Best Shadow Wailord counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Wailord 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

          • Grass45.0%
          • Electric37.0%
          • Dragon4.0%
          • Psychic4.0%
          • Dark3.0%
          • Normal2.0%
          • Bug2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *90.001697.08248.5s162.8
          2KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 82.271989.83151.0s156.5
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 79.172015.61152.6s152.2
          4Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 80.361839.25152.6s151.2
          5XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 82.171623.79252.7s150.1
          6Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 83.581442.39253.1s148.5
          7Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 76.452000.56154.3s147.8
          8Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 79.691694.17253.7s147.7
          9ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *73.532088.68155.9s144.6
          10Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 79.431517.90254.8s144.1
          11Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *71.502049.28157.4s140.8
          12Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 75.811555.15256.7s139.5
          13Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 78.341360.67256.5s139.3
          14ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 67.312325.56159.7s137.8
          15Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *77.791299.99257.4s137.3
          16Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 72.571673.83258.2s136.8
          17Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 71.901662.09258.7s135.6
          18Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 74.891378.75258.5s134.8
          19Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *73.991414.07258.8s134.2
          20Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *75.151262.48259.3s132.8
          21Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 67.451868.92161.1s132.0
          22Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 67.761692.98261.6s129.8
          23RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 66.131798.66262.4s128.9
          24Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 70.331373.07261.7s128.1
          25Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 76.061007.67361.6s128.1
          26MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 63.211958.98164.3s126.5
          27ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 68.671410.37262.6s126.4
          28Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 62.641931.13164.9s125.2
          29Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 68.781319.55263.3s124.8
          30Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 72.521068.53363.1s124.8
          31RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 68.141260.59264.3s122.8
          32ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 65.251484.02264.9s122.6
          33Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 71.521016.89364.5s122.1
          34Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 63.861567.51265.6s121.9
          35Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 68.401192.75364.7s121.8
          36MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 66.001353.96265.2s121.4
          37Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 69.291092.66365.1s120.9
          38Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 68.311124.61365.5s120.2
          39Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 59.821845.91168.0s119.6
          40Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 66.721190.67366.0s119.3
          41ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *61.471596.26267.6s118.7
          42LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 64.291329.28266.8s118.5
          43Shadow MagnetonShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnetonElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 65.991186.93366.7s118.2
          44TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 62.641441.51267.5s118.0
          45Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *63.461360.76267.3s117.8
          46Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch GrassGrass Knot 70.32894.20467.3s117.4
          47SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *63.811268.81267.8s116.7
          48VikavoltVikavoltElectricSpark ElectricDischarge 63.391286.42268.0s116.4
          49MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 59.621634.53269.2s116.4
          50Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 62.651344.88268.2s116.3
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Wailord in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Wailord 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 Wailord counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Kartana, Mega Rayquaza, and Shadow Raikou. The table also includes Xurkitree, Shadow Electivire, Shadow Magnezone, and Mega Manectric, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Wailord type chart

          When fighting Shadow Wailord, keep in mind the following that Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water 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 Wailord Raids

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

          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.