Shadow Golduck Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Golduck 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 Golduck Pokémon GO counters are Mega Sceptile, Mega Rayquaza, Kartana, Shadow Raikou, Xurkitree, Shadow Electivire, and Shadow Zapdos. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 4 Trainers to defeat Shadow Golduck in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Fury Cutter / Frenzy Plant
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #2
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RaikouShadow Raikou
          Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
          #4
          Official artwork of XurkitreeXurkitree
          Thunder Shock / Discharge
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ElectivireShadow Electivire
          Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ZapdosShadow Zapdos
          Thunder Shock / Thunderbolt
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *36.19631.16136s64.4
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 31.70747.35148s60.0
          3.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 33.65562.27148s59.4
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 33.30547.87150s58.6
          5.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 34.07483.18151s58.1
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 34.72429.49153s57.6
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 32.59498.58155s56.5
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 32.43496.68156s56.2
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 31.71521.77157s55.8
          10.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *29.52678.65160s55.6
          11.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 27.26865.14166s54.8
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *29.51610.46162s54.4
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *32.10431.49162s54.2
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LuxrayShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 32.59405.59163s54.2
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 29.72568.17163s53.9
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 29.54549.87165s53.3
          17.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme ThundurusElectricVolt Switch ElectricWildbolt Storm *30.64451.98166s52.7
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TorterraShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *30.70439.19167s52.5
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow VenusaurShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *30.88422.19168s52.3
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 25.49749.45179s50.5
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 26.81600.76176s50.2
          22.Thumbnail image of RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 27.37537.07176s49.9
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ManectricShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 31.41297.313182s49.4
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 27.41498.38179s49.2
          25.Thumbnail image of ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 28.47420.49179s49.0
          26.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 27.70466.68179s49.0
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZebstrikaShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 30.31319.312183s48.7
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 29.43350.111182s48.5
          29.Thumbnail image of MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 26.70501.37182s48.3
          30.Thumbnail image of ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 26.79488.98183s48.1
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Golduck in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 3 - 4 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 5+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Shadow Golduck CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1275 CP to 1400 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1594 CP to 1750 CP with Rain weather boost

          Shadow Golduck weaknesses

          Shadow Golduck type chart

          When fighting Shadow Golduck, keep in mind the that Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          GrassGrass160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FireFire62.5%
          IceIce62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%
          WaterWater62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Golduck Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Grass168.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Electric142.0%
          • rainRain
          Dragon30.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dark12.0%
          • fogFog
          Normal12.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Bug10.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fighting4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Ground2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fairy2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy

          About our ranking methodology

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