Best Shadow Poliwhirl counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

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

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          Best Shadow Poliwhirl counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *61.904437.51171.7s180.1
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 54.024568.03184.6s163.8
          3Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 52.123812.10173.1s152.4
          4KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 59.432386.75280.3s149.6
          5ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *53.842929.682108.8s146.2
          6Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *50.943433.832134.8s146.0
          7ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 47.983920.06181.7s144.2
          8Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 55.772211.33279.3s139.9
          9Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 49.223181.232129.3s139.6
          10Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 57.861948.49267.4s139.4
          11Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 50.192968.552118.3s139.2
          12Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *53.852311.44285.8s137.8
          13XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 58.911714.43387.3s136.8
          14Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 57.811806.22262.5s136.7
          15Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 60.001525.92376.3s134.7
          16Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 49.832647.942106.3s134.5
          17Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *51.632373.21291.9s134.4
          18Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 53.032022.73276.3s131.8
          19Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 50.002386.38295.5s131.4
          20Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 46.023050.182132.6s131.3
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Poliwhirl in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Poliwhirl 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 Poliwhirl 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 Poliwhirl counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Shaymin (Sky), and Kartana. The table also includes Zekrom, Mega Venusaur, Zarude, and Shadow Zapdos, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Shadow Poliwhirl type chart

          When fighting Shadow Poliwhirl, 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.