Shadow Alolan Sandshrew Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Alolan Sandshrew 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 Shadow Alolan Sandshrew Pokémon GO counters are Mega Blaziken, Mega Y Charizard, Shadow Blaziken, Reshiram, Shadow Entei, Shadow Chandelure, and Mega X Charizard. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Alolan Sandshrew in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Blast Burn
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow BlazikenShadow Blaziken
          Counter / Blast Burn
          #3
          Official artwork of ReshiramReshiram
          Fire Fang / Fusion Flare
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow EnteiShadow Entei
          Fire Fang / Overheat
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ChandelureShadow Chandelure
          Fire Spin / Overheat
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega X CharizardMega X Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *71.892794.6162s150.7
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *69.102429.9165s141.9
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *65.231843.2271s128.1
          4.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *60.932335.6173s127.4
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 59.822331.3174s125.5
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 64.981520.7273s122.8
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *59.662106.4175s122.6
          8.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *62.251760.1274s122.3
          9.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 55.932659.8178s122.2
          10.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 55.932659.8178s122.2
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 61.781762.4274s121.6
          12.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *52.563274.0181s121.3
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire+ 57.482197.4177s120.1
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 56.172357.9178s119.6
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 61.921484.5276s117.6
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow InfernapeShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *59.531722.4277s117.5
          17.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *53.112651.8182s117.2
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyphlosionShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *58.411737.4278s115.9
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CharizardShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *60.511502.3277s115.8
          20.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 57.101820.2279s115.0
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *54.452081.4182s113.7
          22.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 53.612160.5183s113.2
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 58.171493.4280s112.0
          24.Thumbnail image of Standard Mode DarmanitanStandard Mode DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 55.571697.6282s110.9
          25.Thumbnail image of DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 55.571697.6282s110.9
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 59.341288.5380s110.5
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ArcanineShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 54.811737.5283s110.2
          28.Thumbnail image of BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *53.911807.4284s109.7
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagmortarShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 55.391598.5283s109.3
          30.Thumbnail image of EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 49.782299.9188s108.1
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Alolan Sandshrew in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Alolan Sandshrew CP range from Raids

          Shadow Alolan Sandshrew can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 649 CP to 739 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 812 CP to 924 CP with Snow weather boost

          Shadow Alolan Sandshrew weaknesses

          Shadow Alolan Sandshrew type chart

          When fighting Shadow Alolan Sandshrew, keep in mind the that Ice and Steel-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Fire, and Ground type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Normal, Psychic, Ice, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FightingFighting256.0%
          FireFire256.0%
          GroundGround160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          IceIce39.1%
          PoisonPoison39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          DragonDragon62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          NormalNormal62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Alolan Sandshrew Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire198.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting186.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ground6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Psychic4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog
          Rock2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Alolan Sandshrew in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Alolan Sandshrew 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.