Best Zygarde (Complete Shadow) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Zygarde (Complete Shadow) 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

          • Ice53.0%
          • Dragon29.0%
          • Fairy5.5%
          • Water4.0%
          • Normal2.5%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Fighting1.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 56.031057.4714324.5s101.4
          2Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 52.56912.5616351.1s93.5
          3Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 50.05877.3117368.1s89.2
          4BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 47.26992.9615377.8s87.4
          5MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 45.761030.8114386.0s85.8
          6Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 42.921313.5911395.2s85.7
          7Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 46.60890.2616389.3s84.5
          8Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 46.01935.5816390.2s84.5
          9Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 42.651196.0112401.9s83.6
          10Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 42.171225.4712404.7s83.3
          11Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 46.28779.7119401.1s81.8
          12WeavileWeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 43.22894.3016414.2s79.7
          13KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *42.27956.4415417.6s79.4
          14GlaceonGlaceonIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 42.64898.5216418.6s78.9
          15Shadow ArticunoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 38.611200.8312438.5s77.3
          16Shadow PiloswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow PiloswineIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 42.20707.6821440.3s74.5
          17Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 42.57681.9721440.3s74.5
          18Shadow AbomasnowShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 40.22800.5018447.9s73.6
          19Shadow WalreinShadow Pokémon iconShadow WalreinIceFrost Breath IceIcicle Spear *39.21873.5417451.2s73.4
          20Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *39.55794.9518454.7s72.5
          21Shadow CloysterShadow Pokémon iconShadow CloysterIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 40.24742.5420453.5s72.5
          22Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *35.281208.2812474.8s72.1
          23MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 38.08867.5817463.1s71.6
          24AvaluggAvaluggIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 35.611121.0913474.8s71.5
          25JynxJynxIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 41.41621.5124458.8s71.5
          26Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 38.60817.8018462.0s71.5
          27Shadow RegiceShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegiceIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 35.761054.7314476.4s70.9
          28Ninetales (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconNinetales (Alola Shadow)IcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 37.22853.1617473.3s70.1
          29Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 37.81784.6019473.2s69.7
          30Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 37.14838.2917475.4s69.7
          31Mr. RimeMr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 37.88761.3919474.8s69.4
          32Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick IceTriple Axel 37.02830.6218477.4s69.4
          33Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall IceBlizzard 33.631178.8112496.9s69.0
          34AurorusAurorusIceFrost Breath IceWeather Ball 36.07867.7617485.0s68.6
          35Shadow LaprasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LaprasIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam *35.50889.4016490.0s68.0
          36BearticBearticIcePowder Snow IceIce Punch 36.62768.1719487.7s67.7
          37Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 35.61818.9418494.5s67.1
          38Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle IceIce Punch 34.52895.8616501.5s66.6
          39ArticunoArticunoIceFrost Breath IceIce Beam 31.961180.9212520.1s66.3
          40Hisuian AvaluggHisuian AvaluggIcePowder Snow IceBlizzard 33.80941.2415507.5s66.2
          41VanilluxeVanilluxeIceFrost Breath IceBlizzard 35.79727.3720501.6s65.7
          42Porygon-ZPorygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 35.63681.1422509.1s64.6
          43Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)BugFury Cutter IceTechno Blast *32.63870.5317528.6s63.3
          44Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasDragonDragon Breath DragonOutrage 32.31897.5416531.1s63.2
          45Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrIceIce Fang IceIce Beam 34.66678.8022521.2s63.2
          46RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 33.27795.2618526.3s63.2
          47Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath DragonDragon Claw 35.58611.1324519.8s63.1
          48PiloswinePiloswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 34.46690.0221522.2s63.1
          49Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail GroundPrecipice Blades *31.68933.6516537.8s62.8
          50AbomasnowAbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 33.00782.9919531.2s62.5
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          Zygarde (Complete Shadow) type chart

          When fighting Zygarde (Complete Shadow), keep in mind the following that Dragon and Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Ice, Dragon, and Fairy type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Poison, Rock, and Electric 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 Zygarde (Complete Shadow) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Zygarde (Complete Shadow) down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Zygarde (Complete Shadow) counter is Shadow Mamoswine, followed by Shadow Weavile, Galarian Standard Darmanitan, and Baxcalibur. The table also includes Mamoswine, Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Mewtwo, and Mega Glalie, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Zygarde (Complete Shadow) 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.