Best Shadow Persian counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Persian 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

          • Fighting64.0%
          • Dragon6.5%
          • Dark5.5%
          • Ground4.0%
          • Psychic4.0%
          • Water3.0%
          • Flying2.5%
          • Fire2.5%
          • Electric2.5%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Rock1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 56.721916.18171.0s115.5
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *52.852176.08174.7s112.1
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 52.311718.38277.2s105.9
          4Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 53.391492.42277.1s104.6
          5Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 49.521944.72180.1s104.0
          6LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 49.801601.35281.3s100.4
          7Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 49.861498.61281.8s99.2
          8Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 50.741245.85282.5s96.8
          9Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 47.041609.63285.5s96.1
          10ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.861689.35287.0s95.1
          11Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 51.751001.14383.9s94.1
          12Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 49.111167.64385.6s93.1
          13MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 44.141463.32291.4s89.6
          14CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *39.362229.71197.9s89.1
          15PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 49.99784.66490.4s87.1
          16Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 42.131522.75294.9s87.0
          17VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *39.781814.63198.4s86.2
          18BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 41.111594.73296.6s86.1
          19Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *38.991902.65199.9s85.6
          20Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 40.291665.13298.0s85.5
          21BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.151053.86393.4s85.3
          22Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 44.691067.12394.0s84.8
          23Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 42.061333.37296.4s84.6
          24Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *38.981792.342100.4s84.6
          25HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 41.011465.92297.6s84.5
          26Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 45.71944.04394.0s84.2
          27HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 43.011175.07395.9s83.9
          28BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 42.351233.75296.7s83.7
          29PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 39.111409.042102.3s80.7
          30Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 41.021155.343100.2s80.5
          31ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 40.141222.862101.5s80.1
          32Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 41.801016.483100.3s79.6
          33Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 42.50948.99399.9s79.6
          34Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 35.151980.111109.7s79.5
          35HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 39.261250.582103.2s79.0
          36EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 38.731295.352104.1s78.7
          37Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 46.50625.805100.4s78.5
          38RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 40.651046.493102.3s78.3
          39BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 37.541392.242106.2s77.9
          40SneaslerSneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 37.981305.002105.8s77.6
          41Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap FightingSuperpower 37.481359.382106.7s77.5
          42Shadow HitmonleeShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonleeFightingDouble Kick FightingClose Combat 41.72892.794102.4s77.4
          43Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 40.021016.753104.1s76.9
          44Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 39.55994.353105.5s75.8
          45Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *39.62974.603105.6s75.7
          46Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.411074.113107.1s75.3
          47Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *35.211472.932112.0s74.9
          48Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 40.22868.074106.1s74.8
          49Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarDarkSucker Punch FightingFocus Blast 39.92868.544106.8s74.3
          50Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *35.841311.022111.4s74.2
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          Shadow Persian type chart

          When fighting Shadow Persian, keep in mind the following that Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting type moves. They take reduced damage from Ghost 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 Persian in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Persian 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 Persian counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Terrakion, Mega Rayquaza, and Shadow Machamp. The table also includes Keldeo (Ordinary), Lucario, Shadow Hariyama, 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 Shadow Persian 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.