Best Shiftry counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Bug35.0%
          • Fire25.0%
          • Fighting13.0%
          • Flying12.0%
          • Fairy5.0%
          • Ice4.0%
          • Poison2.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Steel0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 72.103259.70154.4s155.9
          2Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 69.992200.95158.0s140.5
          3PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 84.27996.55357.2s138.6
          4VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 66.402096.56161.1s133.4
          5Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 62.462537.41163.3s132.1
          6Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 71.181518.50260.1s132.0
          7Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 65.541696.02263.4s126.4
          8Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 68.601307.22263.5s124.3
          9Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *66.821419.96264.0s123.8
          10Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 57.421935.50170.1s116.9
          11Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 57.421935.50170.1s116.9
          12Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 57.421935.50170.1s116.9
          13Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 57.421935.50170.1s116.9
          14Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 57.421935.50170.1s116.9
          15Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *59.171653.46269.5s116.0
          16VikavoltVikavoltBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 60.341530.89269.1s115.9
          17Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *55.562103.71171.6s115.8
          18YanmegaYanmegaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 59.311599.66269.7s115.4
          19RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 55.821980.71171.8s114.9
          20EscavalierEscavalierBugBug Bite BugMegahorn 54.961736.95273.8s110.4
          21ScizorScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 54.311668.58274.9s108.5
          22PinsirPinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 56.681285.45274.7s106.4
          23Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *53.111631.65276.6s106.1
          24ScytherScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *55.231396.10275.5s106.0
          25ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *49.192030.03180.3s104.4
          26AccelgorAccelgorBugInfestation BugBug Buzz 56.811033.05377.3s102.0
          27HeatranHeatranBugBug Bite FireMagma Storm *46.262161.71184.5s100.7
          28Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 47.481954.29183.2s100.7
          29DurantDurantBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 51.161441.97280.3s100.4
          30HeracrossHeracrossBugStruggle Bug BugMegahorn 52.691281.72279.6s100.4
          31Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 51.471391.23280.3s100.2
          32Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.991824.41182.9s100.1
          33Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *54.091090.48379.8s99.2
          34GolisopodGolisopodBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 51.311317.16281.1s98.8
          35YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *45.722040.95185.8s98.6
          36TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *50.971249.87282.1s97.3
          37Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 48.721488.00283.6s97.2
          38LokixLokixBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 51.671164.53382.0s96.9
          39KartanaKartanaFlyingAir Slash BugX-Scissor 50.241277.27282.9s96.6
          40XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *BugMegahorn 46.571681.33285.9s96.2
          41ScolipedeScolipedeBugBug Bite BugMegahorn 50.241183.97383.8s95.1
          42Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 47.791398.46285.6s94.5
          43Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *48.601299.47285.2s94.4
          44Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 50.931064.05384.2s94.1
          45Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 45.731597.19287.7s93.8
          46BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter BugFell Stinger 47.111398.90286.7s93.5
          47Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 50.811019.44385.0s93.1
          48LeavannyLeavannyBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 50.161069.46385.2s93.0
          49Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 52.41876.94485.1s92.5
          50Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FlyingBrave Bird 44.891504.94289.8s91.3
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          Shiftry type chart

          When fighting Shiftry, keep in mind the following 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.


          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 Shiftry in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shiftry down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Shiftry counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Pinsir, Pheromosa, and Volcarona. The table also includes Mega Scizor, Mega Beedrill, Shadow Scizor, and Shadow Pinsir, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Shiftry 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.