Best Shadow Gallade counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Gallade 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

          • Flying29.0%
          • Ghost27.5%
          • Fairy16.0%
          • Psychic7.5%
          • Dragon4.5%
          • Dark3.0%
          • Electric2.5%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Normal2.0%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Grass1.0%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 58.591676.06270.0s115.4
          2RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 45.701020.83392.9s85.6
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 47.96792.50493.2s84.4
          4Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 39.921185.143102.3s79.2
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *41.75891.984102.4s77.5
          6Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 43.25728.734103.0s76.4
          7Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *39.48931.903106.6s74.7
          8YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *36.261241.472110.9s74.1
          9Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 41.28655.725109.2s72.1
          10Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 41.19626.815110.4s71.3
          11Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 38.16844.664111.4s71.3
          12Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 37.62737.234115.2s68.6
          13Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 37.34746.834115.7s68.4
          14GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 33.481090.593120.7s67.7
          15Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *33.391101.493120.9s67.7
          16LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 31.711307.262124.5s67.3
          17Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 36.11782.634118.1s67.2
          18MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *34.39875.244121.1s66.1
          19ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 35.91730.434120.0s66.0
          20Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 38.70528.886120.3s65.6
          21Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 38.28522.586121.6s64.8
          22Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 33.22905.933124.3s64.8
          23Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *29.101415.152133.9s63.9
          24MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *32.49913.163126.6s63.7
          25Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 32.84844.614126.7s63.3
          26Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 38.64442.498125.7s63.2
          27GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 37.53479.467126.0s62.7
          28Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 35.41544.506128.1s61.4
          29Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFlyingAir Slash FireBlast Burn *31.57836.724131.2s61.2
          30HonchkrowHonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 33.68638.655129.4s61.0
          31Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 30.90889.464132.7s60.9
          32Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 29.771022.683135.0s60.8
          33Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 34.75541.826130.2s60.5
          34Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 33.10655.835130.7s60.5
          35XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 34.62536.616130.8s60.2
          36Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 35.40487.107131.3s60.0
          37Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 33.14595.896132.8s59.4
          38Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *28.061091.253141.5s58.8
          39XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 30.42796.894136.4s58.8
          40ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 30.58728.914137.5s58.0
          41DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 31.46644.745136.8s57.9
          42Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *28.83891.694141.0s57.7
          43GardevoirGardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 29.86769.534139.3s57.6
          44Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)DarkSnarl FairyPlay Rough 29.45760.434141.2s56.8
          45Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringGhostShadow Claw FairyPlay Rough 34.12413.368140.3s56.4
          46StaraptorStaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 32.10523.906139.6s56.4
          47Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FlyingBrave Bird 33.02467.197139.8s56.3
          48TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 28.73804.944143.2s56.3
          49Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FlyingHurricane 30.44641.985140.7s56.3
          50Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *28.79787.864143.3s56.2
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          Shadow Gallade type chart

          When fighting Shadow Gallade, keep in mind the following that Psychic and Fighting-type Pokémon are weak to Fairy, Flying, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, and Rock 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 Gallade in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Gallade 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 Gallade counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Rayquaza, Mega Gengar, and Mega Gardevoir. The table also includes Shadow Moltres, Mega Banette, Shadow Mewtwo, and Yveltal, 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 Gallade 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.