The 30 BEST Shadow Makuhita Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Makuhita 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 Makuhita Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Alakazam, Rayquaza, Mewtwo, Mega Latios, and Mega Gardevoir. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Makuhita in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MewtwoShadow Mewtwo
          Confusion / Psystrike
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AlakazamMega Alakazam
          Confusion / Psychic
          #3
          Official artwork of RayquazaRayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #4
          Official artwork of MewtwoMewtwo
          Confusion / Psystrike
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega LatiosMega Latios
          Zen Headbutt / Psychic
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GardevoirMega Gardevoir
          Confusion / Psychic
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 118.936732.5037s269.2
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *105.924272.3042s223.7
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *97.763638.3146s203.1
          4.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 91.734106.2048s197.9
          5.Thumbnail image of MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *87.614168.5050s191.4
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 85.114571.5051s190.6
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 87.444025.7050s189.7
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *84.453715.4152s181.6
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 83.593432.9153s177.2
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LugiaShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *71.185904.6059s174.3
          11.Thumbnail image of LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 69.226541.8061s174.1
          12.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme EnamorusIncarnate Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FlyingFly 83.473041.6154s172.7
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AlakazamShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *88.972346.2152s172.3
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 75.174371.6057s171.1
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 75.174371.6057s171.1
          16.Thumbnail image of Hoopa UnboundHoopa UnboundPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 84.952693.7154s170.8
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 73.564684.4058s170.6
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 80.603132.3155s169.0
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow StaraptorShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingFly 87.602035.9154s165.3
          20.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *76.683285.0158s164.0
          21.Thumbnail image of Hoopa ConfinedHoopa ConfinedPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 70.354407.3061s162.6
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *71.064224.1061s162.5
          23.Thumbnail image of Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicConfusion FlyingBrave Bird 70.634221.4061s161.7
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 79.792623.4157s161.6
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 78.672703.7157s160.8
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GalladeShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 78.432694.1157s160.3
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GardevoirShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 78.442683.1157s160.2
          28.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme EnamorusTherian Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FlyingFly 74.233235.4159s159.3
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 73.373287.6160s158.3
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HonchkrowShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 85.401724.5257s156.6
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Makuhita in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Makuhita CP range from Raids

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

          • From 391 CP to 467 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 489 CP to 583 CP with Cloudy weather boost

          Shadow Makuhita weaknesses

          Shadow Makuhita type chart

          When fighting Shadow Makuhita, keep in mind the that Fighting-type Pokémon are weak to Fairy, Flying, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dark, and Rock type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FairyFairy160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          PsychicPsychic160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          BugBug62.5%
          DarkDark62.5%
          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 Makuhita Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Psychic198.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying110.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fairy28.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dragon14.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost10.0%
          • fogFog
          Electric10.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire8.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting6.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ground6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Grass2.0%
          • sunnySunny

          About our ranking methodology

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