Best Shadow Snover counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Snover 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

          • Fire63.5%
          • Fighting10.0%
          • Flying7.0%
          • Rock5.5%
          • Steel4.0%
          • Bug3.5%
          • Poison2.5%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *122.196304.94031.7s271.4
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *118.156625.40032.6s267.0
          3ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *105.096424.53036.5s241.7
          4Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 103.215942.44037.3s234.5
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 106.834911.13036.6s231.8
          6Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *101.965739.67037.8s230.5
          7HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *90.189232.46041.5s230.5
          8Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *110.324162.66036.1s229.9
          9Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 96.945386.47039.8s218.6
          10Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *94.365762.72040.7s217.0
          11VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 92.926062.60041.1s216.6
          12Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *102.544107.16038.6s216.3
          13Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *100.094397.71039.2s215.1
          14ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 94.475395.40040.8s214.3
          15Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *102.173944.04038.9s213.9
          16Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 98.973877.57040.1s207.8
          17Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 95.784340.95040.9s207.2
          18DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 95.784340.95040.9s207.2
          19Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 96.294105.12040.9s205.7
          20Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 93.704391.85041.7s204.1
          21EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 85.895835.48044.4s201.8
          22MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 88.964829.08043.5s199.7
          23BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *91.294075.06043.0s196.9
          24DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *86.814721.15044.5s194.9
          25Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 92.743405.24143.0s192.2
          26EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *86.004414.32045.1s190.8
          27FlareonFlareonFireFire Spin FireOverheat 86.474083.04045.2s188.6
          28Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *80.685238.72047.4s187.9
          29Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *78.555638.95048.4s186.7
          30CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *84.924019.35046.0s185.3
          31TyphlosionTyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *82.954299.69046.8s184.4
          32Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 85.653743.91045.9s183.9
          33InfernapeInfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *84.613860.61046.3s183.3
          34VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 76.605563.54049.6s182.5
          35Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 93.062408.01144.7s179.5
          36Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 79.524427.82048.5s179.4
          37MagmortarMagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 80.304039.38048.4s177.4
          38Pyroar (Female)Pyroar (Female)FireFire Fang FireOverheat 80.693953.67048.3s177.3
          39PyroarPyroarFireFire Fang FireOverheat 80.693953.67048.3s177.3
          40IncineroarIncineroarFireFire Fang FireBlaze Kick 77.094636.21049.8s176.7
          41SolgaleoSolgaleoFireFire Spin FireFlamethrower 70.666285.01053.2s175.5
          42ArcanineArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 77.794304.13049.6s175.3
          43Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FireFlamethrower 81.923178.13148.5s171.7
          44Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FireFire Punch 82.002955.51148.8s169.3
          45Shadow RapidashShadow Pokémon iconShadow RapidashFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 81.372995.70149.1s168.7
          46Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *72.464665.30052.8s168.4
          47SkeledirgeSkeledirgeFireIncinerate FireFlamethrower 68.195557.88055.4s166.3
          48HoundoomHoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 76.963342.22151.1s165.0
          49Shadow NinetalesShadow Pokémon iconShadow NinetalesFireFire Spin FireWeather Ball 74.893400.80152.3s162.1
          50Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)BugFury Cutter FireTechno Blast *68.514777.00055.6s161.9
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          Shadow Snover type chart

          When fighting Shadow Snover, keep in mind the following that Grass and Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Bug, Fighting, Flying, Poison, Rock, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water 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 Snover in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Snover 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 Snover counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Reshiram, and Shadow Entei. The table also includes Shadow Moltres, Mega X Charizard, Heatran, and Shadow Blaziken, 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 Snover 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.