Best Shadow Nosepass counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Nosepass 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

          • Fighting26.5%
          • Grass21.5%
          • Ground21.0%
          • Water13.0%
          • Steel12.5%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *40.423733.21092.9s101.2
          2Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *40.542714.38194.1s95.0
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *35.413491.831105.8s89.8
          4Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *38.162528.781100.0s89.2
          5Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *37.722088.881102.3s85.0
          6Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *32.843170.471114.2s83.0
          7TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *34.102516.081111.3s81.5
          8Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 37.451740.162104.4s81.4
          9Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 32.103061.741116.9s80.9
          10GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *31.543249.261118.6s80.7
          11KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 35.561997.361108.4s80.4
          12Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 34.361823.211112.7s76.8
          13MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *31.792459.401119.1s76.7
          14Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *32.342297.411117.6s76.7
          15Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 34.201795.362113.3s76.2
          16Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *33.731776.442114.8s75.2
          17ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw GroundScorching Sands 28.793012.251129.8s73.9
          18Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 34.381491.052114.4s73.7
          19LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 32.161925.361119.4s73.6
          20Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 32.151925.551119.5s73.6
          21Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *31.002191.181122.7s73.4
          22Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *29.702554.961126.8s73.3
          23Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 29.742434.721126.9s72.6
          24Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 31.211959.331122.7s72.2
          25Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 36.651032.603112.2s71.9
          26Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 31.031924.801123.5s71.6
          27GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *27.423076.011136.0s71.4
          28Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 31.441794.362122.5s71.3
          29KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *31.591745.522122.2s71.2
          30Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *27.972752.441134.0s70.9
          31ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 29.322249.011129.2s70.6
          32DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 28.362551.891132.6s70.6
          33Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 29.922031.001127.4s70.3
          34Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 32.421441.492121.0s69.8
          35RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 26.812976.781139.1s69.7
          36ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 29.532026.531129.0s69.5
          37Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 30.661704.492125.8s69.2
          38Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *32.711319.732121.0s69.1
          39Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 28.672182.791132.1s69.0
          40Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *31.371523.122124.2s68.8
          41Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *32.681258.202121.6s68.4
          42Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 33.501138.073120.1s68.3
          43Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 32.301285.922122.7s68.0
          44Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 28.242143.631134.2s67.9
          45Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 29.771744.972129.2s67.9
          46Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 28.191960.111135.0s66.6
          47Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 26.472488.801141.8s66.5
          48XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 30.441425.512128.4s66.3
          49SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *27.042248.131139.5s66.2
          50MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 28.641791.672133.7s66.2
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          About the results

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

          Shadow Nosepass type chart

          When fighting Shadow Nosepass, keep in mind the following that Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Flying, Normal, 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 Nosepass Raids

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

          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.