The 30 BEST Shadow Golbat Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Golbat 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 Golbat Pokémon GO counters are Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Alakazam, Mewtwo, Shadow Rampardos, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Latios, and Shadow Rhyperior. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Golbat in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MewtwoShadow Mewtwo
          Psycho Cut / Psystrike
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AlakazamMega Alakazam
          Confusion / Psychic
          #2
          Official artwork of MewtwoMewtwo
          Psycho Cut / Psystrike
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Smack Down / Stone Edge
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega LatiosMega Latios
          Zen Headbutt / Psychic
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *46.33770.35108s81.7
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *41.17643.26123s71.7
          3.Thumbnail image of MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *37.96752.35127s69.4
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 38.99666.95127s69.1
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 30.051766.22143s68.5
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 36.37828.84130s68.4
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *33.521109.83134s68.0
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 35.65870.44131s68.0
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 37.03687.15132s66.8
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 33.111006.43137s66.0
          11.Thumbnail image of Hoopa UnboundHoopa UnboundPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 35.13763.15135s65.4
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 34.26839.34136s65.4
          13.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 34.91738.35137s64.6
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 36.33619.96136s64.4
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 35.59657.46137s64.1
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 34.45726.65139s63.7
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 32.70887.04141s63.7
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 34.07750.55139s63.6
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 33.80769.05140s63.5
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 33.45782.15141s63.2
          21.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *31.40970.24144s62.8
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 29.911165.13148s62.7
          23.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 31.14977.64145s62.5
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AlakazamShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *38.16413.09144s61.7
          25.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme ThundurusElectricVolt Switch ElectricWildbolt Storm *32.72736.85144s61.4
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 31.22857.54147s61.0
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LuxrayShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 33.31619.46146s60.1
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 32.37647.76149s59.3
          29.Thumbnail image of RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 31.99652.36150s58.8
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemRockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 30.11821.64153s58.7
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Golbat 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 Golbat CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1017 CP to 1129 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1272 CP to 1412 CP with Cloudy and Windy weather boost

          Shadow Golbat weaknesses

          Shadow Golbat type chart

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

          Takes increased damage
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          PsychicPsychic160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          BugBug39.1%
          FightingFighting39.1%
          GrassGrass39.1%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          GroundGround62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Golbat Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Psychic140.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric96.0%
          • rainRain
          Rock84.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ice50.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal6.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Water2.0%
          • rainRain
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog
          Steel2.0%
          • snowSnow

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Golbat in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Golbat 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.