Best Shadow Lairon counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Shadow Lairon in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Shadow Lairon counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Highest DPS

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          Best Shadow Lairon counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *69.443609.75152.0s186.5
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 64.281965.96261.2s151.2
          3Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *59.022070.92270.2s143.6
          4TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *61.131850.51260.5s143.4
          5Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 55.492465.24288.9s143.3
          6LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 55.942065.20273.8s137.9
          7GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *54.162255.02283.3s137.6
          8Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 60.781574.22377.7s137.1
          9Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 49.832642.292106.1s134.5
          10ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 50.712348.44292.6s132.3
          11Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 56.301686.94389.9s131.7
          12Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 56.931580.79383.3s130.7
          13Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 58.631427.34373.0s130.2
          14Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 61.481183.22477.0s128.8
          15Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 53.231697.81395.7s126.5
          16ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 52.161783.733102.6s126.1
          17CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.272876.912130.0s125.7
          18Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 57.521272.63366.4s124.7
          19GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *48.722028.08283.2s123.8
          20Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *49.681894.66276.3s123.5
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Lairon in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Lairon down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          This table displays a list of best Shadow Lairon 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Shadow Lairon counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Mega Blaziken, Shadow Garchomp, and Terrakion. The table also includes Keldeo (Ordinary), Lucario, Groudon, and Shadow Machamp, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Shadow Lairon type chart

          When fighting Shadow Lairon, keep in mind the following that Steel and Rock-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Ground, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Ice, Psychic, Rock, Flying, Normal, and Poison type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.