Best Shadow Salamence counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Salamence 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

          • Ice48.5%
          • Dragon25.5%
          • Rock10.5%
          • Fairy5.5%
          • Normal3.0%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Water1.5%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 81.46847.85461.2s130.6
          2Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 74.08715.12568.7s117.0
          3Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 71.11750.75469.8s114.3
          4BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 65.64877.45471.3s110.7
          5Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 64.30880.94472.3s109.0
          6MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 65.47815.12472.7s108.8
          7Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 56.041339.94275.0s106.4
          8Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 63.93785.87474.6s106.0
          9Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 59.041026.57375.0s105.0
          10Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 64.89692.92576.3s104.6
          11Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 61.24808.75476.6s103.0
          12KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *57.78831.80479.6s98.9
          13WeavileWeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 60.18694.25580.6s98.5
          14GlaceonGlaceonIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 58.43746.10480.9s97.6
          15Shadow PiloswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow PiloswineIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 61.54568.88683.8s96.3
          16Shadow WalreinShadow Pokémon iconShadow WalreinIceFrost Breath IceIcicle Spear *53.41871.85483.9s93.8
          17Shadow AbomasnowShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 59.73555.98686.2s93.6
          18Shadow ArticunoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 53.89817.20484.4s93.2
          19Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 51.58897.81485.8s91.8
          20MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 52.04851.54486.1s91.4
          21Shadow CloysterShadow Pokémon iconShadow CloysterIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 53.75728.53486.7s90.9
          22Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 56.03613.98587.7s90.8
          23Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *55.49630.04587.7s90.5
          24JynxJynxIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 57.30545.23689.2s90.2
          25Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 52.24699.92589.5s88.1
          26AvaluggAvaluggIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 48.59929.19389.6s88.1
          27AurorusAurorusIceFrost Breath IceWeather Ball 49.67841.35489.6s87.9
          28Ninetales (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconNinetales (Alola Shadow)IcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 50.66776.16489.6s87.8
          29Mr. RimeMr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 52.53670.28590.0s87.8
          30Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *48.08938.54390.2s87.6
          31Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle IceIce Punch 49.76800.81490.3s87.1
          32Shadow LaprasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LaprasIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam *48.24885.54490.9s86.8
          33Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 47.25960.18391.2s86.8
          34Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 51.58658.95591.6s86.2
          35BearticBearticIcePowder Snow IceIce Punch 51.28649.65592.4s85.6
          36Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyNormalPound IceTriple Axel 49.03748.17492.7s84.9
          37Shadow RegiceShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegiceIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 47.25847.35493.2s84.6
          38Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *49.30708.32593.4s84.4
          39Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 47.81782.99493.7s84.0
          40Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock IceIce Punch 51.14555.40696.3s82.7
          41Hisuian AvaluggHisuian AvaluggIcePowder Snow IceBlizzard 44.55876.08497.2s81.3
          42Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrIceIce Fang IceIce Beam 46.24729.39497.6s80.7
          43PiloswinePiloswineIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 49.42546.50699.2s80.2
          44Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 48.28589.16699.0s79.9
          45WalreinWalreinIceFrost Breath IceIcicle Spear *43.48847.44499.8s79.2
          46ArticunoArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 44.09797.99499.7s79.1
          47Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 43.16855.444100.2s78.9
          48Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)NormalQuick Attack IceIce Punch 43.69799.934100.4s78.6
          49VanilluxeVanilluxeIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 47.29581.646100.9s78.4
          50Porygon-ZPorygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 46.66611.015100.7s78.4
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          Shadow Salamence type chart

          When fighting Shadow Salamence, keep in mind the following that Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Ice, Dragon, Fairy, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Fire, Water, Grass, and Ground 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 Salamence in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Salamence 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 Salamence counter is Shadow Mamoswine, followed by Shadow Weavile, Galarian Standard Darmanitan, and Baxcalibur. The table also includes Shadow Mewtwo, Mamoswine, Mega Gardevoir, and Mega Glalie, 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 Salamence 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.