Shadow Zygarde Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Zygarde 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 Zygarde Pokémon GO counters are Shadow Mamoswine, Shadow Weavile, Galarian Standard Mode Darmanitan, Baxcalibur, Mamoswine, Shadow Mewtwo, and Mega Glalie. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 3 - 8 Trainers to defeat Shadow Zygarde in a 5-Star Raid.

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          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MamoswineShadow Mamoswine
          Powder Snow / Avalanche
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow WeavileShadow Weavile
          Ice Shard / Avalanche
          #2
          #3
          Official artwork of BaxcaliburBaxcalibur
          Ice Fang / Avalanche
          #4
          Official artwork of MamoswineMamoswine
          Powder Snow / Avalanche
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MewtwoShadow Mewtwo
          Psycho Cut / Ice Beam
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GlalieMega Glalie
          Frost Breath / Avalanche
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 37.84490.930519s63.4
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 34.90417.535574s57.6
          3.Thumbnail image of Galarian Standard Mode DarmanitanGalarian Standard Mode DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 33.69405.836594s55.6
          4.Thumbnail image of BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 31.52455.932608s54.0
          5.Thumbnail image of MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 30.68475.931616s53.3
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 31.67416.436618s53.2
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 30.64429.634630s52.2
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 28.16596.125634s52.1
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 28.31549.227640s51.5
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Mr. RimeIceIce Shard IceTriple Axel 31.16361.241648s51.1
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 27.82561.326647s51.0
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ArticunoShadow ArticunoIceFrost Breath IceTriple Axel 26.94580.525661s50.1
          13.Thumbnail image of CetitanCetitanIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 27.55517.528661s49.8
          14.Thumbnail image of KyuremKyuremDragonDragon Breath IceGlaciate *28.43442.933664s49.5
          15.Thumbnail image of WeavileWeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 28.55407.936673s48.8
          16.Thumbnail image of GlaceonGlaceonIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 28.16410.036680s48.3
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 25.90501.829699s47.1
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow PiloswineShadow PiloswineIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 28.60329.645707s46.8
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AbomasnowShadow AbomasnowIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 27.09371.440716s45.9
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WalreinShadow WalreinIceFrost Breath IceIcicle Spear *26.39404.837717s45.8
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On IceBlizzard 28.11309.648728s45.6
          22.Thumbnail image of MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 25.70403.837733s44.8
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SalamenceShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *26.26363.441737s44.6
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GardevoirShadow GardevoirFairyCharm IceTriple Axel 25.79377.439741s44.3
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CloysterShadow CloysterIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 26.48337.744745s44.2
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *23.07548.027760s43.7
          27.Thumbnail image of AvaluggAvaluggIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 23.38509.829760s43.6
          28.Thumbnail image of JynxJynxIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 27.68286.052752s43.2
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan NinetalesShadow Alolan NinetalesIcePowder Snow IceWeather Ball 24.74392.038760s43.2
          30.Thumbnail image of AurorusAurorusIceFrost Breath IceWeather Ball 24.50405.836761s43.2
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          Group size

          You need at least 3 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Zygarde in a 5-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 3 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 5 - 8 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 9+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 3 Trainers

          Shadow Zygarde CP range from Raids

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

          • From 1801 CP to 1948 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2251 CP to 2436 CP with Windy and Sunny weather boost

          Shadow Zygarde weaknesses

          Shadow Zygarde type chart

          When fighting Shadow Zygarde, keep in mind the 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.

          Takes increased damage
          IceIce256.0%
          DragonDragon160.0%
          FairyFairy160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          ElectricElectric24.4%
          FireFire62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%
          RockRock62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Zygarde Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Ice214.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon114.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fairy26.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Normal12.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Water12.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fighting6.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Bug4.0%
          • rainRain
          Ground2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Grass2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Zygarde in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Zygarde 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.