Best Shadow Cofagrigus counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Cofagrigus 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

          • Dark44.5%
          • Ghost28.5%
          • Dragon5.0%
          • Psychic5.0%
          • Water4.0%
          • Fire4.0%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Rock1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.172760.781113.8s81.3
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.301850.731115.9s75.1
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 40.05683.665110.9s71.0
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 30.211495.092128.8s66.5
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 31.171206.542127.4s65.3
          6TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 27.771819.801137.6s64.8
          7HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *28.381577.242136.0s64.0
          8Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 31.001112.763129.1s63.9
          9Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 36.25600.955123.3s63.9
          10Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 26.731908.011142.2s63.5
          11DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 28.361362.122137.5s62.1
          12Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *33.39720.884127.8s62.1
          13Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 30.48978.943132.8s61.5
          14Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 34.47516.036132.3s59.5
          15Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 32.16652.045134.0s59.0
          16Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 28.98941.963139.5s58.6
          17Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.44883.994138.6s58.5
          18YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 24.631559.272155.4s57.0
          19Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *28.08902.873144.1s56.6
          20Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.31741.644142.3s56.3
          21Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 26.94960.183148.6s55.5
          22ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 23.441599.502162.6s55.1
          23WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 25.811096.043152.6s55.1
          24GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 28.45737.164146.1s54.9
          25GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 23.381531.412163.4s54.5
          26ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 30.29540.566145.5s54.2
          27Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 27.61773.714149.0s54.1
          28Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 26.08899.044154.0s53.3
          29Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 26.43839.944153.4s53.2
          30ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 26.64801.464153.1s53.0
          31MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *27.47706.585151.4s52.9
          32Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 32.42365.109150.5s52.8
          33GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 31.36413.898149.6s52.8
          34Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *23.991107.203163.1s52.1
          35Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 26.49741.594155.3s51.9
          36LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 27.64624.185153.3s51.9
          37Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *23.681092.943165.2s51.4
          38Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 29.93420.838154.5s51.0
          39Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 23.661022.453166.2s50.7
          40Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 29.32437.638155.7s50.6
          41Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 29.10446.298156.0s50.5
          42HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 24.11928.893164.8s50.5
          43Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 28.33491.127156.4s50.4
          44HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 24.42871.514164.0s50.3
          45Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 25.83662.575161.1s49.7
          46Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)DarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 23.17989.883169.9s49.5
          47BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 22.811047.433171.5s49.5
          48Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite DragonDraco Meteor 25.62654.315162.5s49.3
          49Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *23.63895.844168.4s49.3
          50AbsolAbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 24.37732.084167.4s48.5
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          Shadow Cofagrigus type chart

          When fighting Shadow Cofagrigus, keep in mind the following that Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Poison, Fighting, and Normal 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 Cofagrigus in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Cofagrigus 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 Cofagrigus counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, and Mega Houndoom. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Tyranitar, Hydreigon, and Shadow Weavile, 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 Cofagrigus 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.