Best Shadow Spheal counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Grass28.5%
          • Fighting28.0%
          • Electric24.0%
          • Rock14.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *82.993266.60147.8s174.4
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 80.973575.45148.5s174.2
          3Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 79.563477.19149.4s170.8
          4KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 77.553463.46150.6s167.2
          5TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *74.693832.47052.0s165.7
          6Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 74.083676.75052.5s163.3
          7Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 72.193989.12053.5s162.6
          8Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 68.114944.99055.8s162.3
          9Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 74.663427.04152.4s161.9
          10Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 74.223448.04152.7s161.4
          11ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *70.414200.77054.6s161.1
          12XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 75.283237.32152.3s161.1
          13Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 68.044663.46056.0s160.2
          14Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 76.672886.69151.9s159.7
          15Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 74.643116.93152.8s158.8
          16Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 71.963593.03154.0s158.8
          17Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *75.712816.18152.7s157.3
          18Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *66.644373.44057.3s155.5
          19Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 72.653115.88154.2s155.4
          20Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 69.403284.01156.3s151.5
          21LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 70.103078.74156.0s150.7
          22Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 69.633125.07156.3s150.3
          23Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 71.592716.55155.6s149.3
          24Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 68.913106.06156.9s148.9
          25Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 65.303806.47058.9s148.7
          26Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 67.383210.69157.9s147.3
          27Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 69.312858.22157.0s147.1
          28ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 63.224068.96060.5s146.9
          29Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 66.413344.71158.5s146.8
          30Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *71.212537.80156.2s146.7
          31Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 67.633073.80157.9s146.4
          32Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 72.342326.66156.0s145.9
          33Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *67.573022.03158.0s145.8
          34Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 64.473607.46059.8s145.6
          35Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 66.153252.15158.8s145.5
          36ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 64.243524.44160.1s144.5
          37Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 69.932479.86157.3s143.9
          38Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *FightingFocus Blast 62.193734.56061.7s142.5
          39Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 67.252743.18158.8s142.4
          40RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 70.032333.50157.6s142.3
          41RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 61.483598.06162.6s140.1
          42Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 60.043874.35063.7s139.6
          43Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 65.662706.11160.2s139.3
          44Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *67.072426.83159.6s138.6
          45Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 69.772030.70158.7s137.9
          46PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 70.961860.10158.5s137.3
          47ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 63.582829.57161.7s137.0
          48RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 63.792741.49161.7s136.5
          49TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 62.213019.24162.6s136.5
          50MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 59.813509.36164.3s136.4
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          Shadow Spheal type chart

          When fighting Shadow Spheal, keep in mind the following 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.


          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 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.

          The top-ranked Shadow Spheal counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Blaziken, Mega Diancie, and Kartana. The table also includes Terrakion, Shadow Raikou, Mega Rayquaza, and Keldeo (Ordinary), 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 Spheal 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.