Best Shadow Garchomp counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Garchomp 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

          • Ice53.0%
          • Dragon29.0%
          • Fairy5.5%
          • Water4.5%
          • Normal2.5%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Fighting1.5%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 67.96923.06368.6s115.0
          2Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 63.62724.27476.5s103.9
          3Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 60.57763.85478.3s101.0
          4BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 56.20906.75379.9s98.5
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 49.671405.32282.7s97.6
          6MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 55.05893.93481.5s96.6
          7Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 55.09882.78481.7s96.4
          8Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 54.93806.18483.4s94.4
          9Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 49.571139.57385.3s93.4
          10Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 55.25718.52585.2s92.7
          11Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 51.22959.98385.3s92.5
          12KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *49.85866.05488.9s88.7
          13WeavileWeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 51.89705.77589.8s87.8
          14GlaceonGlaceonIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 50.48769.40490.0s87.4
          15Shadow ArticunoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 45.071140.76392.5s86.6
          16Shadow PiloswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow PiloswineIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 51.26618.44593.5s84.7
          17Shadow WalreinShadow Pokémon iconShadow WalreinIceFrost Breath IceIcicle Spear *46.60813.10495.0s83.0
          18Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *45.87851.12495.4s82.7
          19Shadow AbomasnowShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 49.08649.58595.5s82.6
          20Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *40.771291.90299.4s82.0
          21Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 49.23617.14596.5s82.0
          22MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 44.79857.07497.2s81.3
          23Shadow CloysterShadow Pokémon iconShadow CloysterIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 47.11682.97597.5s80.8
          24Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 45.70763.16497.6s80.6
          25JynxJynxIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 49.09568.83698.6s80.4
          26Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 43.02896.79499.7s79.4
          27AvaluggAvaluggIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 42.05959.503100.6s79.1
          28Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 44.62744.914100.0s78.7
          29Mr. RimeMr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 44.96698.445100.7s78.2
          30Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick IceTriple Axel 43.85754.544101.2s77.9
          31Ninetales (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconNinetales (Alola Shadow)IcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 44.56695.895101.5s77.6
          32AurorusAurorusIceFrost Breath IceWeather Ball 44.09720.684101.6s77.5
          33Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 39.081139.783104.7s77.3
          34Shadow RegiceShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegiceIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 41.44886.524103.1s76.9
          35Shadow LaprasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LaprasIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam *42.11826.314102.9s76.8
          36Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle IceIce Punch 41.55844.754103.7s76.3
          37BearticBearticIcePowder Snow IceIce Punch 43.93664.495103.6s76.0
          38Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 41.41815.034104.6s75.6
          39ArticunoArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 37.201120.743109.6s74.0
          40RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 38.52850.484110.4s71.9
          41Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 41.57609.945110.2s71.4
          42VanilluxeVanilluxeIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 41.48608.915110.4s71.3
          43Hisuian AvaluggHisuian AvaluggIcePowder Snow IceBlizzard 39.34747.544110.8s71.3
          44Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrIceIce Fang IceIce Beam 40.62659.055110.5s71.3
          45Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 37.50892.724112.1s71.1
          46PiloswinePiloswineIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 41.50598.666110.8s71.1
          47Porygon-ZPorygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 41.08615.375111.0s70.9
          48SalamenceSalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *37.68834.224112.8s70.4
          49WalreinWalreinIceFrost Breath IceIcicle Spear *38.01792.114112.9s70.2
          50Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)NormalQuick Attack IceIce Punch 37.81780.604113.7s69.7
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Garchomp in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Garchomp 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 Garchomp counter is Shadow Mamoswine, followed by Shadow Weavile, Galarian Standard Darmanitan, and Baxcalibur. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Mamoswine, Shadow Mewtwo, and Mega Glalie, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Garchomp type chart

          When fighting Shadow Garchomp, keep in mind the following that Dragon and Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Ice, Dragon, and Fairy type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Poison, Rock, and Electric type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Garchomp Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • snowSnow
          • windyWindy
          • cloudyCloudy
          • rainRainy
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • windyWindy
          • cloudyCloudy
          • rainRainy
          • sunnySunny
          • sunnySunny
          • fogFog

          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.