Shadow Drifloon Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Drifloon 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 Drifloon Pokémon GO counters are Mega Tyranitar, Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, Mega Diancie, Shadow Rampardos, Shadow Weavile, and Mega Houndoom. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Drifloon in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TyranitarShadow Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega DiancieMega Diancie
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow WeavileShadow Weavile
          Snarl / Avalanche
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega HoundoomMega Houndoom
          Snarl / Foul Play
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 60.214682.4070s145.5
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 60.583123.0172s134.5
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 71.861521.6267s133.1
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 62.041941.9273s124.4
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 67.271398.3271s124.1
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 59.612189.3175s123.5
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 55.162796.7179s122.1
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *58.812031.0176s120.3
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 58.731890.2277s118.5
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 66.651148.2374s118.4
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 57.552008.7178s118.0
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 65.661193.2375s117.9
          13.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 59.821662.5277s117.1
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 58.621752.4278s116.5
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 60.921478.7277s116.0
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 58.571693.0278s115.6
          17.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 50.263063.2185s115.5
          18.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 48.383543.4188s115.5
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 67.90932.7477s115.1
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 56.861755.6280s113.7
          21.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *54.872015.2181s113.7
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *60.871321.4378s113.3
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 57.731602.0280s113.0
          24.Thumbnail image of DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 51.972326.0184s112.1
          25.Thumbnail image of HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *51.842341.5184s112.1
          26.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme ThundurusElectricVolt Switch ElectricWildbolt Storm *57.521537.6280s111.7
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 54.351878.4283s111.2
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 55.941666.5282s111.1
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CursolaShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 62.741029.4380s110.3
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LuxrayShadow LuxrayDarkSnarl ElectricWild Charge 57.091394.6282s108.8
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Drifloon 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 Drifloon CP range from Raids

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

          • From 594 CP to 684 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 742 CP to 855 CP with Fog and Windy weather boost

          Shadow Drifloon weaknesses

          Shadow Drifloon type chart

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

          Takes increased damage
          DarkDark160.0%
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          GhostGhost160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FightingFighting24.4%
          BugBug39.1%
          GroundGround39.1%
          NormalNormal39.1%
          GrassGrass62.5%
          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 Drifloon Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Dark92.0%
          • fogFog
          Electric92.0%
          • rainRain
          Ghost82.0%
          • fogFog
          Rock64.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ice50.0%
          • snowSnow
          Psychic10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dragon4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Flying2.0%
          • windyWindy

          About our ranking methodology

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