Best Shadow Shuppet counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Shuppet 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

          • Dark44.0%
          • Ghost26.5%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Psychic5.0%
          • Fire4.0%
          • Flying3.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Rock2.0%
          • Ground1.5%
          • Grass1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Fairy0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 100.5010453.72037.2s257.7
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 100.547071.40037.8s238.0
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 120.392992.59134.7s230.4
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 92.975795.44041.2s214.7
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 94.535235.72040.8s213.0
          6Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 95.264336.42041.1s206.2
          7TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 83.456890.75045.2s204.1
          8Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 109.822348.13138.9s203.8
          9Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 81.187255.01046.3s201.8
          10HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *85.315976.30044.6s201.7
          11DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 87.485290.31043.9s200.7
          12Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 93.953831.50042.1s198.9
          13Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *101.212584.95141.1s194.7
          14Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 105.222032.62141.3s191.2
          15Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 90.243461.61144.1s188.7
          16Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 88.803671.38044.5s188.5
          17Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 98.022345.22142.9s186.1
          18YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 75.706044.12049.9s183.9
          19Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 90.122907.83144.9s181.9
          20Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *84.543499.70146.7s179.5
          21WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 79.154245.64048.9s177.2
          22Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 83.043295.27147.7s174.8
          23ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 92.592128.17145.6s174.4
          24GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 87.292671.63146.6s174.3
          25Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 78.993898.89049.3s173.9
          26GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 70.855916.67053.2s173.7
          27ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 70.356033.38053.6s173.4
          28Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 85.342642.73147.6s170.8
          29ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 81.643119.61148.7s170.5
          30Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 80.673268.72149.0s170.5
          31GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 93.131797.45246.7s169.2
          32Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *72.234738.41052.9s168.5
          33Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *71.824712.04053.2s167.6
          34Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 79.063185.61150.1s167.0
          35Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 97.241417.22247.2s166.9
          36MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *83.102525.66149.0s165.7
          37Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 70.804356.06054.2s163.0
          38Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 70.714290.14054.3s162.4
          39LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 84.562132.22149.3s162.3
          40Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 88.671754.57248.8s162.0
          41HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 73.733600.36052.8s161.9
          42HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 74.763400.09152.4s161.8
          43Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 90.681509.18249.2s159.9
          44Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 76.732828.55152.0s159.1
          45Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 78.422566.52151.5s158.7
          46Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 89.921499.13249.6s158.6
          47Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 84.301893.53150.3s158.0
          48BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 70.243769.23055.1s157.3
          49RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 72.923177.76153.9s156.5
          50AbsolAbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 74.812857.29153.2s156.3
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Shuppet in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Shuppet 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 Shuppet counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Weavile, Tyranitar, and Mega Banette, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Shuppet type chart

          When fighting Shadow Shuppet, keep in mind the following that Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Poison, Fighting, and Normal 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 Shuppet Raids

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