Best Shadow Weavile counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Weavile 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

          • Fighting69.5%
          • Fire12.5%
          • Rock5.0%
          • Steel3.5%
          • Fairy3.0%
          • Ghost1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Psychic0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 73.731712.53257.2s139.1
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *72.391512.58259.3s133.7
          3Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 65.751876.37162.4s129.4
          4Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 72.631175.69361.8s127.3
          5Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 69.451199.24363.8s123.4
          6LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 67.981116.03365.9s119.5
          7Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 66.031104.13367.6s116.6
          8ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 62.001330.12268.9s115.1
          9Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 66.82923.21369.5s113.5
          10Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 60.651098.75372.5s108.8
          11Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 64.00883.76472.5s108.7
          12MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 59.521149.58373.0s108.2
          13BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 54.381415.35276.4s105.0
          14CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *52.911567.17277.2s104.9
          15Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 55.691274.73275.9s104.8
          16HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 56.431164.19376.2s103.9
          17PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 64.91671.15576.9s103.9
          18HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 60.50824.79477.0s102.4
          19VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *54.801130.25378.4s100.9
          20BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 55.021096.67378.6s100.6
          21BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 62.47645.48579.9s100.0
          22Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 55.551009.80379.1s99.7
          23Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 53.211157.58380.1s99.1
          24Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 58.12802.80479.9s98.7
          25PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 52.471101.61381.7s97.0
          26ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 54.39915.11381.9s96.1
          27Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 55.33835.91482.3s95.7
          28EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 50.551153.93383.7s95.1
          29HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 51.161090.41383.6s94.9
          30Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 59.97572.32685.2s94.5
          31BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 51.891002.46383.7s94.3
          32Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.751076.01384.3s94.0
          33Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteSteelSteel Wing FightingSuperpower 58.41619.58584.9s94.0
          34Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 53.54870.71483.8s94.0
          35Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 53.34878.20483.9s93.9
          36Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down FightingSuperpower 53.51784.54485.6s92.0
          37Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 51.74887.21485.8s91.8
          38Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *51.18919.50386.0s91.7
          39SneaslerSneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 49.92953.21387.2s90.5
          40Mega MedichamMega Pokémon iconMega MedichamFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 51.73797.63487.6s89.8
          41PoliwrathPoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 45.921251.01289.9s89.5
          42Shadow HitmonleeShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonleeFightingDouble Kick FightingClose Combat 53.81669.38588.4s89.4
          43Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 53.37631.96590.2s87.8
          44Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 51.67709.89590.0s87.6
          45CrabominableCrabominableFightingRock Smash FightingPower-Up Punch 47.61930.99391.1s86.8
          46Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFightingKarate Chop FightingBrick Break 49.23800.99491.1s86.4
          47Shadow HitmonchanShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonchanFightingCounter FightingPower-Up Punch 50.98684.06591.7s86.0
          48SawkSawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 48.51799.50492.2s85.4
          49Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 45.84994.19393.0s85.3
          50TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FightingAura Sphere *46.32948.26392.9s85.2
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Weavile in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Weavile 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 Weavile counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Terrakion, Keldeo (Ordinary), and Shadow Machamp. The table also includes Shadow Hariyama, Lucario, Shadow Blaziken, and Conkeldurr, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Weavile type chart

          When fighting Shadow Weavile, keep in mind the following that Dark and Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Bug, Fairy, Fire, Rock, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, Ice, and Psychic 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 Weavile Raids

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