Best Shadow Shinx counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Shinx 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

          • Ground46.0%
          • Dragon12.5%
          • Psychic9.5%
          • Fire7.5%
          • Ghost4.0%
          • Bug3.0%
          • Grass3.0%
          • Ice2.5%
          • Fighting2.5%
          • Dark2.5%
          • Rock2.5%
          • Normal2.0%
          • Water1.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *114.7511253.67032.7s290.8
          2Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *94.157920.28040.1s231.2
          3Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 92.378113.34040.7s228.8
          4Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 98.535607.80039.1s223.3
          5GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *89.207286.19042.3s217.7
          6Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 85.506440.90044.3s205.2
          7Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 85.986076.28044.2s203.7
          8ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 83.446109.80045.5s199.1
          9GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *78.237669.97047.9s198.2
          10RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 76.957877.52048.6s196.7
          11Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 82.815718.49046.0s195.3
          12MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 81.925486.52046.6s192.0
          13Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 81.075668.80046.9s191.6
          14Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 84.344543.14045.9s189.0
          15Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 82.484919.39046.6s188.7
          16Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *76.235874.83049.7s183.8
          17Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 79.334331.76048.7s178.3
          18RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 71.246269.24052.8s176.5
          19Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 76.464649.96050.2s175.7
          20GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 71.465891.09052.8s174.7
          21Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 78.594029.86049.4s174.3
          22KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 73.374705.13052.1s170.4
          23Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *82.012979.85148.7s169.6
          24Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GroundEarthquake 74.174385.65051.8s169.4
          25GolemGolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 67.605505.07055.9s164.9
          26Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 74.863663.77052.0s164.5
          27Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonIceIce Fang GroundScorching Sands 68.834820.70055.3s162.8
          28DonphanDonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 68.744804.40055.4s162.5
          29Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *73.873254.14153.2s158.9
          30Shadow NidokingShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidokingBugFury Cutter *GroundEarth Power 72.533492.76153.8s158.8
          31Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 74.863071.92152.8s158.7
          32UrsalunaUrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *63.495736.03059.2s158.2
          33Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 74.262970.98153.3s156.6
          34Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *75.032698.50153.3s154.8
          35Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 66.524256.94057.5s154.4
          36Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 65.104608.49058.4s154.3
          37Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *75.462543.27153.4s153.6
          38Shadow SandslashShadow Pokémon iconShadow SandslashGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 68.893467.05156.4s152.2
          39FlygonFlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 63.564518.61059.8s150.8
          40Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin GroundScorching Sands 76.002251.61153.8s150.7
          41Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonDraco Meteor 64.933693.55059.3s147.1
          42Mega KangaskhanMega Pokémon iconMega KangaskhanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 65.863460.75158.8s146.8
          43Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw GroundEarth Power 71.902427.83156.0s146.5
          44Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *71.532447.79156.2s146.1
          45Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt GroundEarthquake 67.942978.43157.8s146.0
          46MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *67.782914.04158.1s145.0
          47Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *72.352242.93156.2s144.8
          48Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 71.612330.99156.4s144.8
          49ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *62.753868.07061.1s144.6
          50HaxorusHaxorusDragonDragon Tail GroundEarthquake 66.313110.98158.9s144.5
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          Shadow Shinx type chart

          When fighting Shadow Shinx, keep in mind the following that Electric-type Pokémon are weak to Ground type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Flying, and Steel type moves.


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

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Shinx in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Shinx 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 Shinx counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Shadow Garchomp, Shadow Rhyperior, and Shadow Mamoswine. The table also includes Groudon, Shadow Rhydon, Shadow Golurk, and Excadrill, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Shadow Shinx are:

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          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.