Best Shieldon counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best 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.

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          Best performing move types

          • Fighting57.5%
          • Ground34.5%
          • Water3.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Steel0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Fire0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *58.295743.90064.3s147.9
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 54.183220.93170.9s123.9
          3Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *48.003453.91179.2s114.1
          4Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 45.494130.64082.6s113.5
          5TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *49.822896.70177.2s113.4
          6GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *45.473807.51083.0s111.5
          7Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 49.522652.12178.1s110.8
          8LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 46.233421.90182.1s110.6
          9Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 49.792341.79178.5s108.5
          10Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 41.984509.63088.9s108.4
          11Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 46.922720.89182.0s106.8
          12Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 45.222911.42184.6s105.1
          13Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 50.371911.10179.0s105.1
          14ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 41.823908.32089.8s104.9
          15Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 48.402111.72181.2s103.9
          16Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.482641.91184.6s103.5
          17Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 46.872128.53183.6s101.4
          18ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 42.702995.32189.1s101.0
          19Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *40.763197.17192.8s98.6
          20CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *36.864639.820100.8s98.3
          21GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *39.923374.39194.4s98.1
          22Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 43.782323.62188.4s97.8
          23Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 42.912444.12189.8s97.3
          24Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 41.672530.50192.1s95.7
          25Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 43.452147.62189.6s95.7
          26MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.172598.22193.0s95.3
          27Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *36.833628.730101.7s93.4
          28Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 38.942896.61197.4s93.2
          29PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 47.741264.89286.8s92.5
          30Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 42.661954.00191.8s92.5
          31Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 38.182984.69199.1s92.3
          32RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 39.102676.00197.5s92.0
          33Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 40.102411.26195.8s91.9
          34VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *37.213184.011101.3s91.7
          35Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 37.942930.08199.8s91.5
          36Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 40.182320.75195.8s91.3
          37Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 44.791491.94290.0s91.0
          38BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 42.201881.04193.0s91.0
          39MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 41.861884.47193.6s90.4
          40BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 38.722497.21198.7s90.0
          41Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 40.312119.22196.1s89.9
          42BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 40.432083.27195.9s89.8
          43Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 41.081901.27195.2s89.2
          44HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 37.712592.581101.0s88.8
          45Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 39.192093.69198.7s87.7
          46Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 39.112024.85199.2s86.9
          47HaxorusHaxorusFightingCounter GroundEarthquake 39.261947.31199.1s86.5
          48KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 37.102423.851103.0s86.5
          49HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 39.821818.91198.3s86.3
          50PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 36.602509.871104.1s86.2
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Shieldon counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Mega Blaziken, Shadow Garchomp, and Keldeo (Ordinary). The table also includes Terrakion, Groudon, Shadow Machamp, and Lucario, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shieldon type chart

          When fighting Shieldon, keep in mind the following 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.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Shieldon Raids

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

          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.