Best Shadow Drapion counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Drapion 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

          • Ground41.5%
          • Dragon11.5%
          • Fire8.5%
          • Electric7.5%
          • Flying6.0%
          • Water5.5%
          • Fighting5.5%
          • Normal4.5%
          • Rock3.5%
          • Bug2.5%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Fairy1.0%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *43.431780.44291.0s92.0
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 35.981453.902110.0s76.0
          3Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *36.831182.763109.9s74.2
          4Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 37.47913.773111.8s71.4
          5GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *33.921214.802118.0s69.9
          6Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 34.82996.603117.8s68.6
          7Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 31.161334.152126.3s66.6
          8ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 32.021037.243126.3s64.7
          9GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *30.441160.873130.7s63.6
          10Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 31.76951.933128.5s63.1
          11Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 33.53731.014127.1s62.5
          12Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 32.22783.384130.1s61.4
          13MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 31.07902.413131.8s61.4
          14Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *30.23987.393133.7s61.2
          15Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 30.48926.833133.7s60.8
          16Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *27.331321.152142.6s59.9
          17Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 30.79779.504135.4s59.1
          18RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 28.97986.103138.9s59.1
          19Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 30.22691.455139.9s56.9
          20Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 30.12691.145140.4s56.7
          21Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 28.33843.984144.1s56.2
          22RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 27.93885.214145.2s56.2
          23Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 28.38807.674144.7s55.8
          24Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *28.12829.194145.4s55.7
          25Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang GroundScorching Sands 27.89830.824146.4s55.4
          26Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw GroundEarth Power 26.65901.303151.1s54.3
          27Shadow NidokingShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidokingBugFury Cutter *GroundEarth Power 28.57669.325147.5s54.0
          28Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *26.71849.134151.8s53.7
          29Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin GroundScorching Sands 28.86608.305148.4s53.4
          30GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 27.66717.855150.2s53.4
          31KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 27.48729.014150.8s53.3
          32Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *26.52811.244153.5s52.9
          33RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 26.82776.174152.8s52.9
          34UrsalunaUrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *25.19978.233157.7s52.8
          35Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *24.211090.553161.9s52.3
          36Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *GroundDrill Run *27.35675.985152.9s52.3
          37Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *26.85717.775154.2s52.1
          38Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GroundEarthquake 28.17590.966152.2s52.1
          39Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 27.35632.845154.4s51.6
          40Mega KangaskhanMega Pokémon iconMega KangaskhanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 24.50940.013162.2s51.2
          41DonphanDonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 25.68772.814158.8s51.1
          42Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 25.32758.034161.2s50.3
          43Shadow SandslashShadow Pokémon iconShadow SandslashGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 27.08576.436157.9s50.2
          44HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin GroundEarth Power 23.241044.223168.7s50.2
          45Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *25.70661.525161.8s49.5
          46TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *23.61913.193168.3s49.4
          47Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate GroundEarthquake *24.13833.814166.4s49.4
          48GolemGolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 25.23686.275163.7s49.2
          49ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *23.71872.454168.3s49.1
          50Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 24.99694.105164.8s48.9
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          Shadow Drapion type chart

          When fighting Shadow Drapion, keep in mind the following that Poison and Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Ground type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, Grass, Poison, and Psychic 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 Drapion in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Drapion 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 Drapion counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Garchomp, and Shadow Mamoswine. The table also includes Groudon, Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Swampert, and Excadrill, 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 Drapion 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.