Best Shadow Hippowdon counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Hippowdon 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

          • Grass39.0%
          • Water28.0%
          • Ice15.5%
          • Dragon4.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Bug2.0%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Dark1.5%
          • Fire1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *45.981618.75287.2s94.5
          2Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *41.681425.95296.5s85.1
          3Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *44.081025.20395.7s83.2
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 38.641223.912104.9s77.7
          5Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *39.031073.473105.6s76.2
          6KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 42.08745.614104.9s75.2
          7Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 40.95771.594106.6s74.1
          8Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *39.00924.103107.9s73.9
          9Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 42.63614.785107.9s73.0
          10Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 37.03961.873112.2s71.5
          11Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 35.131153.423115.0s71.2
          12KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *35.831031.803114.4s70.6
          13Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *36.09992.793114.3s70.5
          14Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *38.54760.614112.3s70.4
          15ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 33.851198.453118.4s69.6
          16Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *38.73694.135113.7s69.3
          17Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *35.54938.653116.6s68.9
          18Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 35.92890.634116.4s68.7
          19Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf IceTriple Axel 35.56853.924118.1s67.6
          20Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *37.37682.785117.4s67.2
          21Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 33.95980.463120.7s67.0
          22Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 39.39542.256118.0s66.8
          23Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 35.15796.334120.5s66.0
          24Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 35.79719.575120.6s65.6
          25Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 37.31564.226122.0s64.5
          26Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage IceWeather Ball 33.92803.144124.1s64.3
          27GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *35.95635.575122.8s64.2
          28BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 34.44739.444124.0s64.0
          29SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *32.14906.343127.9s63.1
          30MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 33.48752.464126.7s62.8
          31Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 34.36667.125126.3s62.5
          32KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 35.15603.875126.3s62.4
          33Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 31.85885.714129.3s62.3
          34Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 33.91689.355127.1s62.3
          35ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *30.431013.333132.5s61.8
          36Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 31.78848.354130.3s61.7
          37MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 33.13695.145129.4s61.2
          38SamurottSamurottBugFury Cutter WaterHydro Cannon *32.83713.985129.8s61.1
          39Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 34.21600.345129.2s61.0
          40RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 34.12604.345129.3s60.9
          41Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 34.81558.416129.2s60.9
          42Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 36.01488.507129.5s60.9
          43Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 34.55556.216130.1s60.5
          44Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 29.77986.393135.5s60.4
          45FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *31.75746.284132.7s60.1
          46Shadow BlastoiseShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *32.41664.265132.7s59.6
          47TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 31.17770.044134.2s59.6
          48Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *31.56726.104133.9s59.4
          49Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 34.27525.346132.5s59.4
          50ClawitzerClawitzerWaterWater Gun WaterCrabhammer 32.74627.915132.9s59.4
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Hippowdon in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Hippowdon 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 Hippowdon counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Mega Blastoise, Kartana, Shadow Mamoswine, and Shadow Swampert, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Hippowdon type chart

          When fighting Shadow Hippowdon, keep in mind the following that Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Grass, Ice, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from 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 Hippowdon Raids

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

          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.