Best Shadow Dusknoir counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Dusknoir 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

          • Dark45.0%
          • Ghost28.0%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Psychic5.0%
          • Water3.5%
          • Fire3.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Flying2.5%
          • Rock1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 31.342268.031121.2s74.6
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 31.561511.492123.6s69.0
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 37.94581.606119.7s65.8
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 28.471228.672138.2s61.0
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 29.461039.333136.1s60.5
          6TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 26.291489.612146.6s59.5
          7HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *26.881301.842145.0s58.9
          8Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 34.59481.927134.0s58.8
          9Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 29.25911.523138.9s58.6
          10Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 25.211576.022151.9s58.2
          11Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *32.20561.486137.4s57.3
          12DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 26.711119.023147.6s56.9
          13Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 28.74800.694143.2s56.3
          14Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 32.86413.268144.4s54.7
          15Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 30.71504.277145.8s54.0
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.87722.864149.1s53.8
          17Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 27.37771.074150.2s53.7
          18YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.221280.992166.3s52.3
          19Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *26.67721.514154.9s51.9
          20Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 27.67605.785153.9s51.6
          21ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 22.141319.902173.5s50.7
          22WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 24.34899.604163.9s50.5
          23Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 25.61726.714160.4s50.3
          24GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 22.211258.772173.5s50.3
          25GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 27.20564.536157.9s50.2
          26ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 28.81432.458158.3s49.7
          27Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 24.65774.454164.6s49.5
          28Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 26.40572.956161.5s49.1
          29GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 29.78352.5810161.7s49.0
          30Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 31.15294.1212164.5s49.0
          31Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 25.01687.655164.9s48.9
          32MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *26.39549.116162.7s48.7
          33ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 25.15655.985165.1s48.6
          34LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 27.17473.067163.0s48.3
          35Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 25.09639.075166.0s48.2
          36Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *22.62953.593174.3s48.2
          37Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *22.29939.923176.8s47.5
          38Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 27.52399.729166.8s47.2
          39Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 28.77326.5511169.2s46.9
          40Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 22.30879.514177.8s46.9
          41Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 28.44327.3410170.6s46.5
          42Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 27.73357.3710170.1s46.4
          43HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 22.76761.504177.1s46.3
          44HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.08713.035176.2s46.2
          45Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 21.83857.744181.7s45.9
          46Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 24.46542.496173.7s45.7
          47Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 24.15560.676174.8s45.6
          48Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *22.42716.315180.7s45.2
          49BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 21.52816.474184.9s44.9
          50RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 22.93632.755179.7s44.8
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          Shadow Dusknoir type chart

          When fighting Shadow Dusknoir, keep in mind the following that Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Poison, Fighting, and Normal 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 Dusknoir in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Dusknoir 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 Dusknoir counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Tyranitar, Hydreigon, and Mega Banette, 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 Dusknoir 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.