Best Shadow Nidoqueen counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Nidoqueen 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

          • Psychic39.0%
          • Water21.5%
          • Ground20.5%
          • Ice10.5%
          • Dragon3.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Fire0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *58.191148.43374.4s106.2
          2Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *50.331749.70279.8s103.1
          3Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *50.261634.67280.4s101.6
          4Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *52.28966.82383.7s94.2
          5Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *45.231671.97288.2s93.9
          6MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *47.751121.44388.2s90.3
          7Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 46.011238.51289.9s89.5
          8Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 47.32927.89391.6s86.3
          9Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap IceAvalanche 45.841008.98392.8s85.6
          10Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 42.091400.32295.8s85.5
          11Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *42.671265.88295.8s84.6
          12Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 45.76925.64394.2s84.0
          13Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 45.20941.48394.9s83.4
          14Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *42.671160.04396.8s83.1
          15Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 43.431015.53397.1s82.1
          16Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *42.191085.79398.6s81.3
          17Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *48.23620.23597.9s80.7
          18GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *38.941371.692102.9s80.0
          19Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 39.551279.782102.3s79.9
          20Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 46.68667.68598.7s79.8
          21Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 40.191078.033102.9s78.1
          22Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 38.431260.532105.1s77.8
          23KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *39.201116.363104.7s77.1
          24LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 37.981249.532106.3s76.9
          25Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *42.13824.574102.9s76.8
          26Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 43.89672.325103.4s76.1
          27Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 42.20779.984103.8s76.0
          28Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 36.361292.162110.1s74.8
          29Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 43.12615.455106.9s73.7
          30Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 42.73633.285107.0s73.6
          31Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 38.91898.694108.5s73.4
          32Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 38.34922.123109.5s72.9
          33MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap IceAvalanche 37.63985.703110.3s72.8
          34Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 38.46884.784109.9s72.4
          35GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *35.201239.052113.9s72.3
          36ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 37.75921.083111.0s72.0
          37Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *39.51767.594109.9s71.9
          38LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 37.66905.533111.5s71.6
          39Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 34.641248.272115.5s71.5
          40Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 38.23832.064111.5s71.2
          41Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 40.46652.205111.1s70.9
          42BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 37.56834.014113.1s70.2
          43GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *39.31697.065112.2s70.2
          44MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 35.83994.203115.0s70.1
          45Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *34.651117.313116.8s69.9
          46Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 37.18847.484113.8s69.9
          47SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *34.801063.493117.0s69.4
          48AlakazamAlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *39.75608.705114.2s68.9
          49EspeonEspeonPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 38.52679.535114.6s68.7
          50Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 39.16628.135114.8s68.5
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          About the results

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

          Shadow Nidoqueen type chart

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

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