The 30 BEST Shadow Metang Counters (Updated February 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Metang 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 Metang Pokémon GO counters are Primal Groudon, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Y Charizard, Mega Blaziken, Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, and Mega Garchomp. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 4 Trainers to defeat Shadow Metang in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TyranitarShadow Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *33.811444.72130s72.3
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 30.581550.62142s67.7
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.94987.44138s65.5
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.50623.16139s63.3
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 36.24573.06139s63.2
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 31.081032.13145s63.1
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *30.321063.03147s62.2
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin GhostShadow Ball 33.39638.76145s60.6
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 27.401284.93159s59.7
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 29.93868.84153s59.1
          11.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *29.12951.64155s58.9
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 32.25603.86151s58.2
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.48857.44160s56.7
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 24.111633.12176s56.6
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *29.18758.95159s56.4
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 28.74792.65160s56.2
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 29.37710.95159s55.9
          18.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *25.121303.83172s55.9
          19.Thumbnail image of HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *25.951120.63169s55.6
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 34.62354.011161s55.3
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire+ 27.20885.64166s55.0
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.94414.59161s54.9
          23.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 25.781016.73171s54.2
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CursolaShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 30.64518.27162s54.2
          25.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *28.07704.55166s53.8
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CharizardShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.99610.46165s53.6
          27.Thumbnail image of DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 25.67958.94173s53.4
          28.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *26.62827.64170s53.3
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 28.53612.66167s53.0
          30.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.65685.95169s52.9
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          Group size

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

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 4 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 5+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Shadow Metang CP range from Raids

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

          • From 879 CP to 983 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1099 CP to 1229 CP with Snow and Windy weather boost

          Shadow Metang weaknesses

          Shadow Metang type chart

          When fighting Shadow Metang, keep in mind the that Steel and Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, Fire, Ghost, and Ground type moves. They take reduced damage from Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Rock, Steel, Poison, and Psychic type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          DarkDark160.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          GhostGhost160.0%
          GroundGround160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          PoisonPoison39.1%
          PsychicPsychic39.1%
          DragonDragon62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          IceIce62.5%
          NormalNormal62.5%
          RockRock62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Metang Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire140.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dark82.0%
          • fogFog
          Ground78.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Ghost78.0%
          • fogFog
          Electric6.0%
          • rainRain
          Water6.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fighting4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy

          About our ranking methodology

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