Best Shadow Kirlia counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Kirlia 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

          • Steel33.0%
          • Ghost28.0%
          • Poison13.5%
          • Fire6.0%
          • Flying5.0%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Grass2.5%
          • Water2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *82.705311.40046.2s192.1
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 90.543083.15144.4s184.7
          3Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 81.842652.24149.4s165.3
          4MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *68.705189.28055.2s165.0
          5Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 78.402297.64152.2s155.1
          6Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 70.173103.01155.9s151.0
          7Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 76.102234.67153.7s150.7
          8Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *69.543051.84156.5s149.4
          9GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 64.334048.19059.5s148.8
          10ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 68.862809.74157.4s145.8
          11Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 68.252786.47157.9s144.5
          12Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *63.983465.12160.4s143.5
          13DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 61.184066.03062.4s143.1
          14Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 57.045289.21065.8s142.9
          15Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 59.254474.27064.0s142.3
          16NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 63.083488.61161.2s142.1
          17Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 62.933201.31161.7s139.4
          18Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 62.813120.62161.9s138.4
          19MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *55.644879.86067.7s137.8
          20Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarSteelIron Tail DarkBrutal Swing 56.194678.61067.1s137.7
          21Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 64.422557.38161.5s135.6
          22Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 58.473696.39065.5s135.4
          23Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 58.473696.39065.5s135.4
          24Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 58.473696.39065.5s135.4
          25Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 58.473696.39065.5s135.4
          26Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 58.473696.39065.5s135.4
          27GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 69.801849.66159.4s135.3
          28Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 61.333004.75163.5s134.8
          29Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 71.701591.08259.3s134.1
          30JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 54.594509.75069.1s133.5
          31Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *54.944187.43069.0s132.2
          32Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 66.131984.54161.7s131.5
          33DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 59.243006.10165.6s131.1
          34Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *55.153867.22069.0s130.4
          35Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 56.133513.94168.2s129.7
          36Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 56.883321.14167.6s129.6
          37ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 57.913073.21166.9s129.4
          38Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 60.192615.68165.3s129.1
          39MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *57.462988.96167.5s127.9
          40Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)PoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 56.543020.62168.4s126.5
          41Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarSteelIron Tail DarkBrutal Swing 56.093095.79168.8s126.3
          42OverqwilOverqwilPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 56.173035.09168.8s125.9
          43Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *53.753421.00171.2s124.6
          44Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 64.901566.06264.7s123.4
          45Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 61.641913.53165.9s123.4
          46RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 61.511925.30166.0s123.4
          47Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 62.601792.89265.5s123.3
          48LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 53.823229.00171.4s123.3
          49Shadow SkuntankShadow Pokémon iconShadow SkuntankPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 57.802434.06168.2s123.2
          50Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega SteelixSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 49.644370.25075.8s123.0
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          Shadow Kirlia type chart

          When fighting Shadow Kirlia, 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 Kirlia in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Kirlia 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 Kirlia 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 Kirlia 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.