Best Shadow Purrloin counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Shadow Purrloin in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Shadow Purrloin counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best Shadow Purrloin counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 96.334985.53151.8s258.4
          2Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 92.754401.92147.5s243.4
          3TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *88.654867.22154.9s241.3
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 86.474364.37150.5s230.5
          5Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 82.304353.71152.9s222.0
          6Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 89.343386.43275.8s221.7
          7LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 83.483637.91143.6s214.5
          8Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 86.003267.03276.0s213.5
          9Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *90.652597.69257.3s209.7
          10Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 82.663382.64281.8s209.1
          11Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 80.243690.51146.0s209.0
          12Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 79.623682.02146.2s207.6
          13XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 70.425019.30171.3s204.6
          14ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 76.823825.66149.8s204.1
          15Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 83.242927.42270.3s202.7
          16VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 75.013879.42151.7s201.2
          17PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 91.732090.19245.6s200.4
          18Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 83.312681.70264.4s198.4
          19Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 71.154221.86159.3s197.5
          20CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *66.115020.41175.9s195.2
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Shadow Purrloin 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Shadow Purrloin counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Mega Gardevoir, Terrakion, and Mega Rayquaza. The table also includes Keldeo (Ordinary), Shadow Machamp, Lucario, and Shadow Blaziken, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Shadow Purrloin type chart

          When fighting Shadow Purrloin, keep in mind the following that Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Fairy, and Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, and Psychic type moves.


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