Best Shadow Liepard counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Liepard 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

          • Fighting42.5%
          • Bug21.5%
          • Fairy16.5%
          • Dragon5.5%
          • Ground3.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Fire1.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Grass1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Rock0.5%
          • Psychic0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 70.711955.66158.3s138.3
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *67.232007.18160.7s133.5
          3Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 69.621714.50260.1s133.0
          4Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 66.201838.38162.2s129.6
          5Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 68.421337.83263.4s124.7
          6Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 63.401761.60265.0s124.1
          7LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 62.871597.73266.3s120.8
          8Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *67.901148.92365.5s120.1
          9Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 64.831353.17266.2s119.7
          10PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 71.35827.36467.9s116.9
          11Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 63.291261.29268.3s115.8
          12Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 59.791572.73269.4s115.7
          13Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 63.201131.71369.7s113.1
          14ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 58.541516.20271.0s113.0
          15Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 60.181297.88270.9s111.9
          16VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 56.341677.11272.5s111.8
          17Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 58.411419.92271.8s111.3
          18Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 53.072016.89175.0s110.7
          19Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 61.331022.62372.8s108.2
          20CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *49.422249.56179.2s107.0
          21XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 52.021784.19277.3s106.3
          22MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 56.261311.60275.0s106.2
          23Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 55.761344.29275.3s106.0
          24Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 59.061068.11374.4s105.9
          25XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 57.511175.88374.8s105.8
          26Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *48.322294.06180.8s105.5
          27Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 58.341042.71375.5s104.4
          28TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FightingAura Sphere *51.471658.49278.6s103.8
          29Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *62.81734.94476.9s103.1
          30Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 52.701431.10278.4s102.7
          31BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 51.891514.21278.9s102.6
          32Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *57.341013.25377.0s102.3
          33Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *48.681912.97181.5s102.3
          34Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw FairyMoonblast 52.211453.84278.9s102.2
          35HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 52.911318.90279.0s101.3
          36Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FairyPlay Rough 56.381021.49378.0s101.1
          37HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 55.001122.35378.3s101.1
          38VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *50.861509.69280.3s100.9
          39Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 53.661194.45379.1s100.4
          40BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 52.761252.84279.7s100.0
          41Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 50.511475.88281.0s99.9
          42BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 57.89864.21478.8s99.8
          43Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)NormalQuick Attack FairyPlay Rough 48.941650.91282.3s99.7
          44Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 55.71929.59380.1s98.3
          45Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 48.841536.82283.1s98.1
          46Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 48.841536.82283.1s98.1
          47Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 48.841536.82283.1s98.1
          48Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 48.841536.82283.1s98.1
          49Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 48.841536.82283.1s98.1
          50Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 52.941083.09381.3s97.4
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          Shadow Liepard type chart

          When fighting Shadow Liepard, 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.

          About the results

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Shadow Liepard are:

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          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.