Shadow Meowth Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Meowth 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.

Best Shadow Meowth Pokémon GO counters are Mega Blaziken, Terrakion, Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Machamp, Keldeo (Ordinary Forme), Keldeo, and Lucario. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Meowth in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Counter / Focus Blast
          #1
          Official artwork of TerrakionTerrakion
          Double Kick / Sacred Sword
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MachampShadow Machamp
          Counter / Dynamic Punch
          #4
          Official artwork of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          #5
          Official artwork of KeldeoKeldeo
          Low Kick / Sacred Sword
          #6
          Official artwork of LucarioLucario
          Counter / Aura Sphere
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 64.022565.6169s135.0
          2.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *58.703386.5173s133.4
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 57.792551.9176s124.3
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MachampShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 59.502088.4175s122.1
          5.Thumbnail image of Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 55.062693.0179s121.0
          6.Thumbnail image of KeldeoKeldeoFightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 55.062693.0179s121.0
          7.Thumbnail image of LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 55.772126.4180s116.4
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HariyamaShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 55.172092.6181s115.1
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 53.212261.8183s113.6
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 57.221676.6280s113.2
          11.Thumbnail image of ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 51.182358.5185s111.1
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 55.371649.6282s109.9
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 58.511249.9382s108.6
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ToxicroakShadow ToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 54.471556.7284s107.2
          15.Thumbnail image of MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 49.292043.9189s104.7
          16.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 56.261188.6385s104.1
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SneaslerShadow SneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 51.421657.9288s103.8
          18.Thumbnail image of Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 47.342265.1192s103.5
          19.Thumbnail image of CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.162935.8197s103.3
          20.Thumbnail image of BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 45.932356.3194s101.9
          21.Thumbnail image of VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *44.462514.2197s100.6
          22.Thumbnail image of Pirouette Forme MeloettaPirouette Forme MeloettaFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 45.192327.3196s100.3
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SawkShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 50.321509.8291s100.1
          24.Thumbnail image of BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 50.461476.1291s99.8
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow PoliwrathShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 46.941863.2294s98.8
          26.Thumbnail image of HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.512047.1196s98.3
          27.Thumbnail image of HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 47.481726.7294s98.2
          28.Thumbnail image of BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 47.751655.3294s97.8
          29.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *43.892293.3199s97.7
          30.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *43.892293.3199s97.7
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Meowth in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Meowth CP range from Raids

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

          • From 359 CP to 427 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 449 CP to 534 CP with Partly Cloudy weather boost

          Shadow Meowth weaknesses

          Shadow Meowth type chart

          When fighting Shadow Meowth, keep in mind the that Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Ghost type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FightingFighting160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          GhostGhost39.1%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Meowth Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fighting258.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dragon34.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dark22.0%
          • fogFog
          Ground12.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water12.0%
          • rainRain
          Flying10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fire10.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Rock8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Steel6.0%
          • snowSnow
          Grass4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Electric4.0%
          • rainRain
          Fairy4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

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

          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.