Best Shadow Purugly counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Purugly 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

          • Fighting56.5%
          • Dragon7.5%
          • Electric6.0%
          • Fire5.5%
          • Ground4.5%
          • Psychic4.5%
          • Dark4.5%
          • Water3.0%
          • Flying2.5%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 58.141306.23272.9s109.0
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *55.461546.15274.2s108.6
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 53.601674.64275.8s107.5
          4Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 56.87971.20378.1s100.8
          5Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 53.661157.00379.5s99.7
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 52.811191.06380.3s99.1
          7Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 54.21989.63381.0s97.4
          8LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 52.321106.09381.8s96.9
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 52.09844.37486.2s91.4
          10ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 48.611098.59387.2s91.2
          11Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *39.612266.94197.2s89.9
          12Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 47.871056.39388.8s89.4
          13Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 46.461121.71390.3s88.4
          14Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 50.44734.15491.0s86.5
          15MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 46.69949.84392.3s85.8
          16CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *41.031549.39297.0s85.5
          17Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *40.021488.73299.6s83.1
          18Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 47.46747.27495.1s82.8
          19HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.15961.73396.5s82.2
          20VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *42.181111.36398.3s81.7
          21HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 46.68739.50496.6s81.5
          22BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 43.39958.78398.0s81.1
          23Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 41.711107.74399.3s80.9
          24BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 47.96637.48597.7s80.8
          25Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 42.84990.46398.6s80.8
          26Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap FightingSuperpower 37.731617.452104.3s80.7
          27Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 43.61919.03398.2s80.7
          28Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 45.10779.32498.3s80.1
          29Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 40.761123.643101.1s79.6
          30PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 51.41451.427101.9s79.6
          31RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 41.691020.173100.5s79.5
          32BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 43.43838.384100.1s78.9
          33Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 45.89668.835100.0s78.8
          34Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 36.301643.742107.9s78.5
          35Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *38.301276.412105.3s77.8
          36Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 41.11930.123103.0s77.2
          37Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *36.381492.842108.6s77.1
          38Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *39.121115.793104.9s77.0
          39PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 41.19910.903103.2s77.0
          40ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 42.43797.894102.9s76.7
          41Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 43.67711.415102.7s76.7
          42MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 38.801112.783105.7s76.4
          43Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *40.68914.023104.3s76.2
          44Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *35.951471.652109.9s76.2
          45Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 41.04870.804104.2s76.0
          46BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 39.93945.453105.4s75.7
          47Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath PsychicPsychic 37.401162.993108.6s74.9
          48Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 42.08729.054105.3s74.8
          49EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 40.03885.374106.2s74.8
          50Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap FightingDynamic Punch 38.471000.793108.0s74.3
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          Shadow Purugly type chart

          When fighting Shadow Purugly, 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 Purugly in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Purugly 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 Purugly counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Terrakion, Mega Rayquaza, 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 Purugly 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.