Best Shadow Weavile counters

Raid Battles

The best Shadow Weavile counters in Pokémon GO are Mega Lucario, Mega Blaziken, Terrakion, Mega Heracross, Keldeo (Ordinary Forme), Keldeo, and Shadow Machamp. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Weavile in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega LucarioMega Lucario
          Counter / Aura Sphere
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Focus Blast
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega HeracrossMega Heracross
          Counter / Close Combat
          Official artwork of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          Official artwork of KeldeoKeldeo
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MachampShadow Machamp
          Counter / Dynamic Punch
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LucarioMega Pokémon iconMega LucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 60.99860.2471s104.0
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 50.66852.7484s89.5
          3.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *51.62779.8583s89.2
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HeracrossMega Pokémon iconMega HeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 48.95920.3487s88.5
          5.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 46.86970.6490s86.4
          6.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 46.86970.6490s86.4
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 51.79604.7684s85.0
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 50.47627.2686s83.9
          9.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 48.40574.1690s79.7
          10.Thumbnail image of ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.04682.6597s76.5
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ToxicroakShadow ToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 47.48482.4893s75.7
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 45.47548.9796s75.1
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 45.61455.2897s72.5
          14.Thumbnail image of MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 42.22589.16102s71.8
          15.Thumbnail image of MarshadowMarshadowFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 40.05653.66106s70.3
          16.Thumbnail image of HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 40.69605.06105s70.1
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 44.12439.89100s70.1
          18.Thumbnail image of HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 44.08433.29100s69.8
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 41.36542.37105s69.5
          20.Thumbnail image of CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *37.37803.84113s69.4
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow PoliwrathShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 39.31651.26108s69.2
          22.Thumbnail image of BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 38.15719.55111s69.0
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SneaslerShadow SneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 41.78482.88105s68.4
          24.Thumbnail image of VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *39.16583.86109s67.5
          25.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 44.79333.311102s67.1
          26.Thumbnail image of BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.61332.012102s66.8
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow DragoniteShadow DragoniteSteelSteel Wing FightingSuperpower 43.54332.112104s65.5
          28.Thumbnail image of Dusk Mane NecrozmaDusk Mane NecrozmaSteelMetal Claw SteelSunsteel Strike 37.42588.76114s65.2
          29.Thumbnail image of Pirouette Forme MeloettaPirouette Forme MeloettaFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 37.31586.66115s65.0
          30.Thumbnail image of Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 38.64507.17112s64.9
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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Weavile CP range from Raids

          Shadow Weavile can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1577 CP to 1717 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1971 CP to 2146 CP with Fog and Snow weather boost

          Shadow Weavile weaknesses

          Shadow Weavile type chart

          When fighting Shadow Weavile, keep in mind the that Dark and Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting (2x), Bug, Fairy, Fire, Rock, and Steel-type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, Ice, and Psychic-type moves.


          • FightingFighting256.0%
          • BugBug160.0%
          • FairyFairy160.0%
          • FireFire160.0%
          • RockRock160.0%
          • SteelSteel160.0%


          • PsychicPsychic39.1%
          • DarkDark62.5%
          • GhostGhost62.5%
          • IceIce62.5%
          • Shadow Weavile takes increased damage from Fighting, Bug, Fairy, Fire, Rock, and Steel type moves.
          • Shadow Weavile takes reduced damage from Psychic, Dark, Ghost, and Ice type moves.
          • Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and best weather for defeating Shadow Weavile

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

          About our ranking methodology

          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.

          This guide 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.