Best Shadow Poliwrath counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Poliwrath 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

          • Psychic35.0%
          • Grass22.0%
          • Electric20.5%
          • Flying15.0%
          • Fairy4.5%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 60.062287.20166.2s125.4
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *53.291480.11277.3s104.3
          3Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *48.591261.59285.5s93.8
          4RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 46.631391.12287.6s92.6
          5Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 43.231634.58292.1s90.1
          6Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 42.421712.99293.3s89.6
          7MewtwoMewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *43.941450.51291.9s89.1
          8Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *45.621055.34392.6s86.0
          9Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 41.861275.44297.3s83.5
          10Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *43.88964.61397.0s81.9
          11Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 36.631771.942106.4s80.3
          12Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 42.46974.34399.6s79.9
          13Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *44.51806.04498.7s79.8
          14Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *35.301869.141109.7s78.8
          15Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 40.811045.903102.0s78.6
          16Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 41.69954.453101.4s78.5
          17LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 34.731942.241111.1s78.4
          18Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 40.791037.963102.1s78.4
          19XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 42.55840.334101.7s77.7
          20Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *36.411496.562108.5s77.2
          21Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 43.35747.294102.3s77.0
          22YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *38.691143.683105.6s76.7
          23KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 44.13674.395102.9s76.5
          24Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 41.15875.594103.9s76.3
          25Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 38.911080.633105.8s76.2
          26ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *38.021161.833107.1s75.9
          27Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 39.451005.983105.6s75.9
          28Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 37.821167.923107.5s75.6
          29Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 44.60610.275104.3s75.6
          30Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 37.821119.023108.1s75.0
          31Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 39.25930.793107.2s74.4
          32Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 39.52894.974107.2s74.2
          33Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *PsychicPsychic *36.061245.822111.4s73.8
          34Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 35.321324.402112.8s73.5
          35Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 35.751241.322112.3s73.2
          36Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 35.171301.552113.4s73.0
          37Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *37.261026.313110.7s72.8
          38Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 37.80933.103110.7s72.2
          39Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 40.60704.355109.1s72.2
          40Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 41.32653.895109.1s72.1
          41Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *39.81730.814110.1s71.6
          42LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 34.641251.492115.4s71.5
          43Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 37.06941.453112.4s71.2
          44Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 40.56642.385111.2s70.8
          45MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *36.15946.153114.8s69.9
          46ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 35.73970.373115.6s69.6
          47Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *37.88768.264113.8s69.5
          48Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 34.811037.423117.3s69.1
          49Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 39.58625.905114.0s69.1
          50Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 30.451691.402126.7s68.7
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          Shadow Poliwrath type chart

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


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

          About the results

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

          The most effective move-types to use against Shadow Poliwrath are:

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          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.