Best Shadow Grumpig counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Grumpig 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

          • Dark35.0%
          • Ghost25.0%
          • Bug21.0%
          • Dragon4.0%
          • Electric2.5%
          • Water2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Grass2.0%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.693686.79092.4s101.4
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.802475.45194.1s93.7
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 49.33864.63489.6s87.9
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 37.242006.081103.9s83.4
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 38.531494.942103.1s80.7
          6TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.982428.971111.9s80.7
          7Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 44.12873.92498.1s80.6
          8HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *34.672192.241110.4s80.3
          9Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 38.181494.552103.9s80.2
          10Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 32.882391.511115.5s78.4
          11DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 34.981828.851110.8s77.9
          12Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 37.581316.432106.7s77.1
          13Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 42.05752.374104.8s75.2
          14Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *37.741107.973108.4s74.7
          15Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 35.661264.832112.3s73.4
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.361111.673112.0s72.6
          17Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 32.781650.442118.5s72.5
          18Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *34.191339.982116.1s71.8
          19Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 35.961076.033113.5s71.5
          20Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 36.571004.043112.8s71.4
          21GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 34.441219.912116.3s70.8
          22YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 30.401960.691125.8s70.7
          23Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.10997.413114.2s70.6
          24PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 43.62444.348114.9s69.6
          25Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 32.061460.972122.2s69.4
          26ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 28.652222.241132.1s69.2
          27WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 31.781470.092123.1s69.0
          28ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 37.01788.684115.5s68.6
          29GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 28.572139.181132.8s68.5
          30Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 33.421145.433120.3s68.3
          31VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 33.921055.973119.8s68.0
          32Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.411177.543123.3s67.0
          33ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.791076.003123.2s66.4
          34Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 32.141153.983124.5s66.3
          35Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 39.20528.546119.1s66.2
          36Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 33.49974.273122.3s66.2
          37Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 34.69823.604121.3s65.8
          38GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 38.56522.486120.9s65.2
          39Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 37.41577.766121.2s65.0
          40Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 34.89738.264122.7s64.6
          41Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *29.391412.832132.7s64.3
          42Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 32.57935.753125.9s64.2
          43Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 35.48650.455123.6s63.8
          44MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *31.101085.513129.0s63.8
          45BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 28.051557.502137.6s63.3
          46HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 29.661245.742132.9s63.2
          47Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *29.231304.702134.2s63.0
          48Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *32.06898.234128.3s62.9
          49Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *34.28691.215125.9s62.9
          50Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 31.63927.773129.4s62.6
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          Shadow Grumpig type chart

          When fighting Shadow Grumpig, keep in mind the following that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, 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 Grumpig in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Grumpig 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 Grumpig counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Tyranitar, Mega Banette, and Hydreigon, 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 Grumpig 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.