Best Shadow Gloom counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Gloom 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

          • Fire37.5%
          • Psychic33.0%
          • Flying17.5%
          • Ice9.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 78.683125.67150.4s165.7
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *70.701756.69259.1s135.3
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *59.702504.36166.0s127.1
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *62.911801.68165.2s123.9
          5RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 61.001901.23166.6s122.2
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *64.191491.67265.7s121.2
          7Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *56.941947.31170.6s116.3
          8MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *58.191718.80270.2s115.3
          9Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 56.161944.06171.5s115.0
          10Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 51.562479.46175.6s112.9
          11ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *53.072205.46174.4s112.8
          12Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 51.162335.01176.5s110.8
          13Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 58.031393.64272.4s110.3
          14HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *45.523449.64183.3s109.4
          15Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *51.801982.55176.8s108.2
          16Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 55.571448.99274.7s107.4
          17Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 52.361816.25176.7s107.2
          18Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *57.481190.18374.7s106.0
          19Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 55.831267.44275.8s104.9
          20Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *52.101551.64278.4s103.4
          21Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *58.91954.06376.2s103.3
          22Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *46.212429.44183.8s103.0
          23YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *50.161754.98280.0s102.9
          24Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 48.392009.44181.6s102.8
          25Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 51.571567.19279.0s102.8
          26Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *46.322326.82183.9s102.3
          27Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 54.821154.60378.1s101.4
          28Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 56.88927.09378.8s99.9
          29Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *46.691983.94184.4s99.7
          30MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *47.121908.42183.9s99.6
          31LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 46.192043.74185.0s99.4
          32Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *51.271357.34280.8s99.4
          33Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 49.601537.93281.9s99.3
          34VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 46.761885.21184.6s98.8
          35Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *53.091126.69380.6s98.4
          36Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 52.761128.23381.0s97.9
          37MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 42.802421.02190.1s96.9
          38ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 47.311625.83284.9s96.7
          39Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 53.051039.05381.7s96.7
          40Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 42.572292.07190.8s95.4
          41VictiniVictiniPsychicConfusion FireV-create 44.271960.94188.7s95.3
          42Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 46.161642.76286.8s95.0
          43Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 48.651321.95284.9s94.8
          44DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 48.651321.95284.9s94.8
          45Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 52.31995.24383.3s94.8
          46Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 48.141358.11285.4s94.5
          47Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 47.361408.30286.2s94.0
          48Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 52.64921.29384.0s93.8
          49Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 48.541246.93285.7s93.5
          50Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 50.251072.40385.1s93.2
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          Shadow Gloom type chart

          When fighting Shadow Gloom, keep in mind the following that Grass and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fairy, Fighting, Water, and Grass 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 Gloom in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Gloom 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 Gloom counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Y Charizard, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Rayquaza, Mega Alakazam, Shadow Moltres, and Mewtwo, 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 Gloom 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.