The 30 BEST Shadow Nuzleaf Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Nuzleaf 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 Nuzleaf Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Mega Pinsir, Pheromosa, Volcarona, Mega Beedrill, Mega Scizor, and Shadow Scizor. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Nuzleaf in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega PinsirMega Pinsir
          Bug Bite / X-Scissor
          #2
          Official artwork of PheromosaPheromosa
          Bug Bite / Bug Buzz
          #3
          Official artwork of VolcaronaVolcarona
          Bug Bite / Bug Buzz
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BeedrillMega Beedrill
          Bug Bite / X-Scissor
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega ScizorMega Scizor
          Fury Cutter / X-Scissor
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ScizorShadow Scizor
          Fury Cutter / X-Scissor
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 88.113988.9150s190.5
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 84.803065.4153s175.2
          3.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 99.701581.5251s174.1
          4.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 80.392925.9156s166.3
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 85.992119.7155s164.2
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 76.033149.3158s161.5
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ScizorShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 79.742110.4158s154.5
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ScytherShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *80.721983.4258s154.1
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow PinsirShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 83.271684.8258s152.8
          10.Thumbnail image of YanmegaYanmegaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 71.692233.3163s143.6
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *71.842198.4163s143.4
          12.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Shock Drive)Genesect (Shock Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 69.852404.1164s142.8
          13.Thumbnail image of GenesectGenesectBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 69.852404.1164s142.8
          14.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Douse Drive)Genesect (Douse Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 69.852404.1164s142.8
          15.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Chill Drive)Genesect (Chill Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 69.852404.1164s142.8
          16.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Burn Drive)Genesect (Burn Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 69.852404.1164s142.8
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *67.862572.7166s141.5
          18.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 68.182424.6166s140.3
          19.Thumbnail image of VikavoltVikavoltBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 73.881756.7264s140.1
          20.Thumbnail image of EscavalierEscavalierBugBug Bite BugMegahorn 66.892159.2168s135.0
          21.Thumbnail image of ScizorScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 66.042072.8169s132.5
          22.Thumbnail image of ScytherScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *66.781948.0269s132.0
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SneaslerShadow SneaslerPoisonPoison Jab BugX-Scissor 68.741679.2268s131.1
          24.Thumbnail image of PinsirPinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 68.801654.9268s130.8
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *64.821996.8270s129.6
          26.Thumbnail image of HeracrossHeracrossBugStruggle Bug BugMegahorn 64.052070.1171s129.3
          27.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *59.982478.8174s127.3
          28.Thumbnail image of AccelgorAccelgorBugInfestation BugBug Buzz 69.051334.2270s125.5
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 58.012391.6176s123.1
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 58.012391.6176s123.1
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Nuzleaf 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 Nuzleaf CP range from Raids

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

          • From 610 CP to 701 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 763 CP to 876 CP with Sunny and Fog weather boost

          Shadow Nuzleaf weaknesses

          Shadow Nuzleaf type chart

          When fighting Shadow Nuzleaf, keep in mind the that Grass and Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Electric, Ghost, Grass, Ground, Water, and Psychic type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          BugBug256.0%
          FairyFairy160.0%
          FightingFighting160.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          PoisonPoison160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          PsychicPsychic39.1%
          DarkDark62.5%
          ElectricElectric62.5%
          GhostGhost62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          GroundGround62.5%
          WaterWater62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Nuzleaf Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Bug134.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire96.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Flying62.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fighting52.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Fairy20.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ice16.0%
          • snowSnow
          Poison10.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dragon4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

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