Shadow Poliwrath Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

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

Best Shadow Poliwrath Pokémon GO counters are Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Alakazam, Rayquaza, Mewtwo, Mega Gardevoir, and Mega Latios. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 2 - 4 Trainers to defeat Shadow Poliwrath 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
          Psycho Cut / Psystrike
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AlakazamMega Alakazam
          Confusion / Psychic
          #3
          Official artwork of RayquazaRayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #4
          Official artwork of MewtwoMewtwo
          Psycho Cut / Psystrike
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GardevoirMega Gardevoir
          Confusion / Psychic
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega LatiosMega Latios
          Zen Headbutt / Psychic
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 42.781073.03109s82.0
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *37.44770.45128s68.9
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *33.61649.66144s61.1
          4.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 33.48655.16144s61.0
          5.Thumbnail image of MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *30.83756.15151s58.8
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.89832.74154s58.5
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 29.62840.44155s58.2
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *32.38503.47156s56.3
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *31.04513.57161s54.7
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 29.43625.86162s54.6
          11.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme EnamorusIncarnate Forme EnamorusFairyFairy Wind FlyingFly 29.39566.17165s53.4
          12.Thumbnail image of Hoopa UnboundHoopa UnboundPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.56511.57167s52.5
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 29.48507.97168s52.3
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AlakazamShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *30.99415.49168s52.3
          15.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 25.52872.04176s52.1
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 29.01527.17169s52.1
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 28.52561.57169s52.0
          18.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 30.12447.28169s51.9
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow StaraptorShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingFly 31.69362.611171s51.8
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HonchkrowShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 32.56321.112173s51.6
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 30.71397.810171s51.5
          22.Thumbnail image of LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 24.16979.54182s51.1
          23.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 31.09361.311173s51.0
          24.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *27.25584.86175s50.6
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LugiaShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *24.33905.74183s50.6
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *25.60739.75178s50.5
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 28.71460.58175s50.3
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 27.85492.48177s49.7
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GardevoirShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 27.06549.87177s49.7
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 26.24586.36180s49.1
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          Group size

          You need at least 2 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Poliwrath in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 2 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 3 - 4 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 5+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 2 Trainers

          Shadow Poliwrath CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1349 CP to 1477 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1687 CP to 1847 CP with Rain and Cloudy weather boost

          Shadow Poliwrath weaknesses

          Shadow Poliwrath type chart

          When fighting Shadow Poliwrath, keep in mind the 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.

          Takes increased damage
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          FairyFairy160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          GrassGrass160.0%
          PsychicPsychic160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          BugBug62.5%
          DarkDark62.5%
          FireFire62.5%
          IceIce62.5%
          RockRock62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%
          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 Poliwrath Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Psychic140.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying78.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric78.0%
          • rainRain
          Grass76.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fairy16.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ghost4.0%
          • fogFog
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ground2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy

          About our ranking methodology

          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.

          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.