1115406.2s81.4
          5RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 47.64532.9628427.5s77.5
          6Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 42.56745.9320432.9s75.8
          7RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *41.26766.7519441.8s74.4
          8Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 42.04590.7525458.4s71.6
          9TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 38.83786.7819462.5s71.3
          10TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 39.83645.0123469.6s69.9
          11Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 35.01951.8215491.5s68.2
          12Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *34.51894.2816501.7s66.6
          13Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 38.84557.6126493.8s66.5
          14GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *37.24652.4422494.7s66.4
          15Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *39.22522.4028497.4s66.1
          16TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 35.24737.3220507.0s65.1
          17Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 37.19498.9330523.6s62.8
          18Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockRock Blast 37.42465.5232529.8s62.2
          19AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 34.55579.7625537.7s61.0
          20AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 35.12538.4427538.6s60.9
          21Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *33.01650.2523546.7s60.2
          22Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch RockPower Gem 32.20701.0621551.4s60.0
          23Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)RockRock Throw RockRock Slide 34.18550.4627547.8s59.9
          24ArcheopsArcheopsFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 34.94497.8230549.8s59.7
          25Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 32.93614.6624553.1s59.4
          26Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang RockWeather Ball 34.08485.7330563.7s58.2
          27Shadow RegirockShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 31.50659.1222567.2s58.2
          28NihilegoNihilegoPoisonAcid RockRock Slide 31.54646.0823568.5s58.0
          29AggronAggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 32.25552.6827573.6s57.2
          30Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap RockAncient Power *36.89323.4846592.1s57.1
          31Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *RockAncient Power 32.93504.5429574.5s57.1
          32OmastarOmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *32.29513.5029581.4s56.4
          33Lycanroc (Dusk)Lycanroc (Dusk)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 34.21396.5337589.8s56.1
          34LycanrocLycanrocRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 33.80394.2638596.0s55.4
          35Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *30.00605.7624599.0s55.0
          36KleavorKleavorNormalQuick Attack RockRock Slide 33.12403.1837601.7s54.8
          37Shadow ArmaldoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArmaldoBugFury Cutter RockRock Blast 33.98362.7241606.8s54.8
          38Lycanroc (Midnight)Lycanroc (Midnight)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 32.27439.9534601.3s54.6
          39Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 30.35551.0627603.1s54.5
          40Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineDarkSnarl RockRock Slide 30.37547.7127603.5s54.4
          41Alolan GolemAlolan GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 30.91495.3130606.4s54.1
          42Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 31.78436.2734609.5s53.9
          43Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingKarate Chop *RockRock Slide 33.72340.1544621.2s53.7
          44Shadow KabutopsShadow Pokémon iconShadow KabutopsWaterWaterfall RockAncient Power 32.90371.4440617.4s53.6
          45XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 32.59385.2638616.0s53.6
          46Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *31.65427.5935614.3s53.5
          47GolemGolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 31.01461.0032613.8s53.4
          48Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 33.21342.2943627.0s53.1
          49Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 32.59342.5643635.4s52.3
          50ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *27.53614.9924642.4s51.5
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          Apex Shadow Ho-Oh type chart

          When fighting Apex Shadow Ho-Oh, keep in mind the following that Fire and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Rock, Electric, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Ground, Steel, Bug, and Grass 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 Ho-Oh in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Apex Shadow Ho-Oh 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 Ho-Oh counter is Shadow Rhyperior, followed by Mega Diancie, Mega Tyranitar, and Mega Aerodactyl. The table also includes Rampardos, Shadow Tyranitar, Rhyperior, and Shadow Aerodactyl, 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 Ho-Oh 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.