Best Shadow Exploud counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Exploud 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

          • Fighting60.5%
          • Dragon7.0%
          • Fire6.0%
          • Dark5.0%
          • Ground4.0%
          • Psychic4.0%
          • Flying3.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Grass0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 56.461600.75272.8s111.0
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *52.841970.42175.4s109.8
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 51.761777.15277.6s105.8
          4Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 50.081595.82280.9s100.8
          5Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 54.291134.28379.0s100.3
          6Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 51.291145.45382.8s96.0
          7LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 50.911089.76383.9s94.5
          8Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 51.421006.27384.3s93.7
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 50.551034.53385.1s93.0
          10ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 46.511285.80288.6s90.9
          11Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 46.681253.52288.6s90.7
          12Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 48.98872.14490.0s87.6
          13MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.721112.74393.4s85.6
          14Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *38.781812.981100.8s84.4
          15Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 45.41946.60394.5s83.8
          16CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *39.931533.74299.5s83.5
          17Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *38.771719.422101.2s83.5
          18Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 42.081218.37297.4s83.1
          19Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 42.401085.13398.2s81.6
          20BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 41.581162.18399.0s81.5
          21Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 40.351303.812100.3s81.4
          22HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.951118.01398.7s81.4
          23HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 43.70952.12397.5s81.4
          24VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *40.531260.942100.2s81.2
          25PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 49.89554.90698.1s81.1
          26BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 42.171027.51399.4s80.4
          27BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 46.06722.62498.1s80.3
          28Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 44.57794.84498.9s79.7
          29Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 41.361049.483100.8s79.5
          30Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 34.931963.481110.4s79.0
          31RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 40.211080.373102.8s78.2
          32Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 46.20627.335100.9s78.2
          33Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap FightingSuperpower 37.181372.852107.3s77.1
          34PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 39.531069.233104.5s76.9
          35Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 39.701029.493104.7s76.6
          36Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *37.781241.832106.9s76.5
          37Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 42.41788.514103.2s76.5
          38Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 39.81990.853105.0s76.2
          39ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 40.80893.224104.4s76.1
          40EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 38.691080.393106.4s75.8
          41Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 40.88866.534104.7s75.7
          42BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 38.121098.173107.6s75.2
          43Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *39.67883.994107.0s74.2
          44HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 39.28899.504107.6s73.9
          45Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *35.231342.902112.9s73.6
          46Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 35.401309.652112.7s73.5
          47Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 40.08796.034107.9s73.3
          48Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 39.48828.424108.6s73.0
          49SneaslerSneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 38.03943.423109.9s72.7
          50Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *38.18928.503109.8s72.7
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          Shadow Exploud type chart

          When fighting Shadow Exploud, keep in mind the following that Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Ghost 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 Exploud in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Exploud 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 Exploud counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Terrakion, Mega Rayquaza, and Keldeo (Ordinary). The table also includes Shadow Machamp, Shadow Hariyama, Lucario, and Mega Alakazam, 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 Exploud 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.