The 30 BEST Shadow Dusclops Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Dusclops 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 Dusclops Pokémon GO counters are Mega Tyranitar, Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, Mega Houndoom, Mega Banette, Shadow Chandelure, and Mega Rayquaza. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 5 Trainers to defeat Shadow Dusclops in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TyranitarShadow Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega HoundoomMega Houndoom
          Snarl / Foul Play
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BanetteMega Banette
          Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ChandelureShadow Chandelure
          Hex / Shadow Ball
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 23.331564.42182s54.7
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 23.521046.73186s50.7
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 27.51526.87176s49.9
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 20.97915.24209s45.0
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 25.09412.69199s44.1
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 25.11410.49199s44.1
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 21.84699.05207s44.0
          8.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 19.651033.33220s43.8
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 26.07324.412203s43.3
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 18.701178.33228s43.3
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *23.36460.88206s42.6
          12.Thumbnail image of HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *20.24801.24218s42.6
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 21.74553.37213s41.8
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CursolaShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 23.75352.811214s40.9
          15.Thumbnail image of DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 19.75707.85226s40.7
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 22.45415.79217s40.5
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 21.27506.77220s40.3
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HoundoomShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 20.16577.26227s39.7
          19.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme GiratinaOrigin Forme GiratinaGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *19.64609.46230s39.3
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HonchkrowShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 20.91410.89231s38.1
          21.Thumbnail image of ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 20.76403.99233s37.8
          22.Thumbnail image of GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 19.82454.38238s37.3
          23.Thumbnail image of GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 21.56319.912236s37.1
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AbsolShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 20.52384.010237s37.1
          25.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *16.85811.84258s36.9
          26.Thumbnail image of Hoopa UnboundHoopa UnboundGhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 18.90514.87243s36.8
          27.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 17.29726.05254s36.8
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 18.08591.86249s36.6
          29.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 19.23463.58243s36.6
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BanetteShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 22.45251.115242s36.5
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Dusclops in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 3 - 5 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 6+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Shadow Dusclops CP range from Raids

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

          • From 806 CP to 909 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1008 CP to 1136 CP with Fog weather boost

          Shadow Dusclops weaknesses

          Shadow Dusclops type chart

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

          Takes increased damage
          DarkDark160.0%
          GhostGhost160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FightingFighting39.1%
          NormalNormal39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Dusclops Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Dark158.0%
          • fogFog
          Ghost124.0%
          • fogFog
          Dragon24.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic20.0%
          • windyWindy
          Water20.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire16.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric12.0%
          • rainRain
          Flying6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Steel6.0%
          • snowSnow
          Rock6.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ground4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain
          Grass2.0%
          • sunnySunny

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Dusclops in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Dusclops 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.