Best Shadow Ralts counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Ralts 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

          • Steel31.5%
          • Ghost27.5%
          • Poison14.0%
          • Flying5.5%
          • Fire5.5%
          • Electric3.5%
          • Grass2.5%
          • Water2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *115.7510718.26032.4s289.9
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 126.286137.90030.9s277.1
          3Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 113.795541.53034.2s249.8
          4MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *96.2610406.52038.8s248.8
          5Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 109.244818.35035.9s235.0
          6Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 95.957599.30039.4s232.7
          7Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 105.904457.14037.2s225.6
          8Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *95.706494.11039.8s224.8
          9GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 90.118044.86041.7s224.0
          10Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 94.875929.74040.4s219.2
          11Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *88.987559.42042.4s218.9
          12ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 96.535450.04039.9s218.4
          13DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 85.528632.78043.8s218.0
          14Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 80.1810529.70046.3s215.7
          15NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 87.727198.35043.0s214.3
          16Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 83.218816.48044.9s214.2
          17Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarSteelIron Tail DarkBrutal Swing 78.6010770.52047.1s213.3
          18Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 87.876817.61043.1s212.2
          19Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 87.596886.51043.2s212.1
          20MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *77.179824.66048.1s206.3
          21Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 89.715289.49042.8s204.8
          22Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 81.897327.56045.9s203.6
          23Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 81.897327.56045.9s203.6
          24Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 81.897327.56045.9s203.6
          25Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 81.897327.56045.9s203.6
          26Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 81.897327.56045.9s203.6
          27Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 85.856008.45044.3s203.0
          28Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *76.899127.26048.4s202.6
          29GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 96.873684.20041.1s202.2
          30Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 98.903326.46140.7s201.3
          31DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 82.696655.51045.7s201.2
          32JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 76.029017.63049.0s200.3
          33ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 80.277252.40046.8s200.0
          34Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 92.144159.14042.5s199.1
          35Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *77.437898.22048.3s197.8
          36Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 78.627403.82047.7s197.6
          37Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 79.806846.25047.2s196.7
          38Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarSteelIron Tail DarkBrutal Swing 78.027262.83048.1s195.6
          39Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 83.165571.41045.9s194.9
          40Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)PoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 79.166701.68047.6s194.6
          41MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *79.346344.40047.6s192.8
          42OverqwilOverqwilPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 78.206651.65048.2s192.4
          43Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega SteelixSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 69.579909.43053.2s190.3
          44Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *74.837430.27050.0s190.1
          45Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylSteelSteel Wing SteelIron Head 78.855872.31048.1s188.8
          46RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 85.444222.70045.5s188.1
          47Shadow SkuntankShadow Pokémon iconShadow SkuntankPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 79.845369.98047.8s187.2
          48Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 89.043431.93144.6s186.3
          49Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 86.403834.62045.4s186.1
          50Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumePoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 86.253809.14045.5s185.6
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          Shadow Ralts type chart

          When fighting Shadow Ralts, keep in mind the following that Psychic and Fairy-type Pokémon are weak to Ghost, Poison, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Psychic, Dragon, and Fighting 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 Shadow Ralts in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Ralts down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Shadow Ralts counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Mega Gengar, Mega Banette, and Metagross. The table also includes Shadow Cursola, Mega Rayquaza, Mega Beedrill, and Shadow Mewtwo, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Shadow Ralts 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.