Best Shadow Nidoran♀ counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Nidoran♀ 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

          • Psychic51.5%
          • Ground31.0%
          • Fire4.0%
          • Dragon3.0%
          • Dark3.0%
          • Ghost2.0%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Rock0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *87.588120.03042.9s219.4
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *98.504313.12039.9s211.6
          3Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *91.113664.53043.4s192.3
          4MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *81.544200.91047.6s181.1
          5Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 79.294591.16048.5s180.3
          6Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 73.196033.88051.6s179.0
          7Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 70.226952.53053.3s178.3
          8Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 82.173175.99148.3s172.0
          9Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *72.394871.42052.7s169.8
          10Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 78.243555.52150.1s169.3
          11Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 75.104085.00051.5s168.6
          12Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 77.803461.44150.4s167.6
          13Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 72.374570.72052.9s167.5
          14GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *68.165277.55055.5s164.5
          15Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *82.832373.68149.5s163.2
          16LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 64.686065.20058.0s162.4
          17Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 68.584688.96055.6s161.4
          18Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 65.015544.41058.0s160.1
          19Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *65.955228.02057.3s160.0
          20ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 62.956225.53059.5s159.8
          21Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 65.374811.84058.1s156.2
          22Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 63.095148.25059.9s153.9
          23MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 60.905783.32061.6s153.3
          24RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 58.536695.48063.7s153.1
          25Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 72.942808.95154.5s152.6
          26Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 65.734086.72058.3s151.7
          27Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 61.694854.24061.3s149.4
          28Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 64.264124.19059.5s149.3
          29Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 66.543347.38158.4s147.0
          30Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 74.522074.74155.3s145.9
          31GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *60.114723.98062.9s145.5
          32Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 73.882113.23155.5s145.5
          33MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 62.463989.39061.2s144.9
          34LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 64.503367.73160.1s143.6
          35Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 62.833572.17161.3s142.4
          36AlakazamAlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *68.712319.87158.6s139.9
          37Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 60.073905.96063.6s139.9
          38Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *58.444294.38065.0s139.6
          39EspeonEspeonPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 66.452577.29159.8s139.2
          40Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 66.252561.00160.0s138.7
          41RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 54.205355.69069.1s137.6
          42JirachiJirachiPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 53.535610.95069.8s137.5
          43Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 57.363964.74066.4s135.3
          44Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 60.333213.82164.2s134.9
          45AzelfAzelfPsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 64.662447.58161.6s134.8
          46Meloetta (Aria)Meloetta (Aria)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsyshock 57.943716.29066.0s134.6
          47Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory PsychicFuture Sight 55.984147.03067.8s133.9
          48GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 54.374641.06069.3s133.9
          49Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *55.624110.18068.2s133.0
          50GalladeGalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 60.532737.90164.7s130.9
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Nidoran♀ in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Nidoran♀ 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 Nidoran♀ counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Alakazam, and Mewtwo. The table also includes Mega Latios, Shadow Metagross, Shadow Rhyperior, and Mega Gardevoir, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Nidoran♀ type chart

          When fighting Shadow Nidoran♀, keep in mind the following that Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Ground, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Grass, and Poison type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Nidoran♀ Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • windyWindy
          • sunnySunny
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • fogFog
          • fogFog
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • windyWindy
          • rainRainy
          • rainRainy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • rainRainy

          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.