Best Shadow Vileplume counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Vileplume 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%
          • Flying17.0%
          • Ice9.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 66.422219.46160.7s135.0
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *60.651101.22372.4s108.9
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.161711.80280.2s102.4
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 51.651350.63280.4s99.8
          5Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *53.301189.86379.6s99.8
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *54.26925.87381.9s96.2
          7Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *48.061329.56285.7s94.0
          8Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 47.391315.34286.9s92.7
          9MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *49.691075.56385.8s92.4
          10ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *44.401523.14290.5s90.7
          11Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 43.611511.72292.1s89.3
          12Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 42.721584.82293.3s88.7
          13Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 49.12897.68489.3s88.3
          14Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.531375.69293.2s87.5
          15Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 47.11980.53391.1s86.9
          16HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *38.272199.231100.6s86.9
          17Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.04787.98491.7s85.9
          18Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 44.001165.85394.2s85.3
          19Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 47.37808.86493.8s84.0
          20Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.981058.70395.5s83.6
          21YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *42.461186.66396.9s83.2
          22Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 40.751361.73298.9s82.8
          23Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *50.16592.99696.1s82.5
          24Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 48.50675.86595.5s82.5
          25Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 49.19635.87595.8s82.4
          26Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *39.581461.112100.8s82.1
          27Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 43.111021.88397.6s81.7
          28Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *38.711527.002102.4s81.4
          29MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *39.711304.622101.7s80.4
          30Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *43.48879.43499.2s79.8
          31Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 41.831013.193100.3s79.6
          32Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *45.22745.20498.9s79.6
          33VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 39.041277.702103.5s79.0
          34LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 39.371232.972103.1s79.0
          35Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *39.551209.342102.9s78.9
          36Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 45.19708.305100.0s78.7
          37Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 44.23733.834101.0s77.9
          38VictiniVictiniPsychicConfusion FireV-create 37.551279.342107.1s76.6
          39MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 36.131482.112109.4s76.6
          40Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 35.541560.972110.5s76.4
          41Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 44.53635.705103.5s76.1
          42Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 38.831079.823106.1s76.0
          43Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 40.08952.993104.9s76.0
          44Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 40.62897.934104.7s75.9
          45Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 40.82879.454104.6s75.9
          46Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 42.96711.785104.0s75.7
          47ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 39.39998.923105.8s75.7
          48Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 44.85594.766104.5s75.5
          49Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 40.91846.854105.0s75.4
          50DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 40.91846.854105.0s75.4
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          Shadow Vileplume type chart

          When fighting Shadow Vileplume, 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 Vileplume in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Vileplume 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 Vileplume counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Y Charizard, and Rayquaza. The table also includes Mega Blaziken, Mega Alakazam, Shadow Moltres, and Mega Latios, 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 Vileplume 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.