Best Shadow Makuhita counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Psychic49.0%
          • Flying25.5%
          • Fairy10.5%
          • Dragon3.0%
          • Ghost2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Fighting2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Fire1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 164.6812255.16023.0s394.3
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *146.787861.34026.4s328.5
          3Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *136.376675.29028.6s299.7
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 126.657501.65030.3s289.4
          5MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *121.637642.63031.5s281.3
          6Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 118.388318.66032.1s280.1
          7Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 121.937358.73031.5s279.7
          8Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *116.916804.25032.9s266.2
          9Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 115.916294.11033.3s260.2
          10Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *99.6610685.47037.5s257.2
          11LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 96.5511781.16038.5s255.9
          12Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *123.694340.91032.4s253.9
          13Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 104.937994.88036.1s252.5
          14Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 117.964973.51033.4s251.4
          15Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 102.458463.54036.8s250.6
          16Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 111.675748.89034.7s247.9
          17YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *106.096048.15036.3s240.5
          18Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 111.574887.83035.2s239.7
          19Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 98.257954.57038.5s239.3
          20Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicConfusion FlyingBrave Bird 98.797714.88038.3s238.9
          21Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *98.827569.83038.3s238.0
          22Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 109.044964.56035.9s236.1
          23Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 108.854991.60036.0s236.0
          24Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 109.054944.71035.9s235.9
          25Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 101.105988.55038.0s231.0
          26Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 99.196074.88038.7s228.2
          27MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *97.026606.34039.3s228.1
          28Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 113.793553.53135.7s228.1
          29Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 115.893158.58135.6s226.0
          30LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 96.166107.96039.8s222.9
          31LugiaLugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *83.0910260.41044.7s220.7
          32AlakazamAlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *102.684233.69038.5s217.8
          33Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFlyingAir Slash FireBlast Burn *92.156427.46041.3s217.7
          34Ho-OhHo-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 87.397738.16043.1s216.8
          35EspeonEspeonPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 99.264698.24039.3s216.6
          36Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 85.507991.52043.9s214.5
          37MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 92.625584.54041.4s212.4
          38Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 105.783293.26138.4s211.9
          39AzelfAzelfPsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 96.984489.50040.3s210.7
          40Tapu LeleTapu LelePsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 92.935282.17041.5s210.5
          41Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FlyingBrave Bird 96.364361.53040.7s208.4
          42XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 89.825548.70042.7s207.0
          43Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 100.443255.70140.3s202.9
          44GalladeGalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 90.534829.34042.7s202.5
          45GardevoirGardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 90.544810.39042.8s202.3
          46ExeggutorExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 90.184867.72042.9s202.2
          47Meloetta (Aria)Meloetta (Aria)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsyshock 87.195370.09044.0s200.8
          48XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 94.743871.37041.7s200.6
          49Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *83.396264.53045.5s200.1
          50Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 98.043282.58141.1s199.3
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          About the results

          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.

          The top-ranked Shadow Makuhita counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Alakazam, and Rayquaza. The table also includes Mewtwo, Mega Latios, Mega Gardevoir, and Shadow Moltres, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Makuhita type chart

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

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

          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.