Best Shadow Metagross counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Shadow Metagross in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Shadow Metagross counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Highest DPS

          Highest TDO

          Best Shadow Metagross counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *39.411123.604114.0s91.1
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.60929.53496.3s85.5
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 37.62879.315116.9s82.7
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.16581.15796.5s81.2
          5Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 43.08499.40892.7s79.5
          6Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 39.55596.197105.5s77.9
          7ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *33.99738.075108.6s73.4
          8Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 38.56491.478102.0s72.9
          9Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *35.20627.886107.0s72.3
          10Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *33.88677.836120.0s71.7
          11Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 34.08661.096116.4s71.5
          12Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 32.66732.265112.1s71.1
          13Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 28.371069.674150.8s70.3
          14Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *39.48389.701098.7s70.0
          15Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 33.73614.946109.4s69.7
          16Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.16576.417118.1s69.2
          17HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *31.52714.396136.0s68.8
          18HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *30.48741.465121.6s67.7
          19Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *29.92782.415130.8s67.7
          20Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 36.66421.779103.6s67.5
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Metagross in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Metagross down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          This table displays a list of best Shadow Metagross 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Shadow Metagross counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Mega Tyranitar, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, Reshiram, and Mega Banette, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Shadow Metagross type chart

          When fighting Shadow Metagross, keep in mind the following 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.


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