Best Shadow Venusaur counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Venusaur 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.

CogSimulation settings

          Best performing move types

          • Fire38.5%
          • Psychic34.0%
          • Flying17.0%
          • Ice7.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 57.892558.87167.8s124.6
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *54.71916.00381.5s96.6
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *44.631651.79289.4s92.6
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 44.861557.93289.5s91.9
          5Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.461103.33388.9s89.6
          6Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *42.701285.02295.5s85.0
          7Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *48.72766.81492.7s84.9
          8Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 41.961338.21296.6s84.5
          9ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *39.571596.382100.0s83.6
          10MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *44.79894.20496.5s82.0
          11Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 38.091533.142103.9s80.4
          12Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.571433.092103.4s80.1
          13Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 41.58997.683101.0s79.0
          14Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 43.97780.834100.3s78.6
          15Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 39.271207.312103.6s78.5
          16Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.61730.784102.3s77.0
          17HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *34.341824.051112.7s76.7
          18Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 39.391014.233105.6s75.9
          19YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *37.491207.232108.0s75.6
          20Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 36.151384.522110.0s75.6
          21Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *39.061023.243106.2s75.5
          22Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 42.31723.894105.0s75.0
          23Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 42.88641.815106.4s74.0
          24Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 45.28503.377108.1s73.6
          25Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 38.48949.633108.7s73.5
          26Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *34.601417.912114.2s73.3
          27Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *45.14492.057109.0s73.0
          28MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *35.331260.782113.3s72.8
          29Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *36.061109.703112.8s72.1
          30VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 34.861238.902114.9s71.8
          31Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 37.33941.033111.7s71.6
          32Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.23691.305110.3s71.4
          33Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *38.92765.084111.3s71.0
          34Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 39.95685.035111.1s70.9
          35Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 32.001573.012121.7s70.4
          36Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 39.45682.645112.3s70.1
          37LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 35.56984.513115.9s69.6
          38Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *35.67966.403115.8s69.5
          39Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 31.701507.982123.1s69.3
          40Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 35.44970.173116.4s69.2
          41Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 34.681017.833118.0s68.6
          42Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 34.751005.593117.9s68.6
          43VictiniVictiniPsychicConfusion FireV-create 33.641113.023120.0s68.2
          44Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 36.13832.074117.0s68.1
          45Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 39.77569.136115.8s68.0
          46Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 38.22660.235116.0s67.9
          47Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 36.59766.094117.2s67.6
          48LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 34.32977.963119.6s67.5
          49Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 40.18517.936117.4s67.3
          50MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 32.511183.753122.9s67.2
          1 of 2

          About the results

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

          Shadow Venusaur type chart

          When fighting Shadow Venusaur, keep in mind the following that Grass and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fairy, Fighting, Water, and Grass 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 Venusaur Raids

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

          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.