Best Shadow Charizard counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Charizard 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

          • Rock52.5%
          • Water17.0%
          • Electric17.0%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Fighting2.0%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ice1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Dark1.0%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 72.181978.98157.1s140.9
          2Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *69.182033.97159.1s137.0
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 61.482692.30163.9s132.1
          4Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 63.451866.77164.4s125.7
          5Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 61.431758.10266.8s121.0
          6RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 65.671248.31266.4s119.0
          7RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *56.831986.81170.6s116.6
          8TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 56.321769.89272.1s113.1
          9TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 55.991600.43273.3s110.2
          10Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 60.301167.55372.0s109.6
          11Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *54.801584.91274.8s108.1
          12GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *53.661578.24276.2s106.3
          13Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *50.101976.90179.1s105.3
          14Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 56.551188.04375.8s104.6
          15TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 51.001734.49278.9s104.0
          16Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 53.641292.73278.3s102.0
          17Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 51.241519.25279.7s101.6
          18Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 53.681261.54278.5s101.5
          19Shadow RegirockShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 45.771597.24287.7s93.9
          20AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 49.741144.92384.9s93.7
          21AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 49.721146.49385.0s93.7
          22OmastarOmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *45.461557.94288.4s92.9
          23Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *45.561543.60288.3s92.9
          24Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch RockPower Gem 46.771277.31288.2s91.2
          25Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)RockRock Throw RockRock Slide 49.60954.32387.7s90.1
          26Lycanroc (Dusk)Lycanroc (Dusk)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 49.41969.13387.7s90.1
          27AggronAggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 47.011174.32388.8s90.0
          28Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 48.431009.85388.6s89.4
          29ArcheopsArcheopsFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 49.04961.87388.4s89.4
          30LycanrocLycanrocRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 48.81963.47388.7s89.1
          31NihilegoNihilegoPoisonAcid RockRock Slide 42.761564.63293.4s88.5
          32Alolan GolemAlolan GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 44.661279.29291.9s88.0
          33GolemGolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 44.691248.57292.1s87.6
          34Lycanroc (Midnight)Lycanroc (Midnight)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 46.471070.45390.9s87.5
          35Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang RockWeather Ball 47.67927.01391.0s86.8
          36Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineDarkSnarl RockRock Slide 41.361477.44296.8s85.2
          37Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *RockAncient Power 48.00815.12492.7s85.0
          38Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *42.241302.86296.3s84.5
          39DiancieDiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 41.581348.10297.3s84.0
          40Shadow KabutopsShadow Pokémon iconShadow KabutopsWaterWaterfall RockAncient Power 43.971080.46395.2s83.9
          41Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow RockAncient Power *51.54552.99695.9s83.1
          42KleavorKleavorNormalQuick Attack RockRock Slide 46.91742.91496.1s81.9
          43Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 43.48971.94397.6s81.4
          44RegirockRegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 38.191577.232103.4s81.1
          45Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 46.20748.89497.2s81.0
          46Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 45.25805.53497.4s80.9
          47Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *42.641000.23398.8s80.6
          48Shadow ArmaldoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArmaldoBugFury Cutter RockRock Blast 47.28657.80598.0s80.4
          49XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 46.32710.94598.0s80.4
          50Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 47.16631.44599.1s79.6
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Charizard in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Charizard 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 Charizard counter is Mega Diancie, followed by Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Tyranitar, and Mega Aerodactyl. The table also includes Shadow Tyranitar, Rampardos, Rhyperior, and Tyrantrum, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Charizard type chart

          When fighting Shadow Charizard, keep in mind the following that Fire and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Rock, Electric, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Ground, Steel, Bug, 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 Charizard Raids

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

          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.