Best Shadow Carvanha counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Carvanha 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

          • Fighting27.5%
          • Grass25.0%
          • Electric23.5%
          • Bug11.0%
          • Fairy7.5%
          • Dragon2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *169.185370.32024.0s340.3
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 157.015165.53025.7s318.1
          3TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *145.446476.51027.0s313.5
          4Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 152.985045.61026.4s310.1
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 140.806868.11027.7s309.2
          6KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 152.624650.56026.7s304.4
          7Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 146.154861.45027.6s296.8
          8Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 133.406907.22029.1s296.5
          9Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 146.544769.98027.6s296.2
          10ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *136.776089.63028.7s294.8
          11XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 149.504205.87027.5s293.4
          12Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 146.994438.59027.7s292.6
          13Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 152.063738.77027.5s290.3
          14Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 141.604696.67028.5s287.4
          15Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 142.934443.86028.4s286.3
          16Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *130.136154.80030.0s283.9
          17LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 136.565011.29029.2s282.9
          18Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 136.694799.90029.3s280.6
          19Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *148.673418.83128.4s280.0
          20Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 135.714857.10029.5s279.7
          21Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *147.623453.65128.6s279.0
          22ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 122.716703.48031.5s275.8
          23Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 130.205293.50030.4s275.5
          24PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 150.312993.35128.8s274.9
          25Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 142.283522.47129.4s272.0
          26Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 126.635504.46031.0s271.6
          27Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 136.324079.45029.9s270.9
          28ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 125.495497.28031.3s269.6
          29Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 130.144659.57030.8s268.3
          30Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *132.834233.61030.5s267.4
          31Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 125.015287.15031.5s266.6
          32Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 140.313343.81130.0s266.2
          33Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 135.303826.60030.4s265.8
          34Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *130.714288.29030.9s264.7
          35Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 130.904233.12030.9s264.3
          36Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 138.013334.81130.4s262.5
          37Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 131.393460.61131.6s254.4
          38Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 128.523764.47031.8s254.3
          39MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 120.784761.83032.8s253.9
          40RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 120.964668.02032.8s253.2
          41Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 115.885379.18033.7s251.9
          42Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 138.712623.45131.4s251.0
          43CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *107.786966.90035.5s250.7
          44VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 124.393967.61032.6s250.4
          45Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 115.525272.59033.9s250.2
          46XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 115.155320.97034.0s250.1
          47RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 124.903839.94032.6s249.6
          48ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 125.373661.12032.6s247.9
          49Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 126.503530.33132.5s247.8
          50BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 112.415505.52034.6s247.0
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          Shadow Carvanha type chart

          When fighting Shadow Carvanha, keep in mind the following that Water and Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Fire, Ghost, Ice, Steel, Water, and Psychic type moves.


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

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Carvanha in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Carvanha 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 Carvanha counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Blaziken, Terrakion, and Mega Gardevoir. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Kartana, Shadow Machamp, and Keldeo (Ordinary), among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Shadow Carvanha are:

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          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.