Best Shadow Ambipom counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Ambipom 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%
          • Dragon7.5%
          • Dark5.0%
          • Psychic4.5%
          • Electric4.5%
          • Ground4.0%
          • Fire4.0%
          • Flying3.5%
          • Water3.0%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *51.511615.05278.8s103.3
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 49.581805.13180.6s102.5
          3Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 54.571145.90378.5s100.9
          4Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 52.97963.28382.9s95.1
          5Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 49.271271.32284.4s95.0
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 49.531136.83385.3s93.3
          7Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 50.34978.33386.2s91.6
          8LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 49.221003.85387.5s90.5
          9ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.311090.85392.6s86.1
          10Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 48.92739.30493.1s84.6
          11Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 44.88954.79395.3s83.2
          12Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 43.581069.35396.1s83.2
          13Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 47.26732.64495.8s82.1
          14MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 43.54943.49397.9s81.0
          15CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *38.571410.352103.5s79.9
          16Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 38.301435.502104.0s79.7
          17Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *37.501517.852105.5s79.3
          18Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *37.441515.042105.7s79.1
          19Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 40.601089.933101.9s78.9
          20Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 44.52712.125101.1s77.9
          21HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 42.44857.494101.6s77.9
          22HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.06952.493102.8s77.5
          23Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 39.601067.743104.4s77.0
          24BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 40.41979.223103.8s76.9
          25Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 41.55859.774103.4s76.6
          26VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *39.681015.983104.9s76.4
          27PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 48.16463.667105.8s76.0
          28RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 38.491098.363106.6s75.7
          29BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.11581.296104.6s75.5
          30Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 39.231003.333106.1s75.5
          31Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 43.02667.765105.2s74.8
          32Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 38.161020.313108.5s74.1
          33Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 40.85757.054107.1s73.6
          34Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap FightingSuperpower 36.051224.702111.6s73.5
          35Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 34.221467.852115.0s73.2
          36BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 40.79734.954107.9s73.1
          37Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *35.921201.612112.2s73.0
          38Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *36.531113.973111.5s72.9
          39PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 38.44905.473109.6s72.8
          40MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 36.411062.113112.4s72.0
          41ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 39.82744.304109.8s71.9
          42Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap FightingDynamic Punch 35.461119.923114.4s71.2
          43Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 34.971167.253115.3s71.1
          44Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 39.44728.074111.1s71.0
          45Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *38.42804.704111.6s71.0
          46BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 37.64856.964112.4s70.7
          47Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *36.95889.294113.6s70.2
          48Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *33.191347.532119.2s70.2
          49Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *34.201189.613117.4s70.1
          50EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 37.68777.484114.1s69.4
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          Shadow Ambipom type chart

          When fighting Shadow Ambipom, keep in mind the following that Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Ghost 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 Ambipom in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Ambipom 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 Ambipom counter is Terrakion, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Mega Blaziken, and Shadow Machamp. The table also includes Keldeo (Ordinary), Mega Alakazam, Shadow Hariyama, and Lucario, 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 Ambipom 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.