Best Meowth (Alola Shadow) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Meowth (Alola Shadow) 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

          • Fighting47.0%
          • Bug20.0%
          • Fairy15.5%
          • Dragon5.5%
          • Ground2.5%
          • Water2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Rock1.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Fire1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 91.184818.04042.5s203.5
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *83.225612.49045.8s195.3
          3Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 88.133742.94044.7s188.1
          4Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 83.753899.79046.7s182.2
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 81.714246.38047.4s181.8
          6Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 77.154955.90049.6s179.2
          7Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 76.004228.75050.8s171.5
          8Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 81.413172.14148.8s170.7
          9Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 77.093904.21050.4s170.6
          10LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 78.953536.08149.7s170.4
          11PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 85.712420.88148.0s168.3
          12ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 72.114387.99053.2s165.7
          13Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 78.773106.10150.3s165.6
          14Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *86.631993.16148.8s163.2
          15Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 75.723133.65152.1s160.8
          16Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 79.202492.46151.2s159.0
          17XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 66.644842.79057.0s158.8
          18MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 69.483803.73055.6s156.2
          19Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 67.174223.39057.0s155.4
          20VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 71.663001.43155.0s152.5
          21BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 64.934372.70058.7s152.3
          22Shadow GranbullShadow Pokémon iconShadow GranbullFairyCharm FairyPlay Rough 72.182867.71154.9s152.0
          23Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw FairyMoonblast 67.713630.97057.1s151.6
          24TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FightingAura Sphere *64.524343.25059.1s151.3
          25CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *62.574845.59060.5s151.0
          26Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 76.542183.18153.6s150.6
          27Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 71.412844.55155.5s150.4
          28Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 63.814318.92059.8s149.8
          29VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *62.674628.39060.6s149.8
          30BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 71.192756.23155.8s149.1
          31Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 67.893256.62157.4s148.6
          32HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter BugMegahorn 65.413636.29059.0s147.5
          33Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 66.113469.27158.6s147.4
          34BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 67.903116.67157.6s147.3
          35HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 63.743814.22060.3s146.0
          36HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 66.403191.27158.7s145.4
          37XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 71.512351.87156.5s144.9
          38Zacian (Hero)Zacian (Hero)NormalQuick Attack FairyPlay Rough 60.974261.14062.4s144.1
          39Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 73.112099.16156.1s144.1
          40Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *62.333818.96061.5s143.4
          41Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *62.073802.85061.8s142.8
          42Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 65.743042.50159.5s142.8
          43Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 70.922203.49157.3s142.0
          44Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *71.822044.06157.2s141.3
          45PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 61.693669.57062.3s141.1
          46Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *67.392445.18159.3s139.3
          47Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FairyDazzling Gleam *79.521278.34256.5s139.2
          48Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FairyPlay Rough 70.342064.50158.2s139.2
          49Shadow HitmonleeShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonleeFightingDouble Kick FightingClose Combat 67.282385.03159.5s138.4
          50Tapu BuluTapu BuluFightingRock Smash FairyDazzling Gleam 60.263535.23163.8s137.4
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          Meowth (Alola Shadow) type chart

          When fighting Meowth (Alola Shadow), 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 Meowth (Alola Shadow) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Meowth (Alola Shadow) down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Meowth (Alola Shadow) 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.