The 30 BEST Shadow Shiftry Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Shiftry 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 Shiftry Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Pheromosa, Mega Pinsir, 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 Shiftry in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #1
          Official artwork of PheromosaPheromosa
          Bug Bite / Bug Buzz
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega PinsirMega Pinsir
          Bug Bite / X-Scissor
          #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
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 61.351947.0274s123.4
          2.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 73.01612.9681s112.0
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 59.041315.7380s110.5
          4.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 56.191253.2384s105.2
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 60.59909.9484s104.6
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 52.601528.4287s103.9
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ScizorShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 55.711021.8388s100.2
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow PinsirShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 58.56787.2589s98.9
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ScytherShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *56.90850.6490s98.2
          10.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Shock Drive)Genesect (Shock Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 48.561165.4397s92.3
          11.Thumbnail image of GenesectGenesectBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 48.561165.4397s92.3
          12.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Douse Drive)Genesect (Douse Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 48.561165.4397s92.3
          13.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Chill Drive)Genesect (Chill Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 48.561165.4397s92.3
          14.Thumbnail image of Genesect (Burn Drive)Genesect (Burn Drive)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 48.561165.4397s92.3
          15.Thumbnail image of VikavoltVikavoltBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 51.37913.3496s91.8
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *50.21992.0496s91.7
          17.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 47.751185.0398s91.3
          18.Thumbnail image of YanmegaYanmegaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 50.42957.9497s91.3
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.831244.9399s90.8
          20.Thumbnail image of ScizorScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 46.011005.03103s85.8
          21.Thumbnail image of EscavalierEscavalierBugBug Bite BugMegahorn 45.721027.83104s85.7
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SneaslerShadow SneaslerPoisonPoison Jab BugX-Scissor 48.98768.55103s85.3
          23.Thumbnail image of PinsirPinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 48.19772.65104s84.3
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *45.16968.14106s83.8
          25.Thumbnail image of ScytherScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *46.84835.04105s83.8
          26.Thumbnail image of AccelgorAccelgorBugInfestation BugBug Buzz 48.67622.96108s81.4
          27.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *41.041189.13111s81.0
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CrustleShadow CrustleBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 46.40676.15110s79.6
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *46.36657.96111s79.1
          30.Thumbnail image of DurantDurantBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 43.21866.24112s79.1
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Shiftry 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 Shiftry CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1209 CP to 1333 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1511 CP to 1666 CP with Sunny and Fog weather boost

          Shadow Shiftry weaknesses

          Shadow Shiftry type chart

          When fighting Shadow Shiftry, 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 Shiftry Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Bug138.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire94.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Flying62.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fighting50.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Fairy18.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ice16.0%
          • snowSnow
          Poison10.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dragon2.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain
          Steel2.0%
          • snowSnow

          About our ranking methodology

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