Best Shadow Foongus counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Foongus 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

          • Fire38.5%
          • Psychic34.0%
          • Flying17.5%
          • Ice7.5%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 106.399911.12035.3s266.7
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *96.954007.53040.7s205.8
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *82.976468.57045.6s200.6
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *86.294979.84044.6s196.1
          5RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 81.766059.60046.4s195.6
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *89.523434.13144.4s187.2
          7ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *74.336318.65050.7s182.9
          8Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *78.405069.31048.8s182.4
          9Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 77.395248.87049.3s181.8
          10Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 71.986123.67052.4s177.1
          11Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 79.953989.08048.6s176.4
          12MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *80.203923.65048.6s176.2
          13Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *71.635605.24052.8s173.3
          14Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 73.174540.34052.4s168.8
          15Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 75.843931.07051.1s168.6
          16Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 72.504469.01052.9s167.0
          17Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 72.464441.08052.9s166.7
          18YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *68.275587.85055.3s166.7
          19Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 76.783477.52151.0s166.1
          20Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *77.803292.83150.6s166.0
          21HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *64.046416.32058.5s163.0
          22Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 66.985387.03056.4s163.0
          23Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *71.734046.23053.7s162.3
          24Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *65.245667.41057.7s161.3
          25Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 68.624383.93055.7s159.2
          26Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 73.793253.97153.2s158.7
          27Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *81.472198.94150.7s158.5
          28VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 65.894966.85057.5s158.2
          29MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *65.144943.41058.2s156.6
          30Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *72.103120.44154.5s154.5
          31Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 60.416184.31061.9s154.4
          32Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 73.452895.46154.0s154.4
          33Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *70.723348.22155.2s154.3
          34Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *64.094777.30059.2s153.5
          35Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 71.223088.93155.2s152.7
          36Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 59.965951.29062.5s152.3
          37Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 65.294131.93058.6s151.2
          38ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 67.063577.76157.7s150.0
          39Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 74.602336.03154.4s149.6
          40Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicConfusion FlyingBrave Bird 64.724024.32059.2s149.4
          41Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 67.923320.19157.3s149.2
          42DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 67.923320.19157.3s149.2
          43LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 64.404045.05059.5s148.9
          44Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 71.692643.13155.7s148.7
          45Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 71.692643.13155.7s148.7
          46Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Blast 68.313138.59157.3s148.2
          47Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *65.283744.17059.0s148.2
          48Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 64.913812.99059.2s148.1
          49Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 66.393353.41158.5s146.8
          50Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 67.742976.96158.0s145.6
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Foongus in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Foongus 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 Foongus counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Y Charizard, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Rayquaza, Mega Alakazam, Reshiram, and Shadow Moltres, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Foongus type chart

          When fighting Shadow Foongus, keep in mind the following that Grass and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Electric, Fairy, Fighting, Water, and Grass type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Foongus Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • snowSnow
          • windyWindy
          • sunnySunny
          • fogFog
          • rainRainy

          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.