Best Shadow Nidorino counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Nidorino 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

          • Psychic53.0%
          • Ground30.0%
          • Fire4.5%
          • Dragon3.0%
          • Dark3.0%
          • Ghost1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *82.892684.16148.8s167.4
          2Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *73.124221.24052.6s166.2
          3Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *75.992292.17153.7s151.3
          4MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *68.422627.91158.1s143.1
          5Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 66.682627.89159.5s140.2
          6Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 68.612079.25159.4s136.7
          7Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 61.563056.98163.2s135.7
          8Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 65.482152.26161.7s132.6
          9Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 65.831957.65162.0s130.6
          10Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 62.942239.68163.6s129.6
          11Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 61.742371.10164.4s129.1
          12Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *69.401466.28261.7s128.5
          13Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *62.612072.32164.5s127.0
          14LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 54.153566.86170.5s126.4
          15Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 58.842574.87166.8s126.4
          16Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 57.512714.73167.9s125.4
          17GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *56.992656.99168.6s124.0
          18Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 61.171690.19267.4s119.6
          19Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *55.752317.71170.8s118.5
          20Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 52.542909.14173.5s118.4
          21Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 54.912394.33171.6s117.8
          22Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 63.031326.84268.0s116.6
          23MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 51.102984.69175.3s116.4
          24ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 53.642407.87173.1s115.8
          25Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 61.941373.00268.6s115.8
          26Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 55.531987.12172.1s114.5
          27Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 56.151902.74171.7s114.4
          28Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 54.452028.52173.2s113.2
          29LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 54.381917.73173.7s111.8
          30MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 52.252205.97175.4s111.4
          31Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 55.391704.48273.4s110.7
          32AlakazamAlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *57.451440.84272.7s110.1
          33Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 53.661868.80174.8s110.0
          34EspeonEspeonPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 55.601604.78273.7s109.7
          35RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 48.962536.33179.2s108.8
          36GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *51.632028.97176.8s108.5
          37Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 47.762690.32180.7s108.0
          38Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *49.832133.99179.0s106.5
          39Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 52.331736.29277.1s106.2
          40Meloetta (Aria)Meloetta (Aria)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsyshock 48.412338.55180.5s106.1
          41Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *46.272706.16183.1s105.4
          42Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 51.281811.75178.2s105.4
          43Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 51.331794.03278.2s105.3
          44Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 50.131965.71179.1s105.3
          45AzelfAzelfPsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 53.671503.10276.7s105.2
          46Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory PsychicFuture Sight 46.582575.01182.9s104.9
          47JirachiJirachiPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 44.892867.35185.2s104.2
          48Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory GroundEarthquake *47.682117.76182.3s102.7
          49GalladeGalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 50.661658.91279.7s102.5
          50Tapu LeleTapu LelePsychicConfusion PsychicFuture Sight 51.421456.04279.9s101.0
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          About the results

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

          Shadow Nidorino type chart

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

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

          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.