The 30 BEST Shadow Spheal Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Spheal 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 Spheal Pokémon GO counters are Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, Mega Diancie, Shadow Rampardos, Kartana, Terrakion, and Shadow Raikou. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Spheal in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Focus Blast
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega DiancieMega Diancie
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #4
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          #5
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RaikouShadow Raikou
          Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
          #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 *58.711727.5278s116.3
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 56.571868.3280s114.7
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 55.851840.3281s113.2
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 60.641258.3379s111.8
          5.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 54.641840.4282s111.2
          6.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *52.932034.3184s110.7
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 52.491950.4285s109.0
          8.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 48.312655.1189s108.7
          9.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 48.312655.1189s108.7
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 51.192118.6186s108.7
          11.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 53.391715.4285s107.7
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 52.511808.7286s107.4
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 54.401528.0285s106.7
          14.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *49.292213.0189s106.4
          15.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 51.711811.2287s106.1
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 47.682463.2191s105.9
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 52.861645.9286s105.9
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *54.161494.6285s105.9
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 50.781907.0288s105.7
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 51.571650.2288s103.9
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *47.062336.7192s103.7
          22.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme ThundurusElectricVolt Switch ElectricWildbolt Storm *51.781595.0288s103.5
          23.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 48.961735.5291s100.7
          24.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 49.601632.7291s100.5
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 49.201645.7292s100.0
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LuxrayShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 50.841438.0290s99.9
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 47.191778.6294s98.3
          28.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 44.782165.9197s98.2
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *50.501342.3292s98.0
          30.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 45.481993.3296s97.7
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Spheal 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 Spheal CP range from Raids

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

          • From 471 CP to 550 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 589 CP to 687 CP with Snow and Rain weather boost

          Shadow Spheal weaknesses

          Shadow Spheal type chart

          When fighting Shadow Spheal, keep in mind the that Ice and Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Water and Ice type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          FightingFighting160.0%
          GrassGrass160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          IceIce39.1%
          WaterWater62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Spheal Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fighting120.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Grass104.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric96.0%
          • rainRain
          Rock58.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dragon6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Flying2.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

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