Best Shadow Monferno counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Monferno 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

          • Psychic37.0%
          • Water21.5%
          • Flying18.5%
          • Ground17.0%
          • Dragon2.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Rock0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 95.606209.21040.0s222.6
          2Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *77.014989.78049.6s179.2
          3Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *76.534958.89049.9s178.1
          4Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *86.583017.61146.4s177.5
          5RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 73.693778.63052.7s163.5
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *79.562581.61150.8s160.7
          7Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 68.664236.01055.8s158.2
          8Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *68.063813.93056.7s153.8
          9Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 70.943145.99155.3s152.8
          10MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *71.522955.57155.2s151.8
          11Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *68.483050.60157.3s147.6
          12Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 67.353168.68158.0s146.8
          13Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 59.404353.71063.9s141.8
          14Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *63.333222.46161.3s140.3
          15Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 60.963609.82063.0s139.3
          16Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *64.202901.15161.0s138.8
          17Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 68.922132.74159.0s137.9
          18Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *72.581650.56258.3s136.4
          19Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 69.701888.74159.3s135.7
          20Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *57.883830.97066.0s135.3
          21KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *59.853193.81164.7s133.9
          22YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *62.242600.77163.4s132.4
          23LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 56.923607.79067.2s131.9
          24Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *62.722461.18163.2s131.7
          25Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 64.702072.96162.6s130.4
          26Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 59.132841.07166.0s129.4
          27Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 61.982336.22164.3s129.1
          28Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 67.271687.28262.1s128.9
          29Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 63.702082.01163.4s128.9
          30Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 57.623075.54167.2s128.9
          31GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *59.902529.06165.8s127.7
          32Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *61.382273.83165.0s127.4
          33Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 58.272764.29167.0s127.2
          34Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 63.981902.26163.8s127.0
          35Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 69.571357.91262.4s126.7
          36MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *56.782987.83168.2s126.6
          37LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 55.863097.87169.1s125.9
          38Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicConfusion FlyingBrave Bird 57.512707.25167.9s125.4
          39Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 60.832084.62166.1s124.3
          40Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 66.161490.53264.1s124.1
          41Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *58.572341.53167.6s123.5
          42Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 57.702420.72168.3s122.9
          43Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 68.391243.46264.2s122.8
          44Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 66.121400.31264.7s122.5
          45Ho-OhHo-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 50.793536.72175.0s120.0
          46GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *53.142841.41172.8s118.9
          47Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 49.683666.47076.4s118.8
          48Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 58.551925.33169.0s118.6
          49Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 56.182198.83170.6s117.9
          50Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 62.731410.60267.6s117.6
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Monferno in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Monferno 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 Monferno counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, and Shadow Mewtwo. The table also includes Rayquaza, Mega Alakazam, Mega Latios, and Mega Swampert, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Monferno type chart

          When fighting Shadow Monferno, keep in mind the following that Fire and Fighting-type Pokémon are weak to Flying, Ground, Psychic, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Fire, Grass, Ice, Steel, and Bug 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 Monferno Raids

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

          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.