Best Shadow Darumaka counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Darumaka 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

          • Water36.0%
          • Rock28.0%
          • Ground21.5%
          • Dragon4.5%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Fighting1.5%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Dark1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *90.977285.87041.5s221.1
          2Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *90.337234.13041.8s219.6
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *79.705546.60047.8s188.2
          4Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 82.444098.88047.2s181.7
          5Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap RockRock Wrecker *78.314855.19048.9s180.6
          6Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 70.426300.24053.4s175.1
          7Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 74.235050.39051.3s174.5
          8Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *74.254683.61051.6s171.9
          9Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *75.144241.90051.3s170.0
          10Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 81.872774.74149.2s166.9
          11Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 69.515161.53054.6s166.3
          12KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *70.664678.39054.0s165.2
          13Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 71.544373.89053.6s164.5
          14Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *73.083588.40153.3s160.7
          15Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 69.844198.59055.0s160.1
          16TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 64.095219.08058.9s156.3
          17Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *71.633316.68154.6s155.6
          18RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap RockRock Wrecker *64.904740.88058.5s154.8
          19GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *70.753258.91155.3s153.6
          20Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 69.023434.50156.4s152.2
          21RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 71.942922.03155.0s152.2
          22Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 67.333562.03157.5s150.3
          23Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 80.491649.51253.5s148.1
          24GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *62.284146.48061.3s145.8
          25GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *68.672817.88157.5s145.6
          26Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *WaterHydro Pump 62.244061.72061.4s145.1
          27TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 62.583883.18061.2s144.4
          28KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 67.942717.71158.3s143.3
          29Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 66.952753.81159.0s142.0
          30Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw GroundEarthquake 64.323181.85160.5s141.6
          31GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *61.033739.77062.8s140.4
          32Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 69.902071.52158.5s138.6
          33Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 66.552489.09159.9s138.4
          34TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 58.164113.73065.4s137.8
          35SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *60.573512.04163.5s137.8
          36Shadow KabutopsShadow Pokémon iconShadow KabutopsWaterWaterfall RockStone Edge 60.943396.58163.3s137.5
          37Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 64.632537.64161.4s135.8
          38PalkiaPalkiaDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 55.544480.70068.0s135.2
          39Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 61.313032.78163.5s135.0
          40SamurottSamurottWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *60.813100.33163.8s134.7
          41Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 55.904206.47067.8s134.2
          42FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *59.443246.54165.0s133.6
          43ClawitzerClawitzerWaterWater Gun WaterCrabhammer 61.362748.53163.9s132.4
          44Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 63.452407.18162.7s132.4
          45Shadow BlastoiseShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *60.462894.24164.5s132.2
          46ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 70.351587.07260.2s132.0
          47Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 60.912780.89164.3s131.9
          48Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 65.142132.29162.0s131.8
          49Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *61.772609.48163.8s131.7
          50Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *64.632151.41162.4s131.3
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          Shadow Darumaka type chart

          When fighting Shadow Darumaka, keep in mind the following that Fire-type Pokémon are weak to Ground, Rock, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice, and Steel 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 Darumaka in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Darumaka 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 Darumaka counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Primal Groudon, Mega Swampert, and Mega Diancie. The table also includes Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Rayquaza, and Mega Blastoise, 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 Darumaka 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.