Best Shadow Poochyena counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Poochyena 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

          • Fighting46.0%
          • Bug20.0%
          • Fairy14.5%
          • Dragon5.5%
          • Ground2.5%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Fire1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Rock0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 111.395775.50034.8s247.7
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *101.447180.46037.5s240.4
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 97.568218.90038.7s239.6
          4Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 106.925728.48036.2s239.3
          5Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 101.765378.29038.1s227.2
          6Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 93.526848.46040.6s223.2
          7Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *103.764039.04038.3s217.6
          8Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 92.865898.08041.2s215.2
          9Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 90.916317.12041.9s214.6
          10PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 103.423692.93038.7s213.1
          11Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 93.445356.27041.2s212.1
          12LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 96.034727.63040.5s211.3
          13Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 99.433769.90040.0s207.4
          14Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 96.084304.77040.8s207.3
          15ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 87.636064.62043.5s206.7
          16Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 95.833804.38041.4s201.8
          17Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 81.716971.16046.1s201.2
          18VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 86.295071.16044.6s196.9
          19Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 91.623958.16042.9s196.2
          20Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 81.576191.33046.5s196.1
          21MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 84.455258.35045.4s194.9
          22XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 81.425957.12046.6s194.3
          23BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 78.816710.47047.8s194.0
          24TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FightingAura Sphere *78.436204.68048.2s190.2
          25HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter BugMegahorn 79.655598.46047.8s188.5
          26Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 87.473863.18044.9s188.2
          27Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 87.013932.54045.0s188.1
          28Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *85.574150.34045.5s187.7
          29CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *76.106529.64049.5s187.6
          30Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 77.595984.99048.8s187.2
          31Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 84.584212.03046.0s186.5
          32Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *75.616474.06049.8s186.3
          33HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 79.835216.11047.9s186.1
          34VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *76.226233.30049.5s186.1
          35Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 88.223488.83144.9s185.6
          36BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 86.663687.60045.4s185.1
          37Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *94.442588.58143.7s184.3
          38Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw FairyMoonblast 82.654340.36046.9s184.3
          39Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 80.334791.91047.8s183.8
          40Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *75.276067.86050.2s183.2
          41XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 86.133500.29145.9s182.2
          42HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 77.325244.52049.3s181.6
          43Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 77.474905.97049.4s179.5
          44Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FairyPlay Rough 84.303484.71146.8s178.9
          45BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 82.903717.96047.3s178.9
          46Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *81.194020.96047.9s178.8
          47Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 80.164224.59048.3s178.8
          48Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 82.143632.52047.8s176.8
          49Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)NormalQuick Attack FairyPlay Rough 74.385270.35051.1s176.3
          50PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 75.015074.94050.8s176.1
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          Shadow Poochyena type chart

          When fighting Shadow Poochyena, keep in mind the following that Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, 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 Poochyena in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Poochyena 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 Poochyena counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Terrakion, Mega Rayquaza, and Mega Gardevoir. The table also includes Shadow Machamp, Keldeo (Ordinary), Mega Alakazam, 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 Poochyena 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.