Shadow Sandslash Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Sandslash 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 Sandslash Pokémon GO counters are Primal Kyogre, Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, Shadow Kyogre, Mega Rayquaza, Mega Blastoise, and Kartana. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 4 Trainers to defeat Shadow Sandslash in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SwampertMega Swampert
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Fury Cutter / Frenzy Plant
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow KyogreShadow Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlastoiseMega Blastoise
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #6
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *34.291027.23133s68.2
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *31.80855.24145s61.8
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *32.96727.15144s61.6
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *32.22662.26149s59.3
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 28.36995.64158s58.2
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *29.56691.15159s55.9
          7.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 31.69470.98161s54.6
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 31.34473.68162s54.2
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *30.05557.37162s54.2
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KinglerShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 32.07392.010166s53.1
          11.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 25.23893.64177s51.9
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FeraligatrShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *29.38491.48169s51.9
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 26.18759.35174s51.7
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *27.18647.26172s51.6
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *29.06494.88170s51.5
          16.Thumbnail image of KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *26.77655.16174s51.1
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 26.87633.16175s50.9
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *26.58653.36176s50.7
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EmpoleonShadow EmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *30.41382.310174s50.6
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GyaradosShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 25.90680.65178s50.1
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VenusaurShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *28.27446.08178s49.3
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CrawdauntShadow CrawdauntWaterWaterfall WaterCrabhammer 30.18339.911180s49.2
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 29.57365.210180s49.1
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf IceTriple Axel 26.76516.27181s48.6
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 27.41433.79183s47.8
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage IceWeather Ball 25.30591.96186s47.8
          27.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 25.55555.97186s47.6
          28.Thumbnail image of Galarian Standard Mode DarmanitanGalarian Standard Mode DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 28.23370.010185s47.4
          29.Thumbnail image of GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *27.01420.79187s47.0
          30.Thumbnail image of BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 26.00471.28188s46.6
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Sandslash in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 3 - 4 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 5+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Shadow Sandslash CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1234 CP to 1356 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1543 CP to 1696 CP with Sunny weather boost

          Shadow Sandslash weaknesses

          Shadow Sandslash type chart

          When fighting Shadow Sandslash, keep in mind the that Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Grass, Ice, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Poison, Rock, and Electric type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          GrassGrass160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          WaterWater160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          ElectricElectric39.1%
          PoisonPoison62.5%
          RockRock62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Sandslash Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Grass144.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water118.0%
          • rainRain
          Ice66.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon22.0%
          • windyWindy
          Bug10.0%
          • rainRain
          Normal10.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Fighting6.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Fire6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog
          Fairy2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy

          About our ranking methodology

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