Shadow Barboach Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Barboach 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Shadow Barboach Pokémon GO counters are Mega Sceptile, Kartana, Mega Venusaur, Zarude, Shadow Sceptile, Shadow Tangrowth, and Shadow Venusaur. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Barboach in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          #1
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega VenusaurMega Venusaur
          Vine Whip / Frenzy Plant
          #3
          Official artwork of ZarudeZarude
          Vine Whip / Power Whip
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow SceptileShadow Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TangrowthShadow Tangrowth
          Vine Whip / Power Whip
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow VenusaurShadow Venusaur
          Vine Whip / Frenzy Plant
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *100.663435.5145s205.5
          2.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 94.772972.5148s190.1
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *81.173788.9154s176.6
          4.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 76.444268.3057s172.6
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *86.772518.3153s171.4
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 80.413221.6155s169.6
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VenusaurShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *82.852609.7155s166.4
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *82.602286.4156s161.6
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 79.372555.2157s160.1
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan ExeggutorShadow Alolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 78.532363.5158s156.2
          11.Thumbnail image of RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 77.692359.4159s154.9
          12.Thumbnail image of Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 72.393047.8161s154.2
          13.Thumbnail image of DecidueyeDecidueyeGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *73.012902.2161s153.7
          14.Thumbnail image of MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 74.532493.1161s151.5
          15.Thumbnail image of ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *68.973253.4163s150.4
          16.Thumbnail image of TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 71.282823.0162s150.0
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VictreebelShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 78.631854.0260s148.8
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 77.461962.3260s148.8
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MeganiumShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *71.622655.1162s148.7
          20.Thumbnail image of CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 65.913491.6166s147.2
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ShiftryShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 76.241976.6261s147.1
          22.Thumbnail image of SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *71.682463.0163s146.5
          23.Thumbnail image of TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 66.573154.5166s145.3
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage GrassEnergy Ball 64.643377.4167s143.9
          25.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 72.292139.1163s143.3
          26.Thumbnail image of VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *68.522555.4165s142.4
          27.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock GrassPower Whip 74.001839.2263s141.6
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VileplumeShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 72.591964.4264s141.3
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangelaShadow TangelaGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip *71.491975.0265s139.8
          30.Thumbnail image of BreloomBreloomGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot *71.131941.2265s138.7
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Barboach in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Barboach CP range from Raids

          Shadow Barboach can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 396 CP to 468 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 495 CP to 585 CP with Rain and Sunny weather boost

          Shadow Barboach weaknesses

          Shadow Barboach type chart

          When fighting Shadow Barboach, keep in mind the that Water and Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fire, Poison, Rock, and Steel type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          GrassGrass256.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          ElectricElectric62.5%
          FireFire62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%
          RockRock62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Barboach Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Grass320.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal16.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Bug12.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dragon8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fighting8.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dark6.0%
          • fogFog
          Flying6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Fairy4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Barboach in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Barboach down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.