The 30 BEST Shadow Venonat Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Venonat 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.

Best Shadow Venonat Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Y Charizard, Rayquaza, Mega Blaziken, Mega Alakazam, and Shadow Moltres. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Venonat in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MewtwoShadow Mewtwo
          Confusion / Psystrike
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #3
          Official artwork of RayquazaRayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AlakazamMega Alakazam
          Confusion / Psychic
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MoltresShadow Moltres
          Fire Spin / Sky Attack
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 69.534002.5062s157.9
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *62.742084.4172s127.4
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *53.692837.7181s119.8
          4.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 53.692435.7182s116.2
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.381986.4279s115.8
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *57.571781.7279s115.2
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *51.032209.2186s109.3
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 51.382131.9186s109.2
          9.Thumbnail image of MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *51.832042.3186s108.9
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 50.302258.8187s108.6
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 51.411974.1286s107.5
          12.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *48.002521.8190s107.0
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 50.582048.2187s106.9
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 46.422768.9192s106.2
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 46.232660.9193s105.0
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 46.232660.9193s105.0
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 54.111406.2286s104.5
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *46.952355.0192s103.7
          19.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *41.143655.01102s102.2
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 43.173024.2198s102.1
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.542251.9194s102.0
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 47.222121.6193s102.0
          23.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *44.102718.9197s101.6
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 49.551683.1291s101.0
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow StaraptorShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingFly 50.361527.2290s100.4
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 46.531992.6294s99.5
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LugiaShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *41.892951.71101s99.2
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *51.281309.7391s98.7
          29.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *41.203063.41103s98.6
          30.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 43.872392.5198s98.6
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Venonat in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Venonat CP range from Raids

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

          • From 494 CP to 573 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 617 CP to 717 CP with Rain and Cloudy weather boost

          Shadow Venonat weaknesses

          Shadow Venonat type chart

          When fighting Shadow Venonat, keep in mind the that Bug and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Poison, Fighting, and Grass type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FireFire160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          PsychicPsychic160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FightingFighting39.1%
          GrassGrass39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Venonat Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire132.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Psychic122.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying66.0%
          • windyWindy
          Rock66.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Ground2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Dragon2.0%
          • windyWindy

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Venonat in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Venonat down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          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.