Best Shadow Golem counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Shadow Golem in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Shadow Golem counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

CogSimulation settings

          Best overall

          Highest DPS

          Highest TDO

          Best Shadow Golem counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *70.832377.99156.9s170.5
          2Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *63.262333.90163.1s155.9
          3Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *68.071518.35262.4s147.9
          4KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 63.961308.22267.3s136.0
          5Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *59.821567.37269.4s135.3
          6Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *59.021507.46270.5s132.7
          7Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 54.081673.26275.2s127.6
          8Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *53.691686.90275.6s127.1
          9Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 65.87902.60370.6s126.7
          10Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *55.241511.22274.7s126.3
          11KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *55.101511.41274.9s126.1
          12ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 51.941746.99277.5s125.1
          13Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 58.201196.78373.9s123.9
          14Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *59.211110.39373.8s123.2
          15Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 55.191313.82276.2s121.9
          16Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *59.581024.60374.5s121.3
          17Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 51.971451.47279.2s119.5
          18Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *57.271038.63376.7s118.2
          19ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *46.071750.38286.4s114.4
          20SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *48.541476.06283.9s114.0
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best Shadow Golem 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Shadow Golem counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, and Kartana. The table also includes Mega Blastoise, Shadow Swampert, Mega Gyarados, and Shadow Torterra, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Shadow Golem type chart

          When fighting Shadow Golem, 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.