Best Shaymin counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shaymin 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

          • Fire38.5%
          • Flying19.5%
          • Bug16.5%
          • Ice10.0%
          • Poison9.5%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 42.982612.81189.3s98.7
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *33.411700.752116.2s74.0
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 33.231587.542117.4s72.7
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *35.471013.453115.7s69.8
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *31.841318.102124.0s67.6
          6ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *29.961662.462128.8s67.5
          7Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 28.701589.002134.5s64.7
          8Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.901476.862134.3s64.1
          9Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *PoisonSludge Bomb 30.42944.253133.6s60.9
          10Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PoisonSludge Bomb 30.81890.824133.0s60.8
          11Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 29.71983.723135.8s60.3
          12Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *29.101048.723137.4s60.1
          13HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *25.941615.092147.7s59.9
          14YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *27.871212.592141.0s59.8
          15Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *32.44667.005132.6s59.7
          16Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 26.891304.612144.9s59.0
          17VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 26.831311.352145.2s58.9
          18Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 29.04922.133139.6s58.4
          19MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *26.461298.602147.2s58.2
          20Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 31.23631.365138.1s57.3
          21Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 28.02954.413143.6s57.2
          22Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 24.321644.052156.8s57.1
          23Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 33.62416.188141.7s55.8
          24Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 23.931565.522159.6s55.8
          25Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 24.311447.792158.1s55.6
          26Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 29.69660.455143.0s55.5
          27Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *28.93731.264144.1s55.5
          28Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 26.291061.293150.5s55.5
          29Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *29.98632.315142.9s55.5
          30PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 31.68465.367144.6s54.5
          31Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *26.12915.643153.5s53.6
          32Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 27.63714.765150.4s53.3
          33DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 27.63714.765150.4s53.3
          34Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 27.39737.254151.0s53.3
          35Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 28.32628.855150.0s53.0
          36Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 26.69790.564153.1s52.9
          37Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 25.24964.423157.5s52.7
          38ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 26.79751.514153.5s52.5
          39Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 27.53675.105152.1s52.5
          40EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 24.78976.723160.0s52.1
          41BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 25.29900.433158.3s52.1
          42Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 29.64482.617151.3s52.0
          43NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 26.05794.274156.3s52.0
          44CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *24.171033.103162.9s51.7
          45Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *25.34836.884159.2s51.4
          46Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter IceTechno Blast *23.221151.463167.5s51.2
          47Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)BugFury Cutter FireTechno Blast *23.221151.463167.5s51.2
          48Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *22.761237.112169.8s51.1
          49BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *26.74655.735156.6s51.0
          50DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *25.13820.974160.8s50.8
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          About the results

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

          The top-ranked Shaymin counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Rayquaza, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Shadow Moltres, Reshiram, Shadow Ho-Oh, and Mega X Charizard, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shaymin type chart

          When fighting Shaymin, keep in mind the following that Grass-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Shaymin Raids

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

          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.