Best Shadow Geodude counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Geodude 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

          • Grass48.5%
          • Water39.0%
          • Fighting4.5%
          • Ground3.0%
          • Steel1.5%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Dragon1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *100.685606.98038.3s227.2
          2Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *87.935469.84043.6s202.9
          3Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *95.223404.94142.0s196.2
          4KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 89.323191.66144.8s184.0
          5Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *82.913618.61047.4s178.0
          6Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *80.813529.24148.6s173.5
          7Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 91.572116.35146.1s172.6
          8Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 76.883956.90050.5s170.7
          9KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *78.203577.76150.1s169.5
          10Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *77.113509.64150.8s166.9
          11Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *74.873784.45051.9s165.6
          12Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 81.092579.37150.0s163.2
          13ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 72.663901.80053.2s162.7
          14Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *80.662549.33150.3s162.1
          15Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 73.703610.48052.8s162.0
          16Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *82.542291.87149.9s161.5
          17Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 76.502934.72152.0s159.9
          18Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *78.772407.25151.7s157.2
          19Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 77.222134.04153.4s151.0
          20GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *76.922153.55153.5s150.8
          21Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 75.362318.11154.0s150.6
          22Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 74.422342.11154.5s149.4
          23SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *66.873455.68158.0s148.6
          24ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *64.723917.97059.3s148.5
          25KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 75.752077.88154.5s147.9
          26RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 73.772177.32155.4s146.2
          27Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 68.782784.94157.5s145.4
          28Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 64.543286.72160.2s143.0
          29MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 70.882270.76157.1s142.8
          30TorterraTorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *61.993697.63062.0s141.8
          31EmpoleonEmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *66.442796.04159.3s141.6
          32TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 67.712575.48158.8s141.3
          33Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 74.821707.27256.5s140.7
          34SamurottSamurottWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *68.572387.35158.5s140.5
          35Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *68.082418.94158.8s140.1
          36Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 72.391879.76157.4s139.8
          37Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 72.661797.10257.6s138.9
          38FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *66.622498.01159.8s138.6
          39CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 62.563186.19162.1s138.6
          40SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *68.162245.17159.2s138.1
          41Shadow BlastoiseShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *67.872223.62159.5s137.4
          42ClawitzerClawitzerWaterWater Gun WaterCrabhammer 68.772108.49159.2s137.3
          43TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 63.312878.98161.9s137.0
          44BreloomBreloomGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot *66.622341.28160.2s136.8
          45Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 67.782144.03159.8s136.2
          46VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *65.132361.14161.4s134.6
          47Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroWaterWater Gun WaterSurf *59.913212.30164.6s134.1
          48Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 68.901807.18160.2s133.3
          49CrawdauntCrawdauntWaterWaterfall WaterCrabhammer 69.571683.57260.3s132.4
          50Shadow TangelaShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangelaGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip *68.011797.41260.9s131.8
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          Shadow Geodude type chart

          When fighting Shadow Geodude, keep in mind the following that Rock and Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Grass, Water, Fighting, Ground, Ice, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Flying, Normal, Rock, Electric, and Poison 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 Geodude in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Geodude 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 Geodude counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, and Kartana. The table also includes Mega Blastoise, Shadow Swampert, Shadow Kingler, and Mega Gyarados, 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 Geodude 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.