Best Shadow Poliwag counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Shadow Poliwag in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Shadow Poliwag counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Highest DPS

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          Best Shadow Poliwag counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *87.915952.21043.4s252.2
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 76.307125.42049.2s237.2
          3Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 73.676013.32051.3s221.4
          4KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 83.614092.31046.6s221.1
          5ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *76.174486.87050.5s211.0
          6Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *71.795260.81052.9s210.0
          7Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 77.884020.85049.8s208.8
          8ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 67.566061.19055.7s207.9
          9Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 80.803374.27148.8s205.4
          10Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 81.253140.19148.9s202.6
          11XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 82.212972.81148.6s201.6
          12Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 70.624625.33054.1s200.9
          13Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *75.983617.89051.4s199.6
          14Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 83.702648.86148.4s198.5
          15Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 74.473691.85052.2s197.6
          16Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 69.794271.32055.0s195.2
          17Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 70.654067.77054.5s194.6
          18Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *72.643667.69053.5s193.6
          19Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *70.673847.50054.7s192.0
          20Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 70.763755.33054.7s191.0
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Poliwag in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Poliwag down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          This table displays a list of best Shadow Poliwag 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Shadow Poliwag counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Shaymin (Sky), and Kartana. The table also includes Zekrom, Mega Venusaur, Shadow Zapdos, and Zarude, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Shadow Poliwag type chart

          When fighting Shadow Poliwag, keep in mind the following that Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water type moves.


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