Best Shadow Duskull counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Duskull 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

          • Dark45.5%
          • Ghost26.0%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Psychic4.5%
          • Fire4.0%
          • Flying3.5%
          • Water3.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Rock1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Fairy0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 45.687816.64080.6s129.8
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 45.395448.78082.0s119.9
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 53.682368.81173.1s115.5
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 42.034444.41088.9s108.2
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 42.074046.48089.1s106.2
          6Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 42.933382.47188.1s104.0
          7TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 37.945274.36097.6s103.3
          8Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 36.995506.91099.9s102.1
          9HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *38.704608.12096.2s102.0
          10Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 48.601857.57181.8s101.5
          11Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 42.733027.03189.0s101.3
          12DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 39.564051.68094.6s101.1
          13Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *44.192023.96188.6s95.8
          14Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 39.952883.97195.1s95.1
          15Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 46.411606.28286.5s95.0
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 40.312738.27194.6s94.7
          17Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 43.611851.64190.3s93.1
          18YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 34.204647.610108.3s92.7
          19Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 40.742313.91194.6s92.3
          20Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *38.102805.88199.6s91.0
          21WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 35.823286.331104.9s89.5
          22ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 32.234653.700114.8s88.4
          23Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 37.122570.461102.6s87.6
          24ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 41.091681.66296.2s87.0
          25GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 31.544633.020117.3s86.8
          26Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 35.163019.221107.2s86.7
          27GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 38.612100.331100.1s86.7
          28ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 36.862449.571103.6s86.2
          29Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *33.033710.020112.9s86.1
          30Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 36.192580.671105.0s85.9
          31Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *32.803684.270113.7s85.5
          32GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 41.381430.67297.1s84.7
          33Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 37.872000.791102.3s84.5
          34Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 32.743462.591114.1s84.3
          35Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 35.292501.701107.8s83.7
          36Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 35.302303.151108.2s82.3
          37MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *36.661986.051105.5s82.2
          38Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 42.471118.58397.6s82.2
          39Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 31.893347.541117.2s82.0
          40HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 33.332811.801113.1s81.9
          41HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 33.572681.401112.6s81.6
          42Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 39.201388.382102.2s80.6
          43Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 35.282035.721109.1s80.2
          44AbsolAbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 34.072269.741112.0s79.7
          45BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 31.832908.781118.0s79.5
          46Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *32.142766.181117.2s79.3
          47Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 39.891193.173102.3s79.3
          48RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 32.412477.771116.9s78.0
          49KrookodileKrookodileDarkSnarl DarkCrunch 30.183221.621123.7s77.8
          50LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 35.951634.242109.0s77.8
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          Shadow Duskull type chart

          When fighting Shadow Duskull, 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.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Duskull in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Duskull 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 Duskull counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Weavile, Tyranitar, and Mega Gyarados, 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 Duskull 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.