The 30 BEST Apex Shadow Ho-Oh Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Apex Shadow Ho-Oh Pokémon GO counters are Shadow Rampardos, Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Diancie, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Aerodactyl, Rampardos, and Rhyperior. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 3 - 9 Trainers to defeat Apex Shadow Ho-Oh in a 5-Star Raid.

CogSimulation settings

          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega DiancieMega Diancie
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Smack Down / Stone Edge
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AerodactylMega Aerodactyl
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          Official artwork of RampardosRampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          Official artwork of RhyperiorRhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 44.28309.448533s65.5
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *37.93441.633532s62.2
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 36.59376.139570s58.5
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 30.30619.124593s55.7
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 31.74513.429590s55.6
          6.Thumbnail image of RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 35.52297.250625s54.2
          7.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *30.57425.735632s52.0
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 30.72403.637637s51.6
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AerodactylShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 30.82324.546672s49.5
          10.Thumbnail image of TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 27.99426.035677s48.5
          11.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 29.24354.842683s48.3
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 25.85528.728694s47.5
          13.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *24.85484.430728s45.3
          14.Thumbnail image of GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *26.91353.742728s45.2
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AggronShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 27.92300.649737s45.1
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow OmastarShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *28.69286.452733s44.5
          17.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 25.40398.937741s44.3
          18.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *24.66364.441773s42.4
          19.Thumbnail image of AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 25.88297.050782s42.1
          20.Thumbnail image of AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 25.23317.747784s42.0
          21.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme LandorusIncarnate Forme LandorusRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 25.07302.649797s41.4
          22.Thumbnail image of LandorusLandorusRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 25.07302.649797s41.4
          23.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch RockPower Gem 23.46383.739796s41.2
          24.Thumbnail image of NihilegoNihilegoPoisonAcid RockRock Slide 23.72364.541797s41.2
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemRockRock Throw RockRock Blast 27.18273.154772s41.1
          26.Thumbnail image of ArcheopsArcheopsFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 26.22280.053787s40.7
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 23.64331.545816s40.3
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HippowdonShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang RockWeather Ball 25.73274.554802s39.5
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *23.47311.748832s39.5
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RegirockShadow RegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 22.65356.242831s39.5
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          Group size

          You need at least 3 Trainers to defeat a Apex Shadow Ho-Oh in a 5-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 3 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 5 - 9 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 10+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 3 Trainers

          Apex Shadow Ho-Oh CP range from Raids

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

          • From 2050 CP to 2207 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2563 CP to 2759 CP with Sunny and Windy weather boost

          Apex Shadow Ho-Oh weaknesses

          Apex Shadow Ho-Oh type chart

          When fighting Apex Shadow Ho-Oh, keep in mind the 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.

          Takes increased damage
          Takes decreased damage

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

          Best move-types and weather for Apex Shadow Ho-Oh Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • rainRain
          • rainRain
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • sunnySunny
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • windyWindy
          • cloudyCloudy
          • rainRain
          • fogFog
          • cloudyCloudy
          • fogFog
          • snowSnow

          About our ranking methodology

          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.

          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.