Best Shadow Skorupi counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Skorupi 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

          • Fire32.0%
          • Psychic30.0%
          • Rock18.5%
          • Flying15.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 69.114694.81055.2s162.4
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *62.142548.70163.6s131.7
          3Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *57.382172.29169.4s119.6
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 53.282871.50172.6s119.4
          5Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.172260.73170.5s118.6
          6Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *54.062588.33172.2s118.3
          7Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 49.912926.68177.0s113.8
          8MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *51.442489.54175.8s112.8
          9Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 46.273382.90182.1s110.4
          10ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *48.082756.41180.1s109.1
          11Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *51.452021.62177.1s108.1
          12Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 51.751924.38177.0s107.5
          13Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 50.781988.86178.1s106.6
          14Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 48.982200.16180.0s105.8
          15Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *46.842584.05182.4s105.5
          16Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 43.223429.50187.5s104.9
          17Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.532456.32183.2s103.8
          18Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 49.521891.35180.3s103.4
          19Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 46.462422.87183.4s103.4
          20Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 43.212998.47188.1s102.0
          21Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 47.392083.90182.9s101.9
          22Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 46.622188.25183.8s101.6
          23Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *52.231400.45279.2s101.5
          24YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *44.322613.82186.7s101.2
          25Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.941496.85280.3s100.9
          26HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *41.393329.48191.3s100.7
          27Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 43.892628.85187.5s100.5
          28LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 40.853456.23192.3s100.4
          29Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *42.003095.07190.4s100.4
          30Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *41.922954.80190.7s99.3
          31Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *41.522802.61191.8s97.5
          32Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 47.521592.14284.8s96.6
          33Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.061611.53285.4s96.1
          34Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 42.902295.37190.2s96.0
          35Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 45.971694.91286.8s95.3
          36Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 48.491367.62284.8s95.2
          37Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 44.691842.47188.4s94.8
          38MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 38.523269.04197.9s94.8
          39Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 39.292913.08196.6s94.0
          40Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.151417.89286.5s93.8
          41Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 41.492325.93193.0s93.7
          42Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *46.011543.87287.6s93.6
          43ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 43.101977.05190.8s93.5
          44Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 38.972916.52197.3s93.4
          45Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 43.391913.34190.5s93.3
          46Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 41.742205.26192.8s93.2
          47Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 41.932132.35192.6s92.9
          48MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *42.651977.76191.7s92.7
          49RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 44.161703.03290.0s92.4
          50VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 42.541923.57192.1s92.0
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Skorupi in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Skorupi 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 Skorupi counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Alakazam, and Rayquaza. The table also includes Mega Blaziken, Mega Y Charizard, Mega Latios, and Mewtwo, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Skorupi type chart

          When fighting Shadow Skorupi, keep in mind the following that Poison and Bug-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Poison, Fighting, and Grass 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 Skorupi Raids

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

          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.