Best Shadow Grotle counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Grotle 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

          • Fire39.5%
          • Flying18.5%
          • Bug15.5%
          • Poison10.0%
          • Ice10.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 72.934535.90052.5s168.3
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.582946.32168.5s125.9
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 56.262761.95169.2s123.7
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *59.352115.50167.5s122.2
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *53.782292.96173.2s114.9
          6ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *50.472865.08176.4s114.3
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 48.712762.04179.1s110.3
          8Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *48.872554.92179.3s108.8
          9Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 50.821993.95178.1s106.7
          10Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 49.921926.38179.6s104.5
          11Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *53.971394.81277.0s104.1
          12Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 50.781732.80279.2s103.7
          13YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *46.952313.23182.9s103.3
          14HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *43.692982.41187.2s102.8
          15Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.201827.39181.1s102.2
          16Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 49.131810.76181.2s101.9
          17VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 44.822246.59186.7s99.0
          18Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 44.892223.71186.7s98.9
          19MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *44.602247.01187.1s98.6
          20Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 47.021811.98184.5s98.4
          21Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 51.941203.84281.3s98.0
          22Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 50.181304.84282.8s96.9
          23Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.921321.65283.0s96.7
          24Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 40.932819.31193.1s96.5
          25Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *48.681433.80284.0s96.4
          26Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 53.80936.29382.3s95.7
          27Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 40.562705.84194.1s95.0
          28PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 52.34970.75383.6s94.3
          29Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 44.291843.95189.1s94.2
          30Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 40.262614.37194.9s93.7
          31ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 45.251646.42288.3s93.6
          32Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *43.161930.16190.9s93.1
          33Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 46.381402.58287.9s92.4
          34DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 46.381402.58287.9s92.4
          35Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 45.771436.51288.7s91.8
          36NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 42.791856.05191.9s91.7
          37Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 47.241225.62288.0s91.2
          38Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 46.201320.18288.8s90.9
          39Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 49.091019.57387.5s90.5
          40Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 44.201523.69290.9s90.4
          41BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 42.441755.07293.0s90.1
          42EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 41.561902.21194.2s90.1
          43Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 41.801768.18294.3s89.1
          44BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *44.551367.85291.3s89.0
          45CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.781791.09296.3s87.7
          46Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *38.312238.061100.4s87.3
          47Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 45.231156.62392.0s87.0
          48DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.321494.67294.7s87.0
          49EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *42.331491.14294.7s87.0
          50Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 45.281139.38392.1s86.9
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Grotle in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Grotle 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 Grotle counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Rayquaza, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Shadow Moltres, Reshiram, Shadow Ho-Oh, and Mega X Charizard, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Grotle type chart

          When fighting Shadow Grotle, keep in mind the following that Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Grotle Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • rainRainy
          • cloudyCloudy
          • snowSnow
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • fogFog
          • rainRainy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • cloudyCloudy

          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.