Best Shadow Staravia counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Staravia 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

          • Electric35.5%
          • Rock29.5%
          • Ice18.0%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Water1.5%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Dark1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 76.843084.17151.5s162.1
          2Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *71.433569.67154.4s157.6
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 65.514736.29058.0s155.9
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 70.972881.22155.7s150.1
          5Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 72.622632.94155.0s150.1
          6ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *68.053367.42157.2s149.9
          7XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 73.942320.25154.9s148.4
          8Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 72.792443.75155.4s148.1
          9Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 66.793295.34158.3s147.0
          10Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 75.282066.62154.8s147.0
          11Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 70.272560.36156.9s145.4
          12Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 70.862455.68156.7s145.1
          13Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 64.223329.23160.4s142.8
          14Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 65.083154.36159.9s142.7
          15Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 75.091687.17256.5s140.8
          16Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 62.973044.35161.9s138.0
          17Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 70.371946.34158.6s137.6
          18Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 67.422247.01159.8s137.0
          19RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 67.572209.77159.8s136.7
          20RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *59.073480.46165.1s134.8
          21Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 59.633271.49164.8s134.1
          22TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 59.942955.29164.9s131.9
          23Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 66.961793.75261.8s130.1
          24Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 71.501341.87261.1s129.2
          25RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 60.122575.90165.5s128.6
          26Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 62.712077.77164.3s127.2
          27Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 68.481450.38262.5s126.8
          28ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 62.252024.09164.9s125.8
          29BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 62.401972.87165.0s125.4
          30GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *56.872811.58168.4s125.2
          31MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 58.292502.76167.5s124.7
          32ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 58.672404.62167.3s124.3
          33Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 67.171402.54263.9s124.0
          34Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirElectricCharge Beam IceTriple Axel 61.481915.35166.1s123.2
          35TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 59.372179.19167.2s123.0
          36TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 54.163091.39171.1s122.8
          37Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 64.911526.98264.9s122.8
          38Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 56.012698.64169.6s122.7
          39Alolan GolemAlolan GolemRockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 53.353241.48171.9s122.5
          40Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *58.242287.96168.1s122.4
          41Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 57.082276.29169.4s120.3
          42MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 61.501644.52267.3s119.4
          43Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 61.981492.76267.7s117.8
          44LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 58.151905.57169.5s117.7
          45Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 57.271940.92170.3s116.7
          46Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 60.551552.10268.7s116.6
          47Shadow MagnetonShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnetonElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 60.481521.04269.0s116.0
          48AggronAggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 49.733185.71176.9s115.5
          49Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 61.651320.20269.3s114.4
          50Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 51.082690.78175.8s113.9
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Staravia in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Staravia 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 Staravia counter is Mega Diancie, followed by Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Tyranitar, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Shadow Raikou, Zekrom, Xurkitree, and Mega Manectric, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Staravia type chart

          When fighting Shadow Staravia, keep in mind the following that Normal and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Grass, Ghost, and Ground 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 Staravia Raids

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