Best Shadow Purrloin counters

Raid Battles

The best Shadow Purrloin counters in Pokémon GO are Mega Lucario, Mega Heracross, Mega Blaziken, Mega Gardevoir, Terrakion, Mega Rayquaza, and Shadow Machamp. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Purrloin in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega LucarioMega Lucario
          Counter / Aura Sphere
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega HeracrossMega Heracross
          Counter / Megahorn
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Focus Blast
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GardevoirMega Gardevoir
          Charm / Dazzling Gleam
          #4
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MachampShadow Machamp
          Counter / Dynamic Punch
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LucarioMega Pokémon iconMega LucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 76.152933.1154s159.3
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HeracrossMega Pokémon iconMega HeracrossFightingCounter BugMegahorn 67.982809.2161s144.3
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 67.822641.6161s142.2
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 65.742349.5163s135.5
          5.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *63.252611.2165s134.2
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 61.932339.8167s129.1
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 63.881804.3265s125.5
          8.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 59.122349.0170s124.5
          9.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 59.122349.0170s124.5
          10.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 59.541948.0270s120.5
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *64.481378.1265s119.6
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 60.621719.1269s119.2
          13.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme EnamorusIncarnate Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FairyDazzling Gleam 57.732063.8172s119.0
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 59.641809.5270s118.9
          15.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 66.011114.0365s116.7
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 56.761977.1273s116.3
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 56.311950.8274s115.3
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GardevoirShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 59.241556.3271s114.6
          19.Thumbnail image of ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 54.852042.9175s114.0
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ToxicroakShadow ToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 57.811598.3272s113.0
          21.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 53.452078.0177s112.1
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 58.751411.8271s111.6
          23.Thumbnail image of XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 49.622668.9183s111.2
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 57.211509.4273s110.8
          25.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme EnamorusTherian Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FairyDazzling Gleam 51.372201.8180s109.9
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 50.752284.6181s109.6
          27.Thumbnail image of Tapu KokoTapu KokoElectricVolt Switch FairyNature's Madness *52.431983.3279s109.3
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SneaslerShadow SneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 54.501702.7276s109.3
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GranbullShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 54.561574.1276s107.6
          30.Thumbnail image of Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed FairyNature's Madness *50.092190.0182s107.6
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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Purrloin CP range from Raids

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

          • From 371 CP to 441 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 464 CP to 551 CP with Fog weather boost

          Shadow Purrloin weaknesses

          Shadow Purrloin type chart

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

          Weaknesses

          • BugBug160.0%
          • FairyFairy160.0%
          • FightingFighting160.0%

          Resistances

          • PsychicPsychic39.1%
          • DarkDark62.5%
          • GhostGhost62.5%
          • Shadow Purrloin takes increased damage from Bug, Fairy, and Fighting type moves.
          • Shadow Purrloin takes reduced damage from Psychic, Dark, and Ghost type moves.
          • Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and best weather for defeating Shadow Purrloin

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fighting178.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Bug82.0%
          • rainRain
          Fairy62.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dragon14.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground12.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water12.0%
          • rainRain
          Flying8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Steel8.0%
          • snowSnow
          Grass6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fire6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Rock2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          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 guide 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 and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          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.