Shadow Shieldon Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Shieldon 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.

Best Shadow Shieldon Pokémon GO counters are Primal Groudon, Mega Garchomp, Mega Blaziken, Shadow Excadrill, Shadow Garchomp, Terrakion, and Keldeo (Ordinary Forme). These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Shieldon in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Focus Blast
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ExcadrillShadow Excadrill
          Mud-Slap / Scorching Sands
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GarchompShadow Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #5
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          #6
          Official artwork of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *47.853632.4188s115.0
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *41.862988.71101s99.4
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 44.312006.0199s95.8
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 41.432477.81104s94.9
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *39.742139.91109s89.0
          6.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *41.231833.92106s88.8
          7.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 37.682569.41113s88.6
          8.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 37.682569.41113s88.6
          9.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *37.392364.41114s86.6
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 40.941634.42108s86.3
          11.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 38.092131.61113s86.0
          12.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *39.591716.92111s84.9
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 34.462791.21122s84.0
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 40.631459.12110s83.8
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 38.481701.12114s82.8
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 41.561192.23110s81.9
          17.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 34.412424.01123s81.5
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 37.851630.32116s81.0
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 36.891790.42118s80.9
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 39.621307.93114s80.3
          21.Thumbnail image of ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 35.271851.42123s78.6
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 38.381301.73117s78.2
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow UrsalunaShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *33.641971.92128s76.7
          24.Thumbnail image of CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *30.332932.61138s76.6
          25.Thumbnail image of GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *33.012097.51129s76.5
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolurkShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 36.071480.22122s76.5
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ToxicroakShadow ToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 37.471216.83120s75.7
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhydonShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 35.631340.62125s74.2
          29.Thumbnail image of MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 33.991605.52128s74.2
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow DonphanShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 34.101548.42128s73.8
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Shieldon 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 Shieldon CP range from Raids

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

          • From 431 CP to 509 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 539 CP to 636 CP with Partly Cloudy and Snow weather boost

          Shadow Shieldon weaknesses

          Shadow Shieldon type chart

          When fighting Shadow Shieldon, keep in mind the that Rock and Steel-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Ground, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Ice, Psychic, Rock, Flying, Normal, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FightingFighting256.0%
          GroundGround256.0%
          WaterWater160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          PoisonPoison24.4%
          FlyingFlying39.1%
          NormalNormal39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          DragonDragon62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          IceIce62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%
          RockRock62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Shieldon Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fighting228.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ground144.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water14.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain
          Steel2.0%
          • snowSnow
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire2.0%
          • sunnySunny

          About our ranking methodology

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

          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.