Shadow Foongus Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Shadow Foongus Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Y Charizard, Rayquaza, Mega Blaziken, Mega Alakazam, and Shadow Moltres. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Foongus in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MewtwoShadow Mewtwo
          Confusion / Psystrike
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #3
          Official artwork of RayquazaRayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AlakazamMega Alakazam
          Confusion / Psychic
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MoltresShadow Moltres
          Fire Spin / Sky Attack
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 74.805300.2057s177.3
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *68.632111.1166s137.2
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *58.163450.0174s132.9
          4.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 57.643228.6175s130.2
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *60.692634.6172s130.1
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *62.811804.1273s123.8
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *55.182686.7179s121.1
          8.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *52.003362.7182s121.0
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 54.392789.6180s120.7
          10.Thumbnail image of MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *56.632069.1179s117.2
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 50.203243.8185s116.8
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 50.203243.8185s116.8
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 56.102103.2179s116.7
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.242991.5185s114.9
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 55.921905.3280s114.1
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 53.482078.9183s112.1
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 51.302381.8185s111.5
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 51.002355.5186s110.7
          19.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *47.962963.4189s110.5
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow StaraptorShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingFly 54.531794.4283s110.5
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *54.981736.3282s110.5
          22.Thumbnail image of Hoopa UnboundHoopa UnboundPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 53.961830.5283s110.0
          23.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 50.572347.6186s109.9
          24.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *44.933447.3194s108.3
          25.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 47.022878.7191s108.2
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CharizardShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.482141.6187s107.7
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LugiaShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *45.582999.1194s106.4
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 48.182326.6190s105.6
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AlakazamShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *57.421151.8384s105.2
          30.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 46.002628.4194s104.3
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Foongus in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Foongus CP range from Raids

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

          • From 480 CP to 559 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 600 CP to 699 CP with Sunny and Cloudy weather boost

          Shadow Foongus weaknesses

          Shadow Foongus type chart

          When fighting Shadow Foongus, keep in mind the 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.

          Takes increased damage
          FireFire160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          PsychicPsychic160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          GrassGrass39.1%
          ElectricElectric62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          FightingFighting62.5%
          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 Foongus Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire150.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Psychic130.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying72.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ice34.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog
          Electric2.0%
          • rainRain
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy

          About our ranking methodology

          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.

          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.