Best Shadow Abra counters

Raid Battles

The best Shadow Abra counters in Pokémon GO are Mega Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Chandelure, Mega Banette, and Mega Houndoom. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Abra in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TyranitarShadow Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ChandelureShadow Chandelure
          Hex / Shadow Ball
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BanetteMega Banette
          Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega HoundoomMega Houndoom
          Snarl / Foul Play
          #7
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          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 60.842655.0168s130.6
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 72.491057.4359s124.4
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 62.241768.6267s122.4
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 57.251673.5273s113.2
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 66.47917.1465s112.8
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 65.59955.7466s112.6
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 55.011671.6276s109.7
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 69.52654.9664s109.2
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CursolaShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 62.62823.5469s105.3
          10.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 51.231732.3281s104.4
          11.Thumbnail image of HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *52.451550.2279s104.0
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *59.06964.6472s103.7
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 57.401051.2374s103.2
          14.Thumbnail image of BlacephalonBlacephalonGhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 61.49778.0571s102.6
          15.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 48.811740.3285s100.5
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HeracrossMega Pokémon iconMega HeracrossBugStruggle Bug BugMegahorn 54.201139.2378s100.2
          17.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 65.09541.5769s99.7
          18.Thumbnail image of DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 52.001291.7381s99.5
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 56.39921.6476s99.1
          20.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme GiratinaOrigin Forme GiratinaGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *50.061448.3283s98.8
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 52.601183.2380s98.6
          22.Thumbnail image of GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 51.031303.3382s98.2
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HonchkrowShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 55.07938.3477s97.6
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HoundoomShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 53.271047.3379s97.2
          25.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 55.52854.5477s96.4
          26.Thumbnail image of ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 54.64899.5478s96.1
          27.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 49.871167.9384s94.3
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 46.711481.2289s93.9
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BanetteShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 58.93582.1675s93.5
          30.Thumbnail image of YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 45.031653.9292s93.3
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Abra in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Abra CP range from Raids

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

          • From 669 CP to 767 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 836 CP to 958 CP with Windy weather boost

          Shadow Abra weaknesses

          Shadow Abra type chart

          When fighting Shadow Abra, keep in mind the that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting and Psychic-type moves.

          Weaknesses

          Weaknesses
          BugBug160.0%
          DarkDark160.0%
          GhostGhost160.0%

          Resistances

          Resistances
          FightingFighting62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%

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

          Best move-types and best weather for defeating Shadow Abra

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Dark132.0%
          • fogFog
          Ghost112.0%
          • fogFog
          Bug80.0%
          • rainRain
          Flying12.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dragon10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fire10.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Psychic8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric8.0%
          • rainRain
          Grass6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water6.0%
          • rainRain
          Steel6.0%
          • snowSnow
          Ground4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Poison2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy

          About our ranking methodology

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

          This guide displays a list of best Shadow Abra 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.

          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.