Best Shadow Drilbur counters

Raid Battles

The best Shadow Drilbur counters in Pokémon GO are Primal Kyogre, Mega Sceptile, Mega Swampert, Shadow Kyogre, Mega Rayquaza, Sky Forme Shaymin, and Mega Blastoise. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Drilbur in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SwampertMega Swampert
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow KyogreShadow Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #5
          Official artwork of Sky Forme ShayminSky Forme Shaymin
          Magical Leaf / Grass Knot
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlastoiseMega Blastoise
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *65.272510.2163s136.5
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *61.701839.9268s122.5
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *58.842085.9170s121.0
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *61.181616.8268s118.5
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 53.482438.0177s115.8
          6.Thumbnail image of Sky Forme ShayminSky Forme ShayminGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 51.082191.5181s109.3
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *54.831646.7276s109.0
          8.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 59.291196.4371s108.7
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 57.601195.5373s106.2
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KinglerShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 60.28948.2471s105.1
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *54.981347.3276s104.9
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 49.861767.7283s102.6
          13.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 47.252121.0187s102.0
          14.Thumbnail image of KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *50.781596.8282s101.9
          15.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *50.701589.6282s101.7
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *53.681238.1378s101.2
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *49.331706.4284s101.0
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 49.891591.2283s100.4
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FeraligatrShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *53.991162.3378s100.3
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GyaradosShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 49.241623.1284s99.8
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EmpoleonShadow EmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *56.00915.4476s98.4
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf IceTriple Axel 50.351329.4383s97.5
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VenusaurShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *52.321089.2381s96.6
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 55.33862.4477s96.3
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CrawdauntShadow CrawdauntWaterWaterfall WaterCrabhammer 56.43778.3577s95.8
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage IceWeather Ball 46.941477.2288s94.2
          27.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 48.191327.3387s94.2
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 50.221129.3384s94.2
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 48.551238.8386s93.4
          30.Thumbnail image of Galarian Standard Mode DarmanitanGalarian Standard Mode DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 52.20902.6482s92.8
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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Drilbur CP range from Raids

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

          • From 691 CP to 786 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 864 CP to 983 CP with Sunny weather boost

          Shadow Drilbur weaknesses

          Shadow Drilbur type chart

          When fighting Shadow Drilbur, keep in mind the that Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-type moves. They take reduced damage from Poison, Rock, and Electric-type moves.

          Weaknesses

          • GrassGrass160.0%
          • IceIce160.0%
          • WaterWater160.0%

          Resistances

          • ElectricElectric39.1%
          • PoisonPoison62.5%
          • RockRock62.5%
          • Shadow Drilbur takes increased damage from Grass, Ice, and Water type moves.
          • Shadow Drilbur takes reduced damage from Electric, Poison, and Rock 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 Drilbur

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Grass160.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water106.0%
          • rainRain
          Ice60.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon22.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic14.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fighting8.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ground6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal6.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Bug6.0%
          • rainRain
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog
          Steel2.0%
          • snowSnow
          Fairy2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Drilbur in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Drilbur 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 Drilbur 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.