Best Shadow Venomoth counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Venomoth 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

          • Fire33.0%
          • Psychic31.0%
          • Rock17.0%
          • Flying15.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 74.313445.35152.6s161.5
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *68.221533.98262.2s127.9
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.912561.36168.9s122.9
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *59.931813.19168.0s119.4
          5RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 57.522091.81169.5s118.9
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *61.661301.79269.4s114.1
          7Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *54.231985.14173.6s112.3
          8Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 54.701735.01274.1s110.0
          9MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *56.061501.99273.8s108.9
          10Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 53.591745.71275.4s108.4
          11ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *50.742147.68177.6s108.2
          12Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 54.101664.78275.2s108.1
          13Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 48.842390.96179.7s107.3
          14Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 49.722000.56179.6s105.0
          15Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *50.661818.21179.0s104.5
          16Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.491929.25180.2s103.8
          17HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *43.623110.84187.2s103.5
          18Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 50.031795.56280.0s103.2
          19Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *54.701194.25377.9s101.9
          20YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *47.222093.86183.1s101.7
          21Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 53.671238.09278.7s101.1
          22Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 49.191689.77281.7s100.5
          23Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *43.892593.51187.6s100.2
          24Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *49.611581.20281.7s99.9
          25Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 46.581993.80184.5s99.6
          26Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 45.872098.01185.3s99.4
          27Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *44.282309.98187.5s98.6
          28Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *56.71830.62480.8s97.4
          29Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 52.641089.63381.6s97.0
          30Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 54.35959.23381.3s97.0
          31Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 47.211638.28285.0s96.7
          32Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 46.561725.28285.7s96.6
          33LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 43.892162.22188.7s96.6
          34MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *44.911949.29187.6s96.3
          35Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 50.281214.04283.5s95.6
          36Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *48.901339.79284.4s95.4
          37Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.541131.30384.0s94.7
          38Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 46.711498.91286.7s94.2
          39ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 45.251692.27288.1s94.1
          40Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 49.371143.44385.5s93.1
          41VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 44.771667.37289.0s93.0
          42Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 49.421125.22385.6s92.9
          43Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 40.652351.34194.7s92.4
          44Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *45.171501.89289.3s91.7
          45Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 41.432102.48193.7s91.7
          46Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 44.141627.50290.4s91.5
          47Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 46.491305.41288.5s91.2
          48DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 46.491305.41288.5s91.2
          49Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 41.042120.03194.5s91.2
          50Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 45.811366.81289.1s91.0
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Venomoth in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Venomoth 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 Venomoth counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Y Charizard, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Rayquaza, Mega Alakazam, Shadow Moltres, and Mega Gardevoir, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Venomoth type chart

          When fighting Shadow Venomoth, keep in mind the following 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.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Venomoth Raids

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

          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.