Best Shadow Piplup counters

Raid Battles

The best Shadow Piplup counters in Pokémon GO are Mega Sceptile, Kartana, Shadow Raikou, Mega Rayquaza, Zekrom, Xurkitree, and Mega Manectric. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Piplup in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RaikouShadow Raikou
          Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          Official artwork of ZekromZekrom
          Charge Beam / Fusion Bolt
          Official artwork of XurkitreeXurkitree
          Thunder Shock / Discharge
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega ManectricMega Manectric
          Thunder Fang / Wild Charge
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *52.941381.6279s102.3
          2.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 49.041552.0285s98.6
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 46.991756.4288s97.7
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 45.901836.4290s96.8
          5.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *44.062122.2193s96.5
          6.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 47.771544.3287s96.4
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 46.961627.2288s96.2
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 45.291851.5291s95.9
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 48.681376.0286s95.6
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 46.211463.6290s92.9
          11.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme ThundurusElectricVolt Switch ElectricWildbolt Storm *46.321412.2290s92.4
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *42.621685.8297s89.7
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LuxrayShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 45.491294.8392s89.5
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 40.671912.52101s88.6
          15.Thumbnail image of Sky Forme ShayminSky Forme ShayminGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 44.561263.6393s87.6
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 42.711393.0297s86.4
          17.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 40.401719.62102s86.3
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *45.861004.1392s85.5
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 42.681292.1397s85.0
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VenusaurShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *43.661156.0396s84.6
          21.Thumbnail image of RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 38.971725.12105s83.9
          22.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 40.761442.32101s83.8
          23.Thumbnail image of MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 37.661815.82109s82.5
          24.Thumbnail image of Dawn Wings NecrozmaDawn Wings NecrozmaPsychicPsycho Cut GhostMoongeist Beam *38.041742.42108s82.5
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 41.151275.63101s82.4
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *43.631010.7396s82.3
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ManectricShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 44.17961.4495s82.3
          28.Thumbnail image of ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 40.341352.52103s82.0
          29.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 37.961714.12108s82.0
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 41.621067.43100s80.2
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Piplup in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Piplup CP range from Raids

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

          • From 532 CP to 614 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 665 CP to 767 CP with Rain weather boost

          Shadow Piplup weaknesses

          Shadow Piplup type chart

          When fighting Shadow Piplup, keep in mind the that Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric and Grass-type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water-type moves.





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

          Best move-types and best weather for defeating Shadow Piplup

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

          About our ranking methodology

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

          This guide displays a list of best Shadow Piplup 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.

          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.