Best Shadow Slowpoke counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Slowpoke 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

          • Grass23.0%
          • Dark22.5%
          • Electric20.5%
          • Ghost17.0%
          • Bug10.5%
          • Dragon2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 71.956444.13052.3s178.9
          2Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *80.263519.27148.9s172.4
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 72.174328.55053.2s165.3
          4Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 85.292249.28148.6s165.2
          5KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 72.023329.18154.3s156.4
          6Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 76.192419.35153.2s153.3
          7Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 66.893941.72057.5s152.7
          8Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 57.546423.05064.8s149.7
          9Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 65.873790.80058.4s149.6
          10HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *60.305317.36062.4s149.5
          11ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 57.886225.76064.5s149.5
          12Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 66.293558.82158.4s148.5
          13Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 67.533290.12157.7s148.2
          14ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *65.593527.65159.0s146.9
          15Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 69.792716.91156.9s146.3
          16Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 67.133094.34158.3s145.7
          17Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 70.022527.51157.1s144.6
          18XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 71.022390.45156.7s144.6
          19DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 62.044008.41061.6s144.3
          20Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 72.962095.98156.2s143.8
          21Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 72.322128.07156.5s143.2
          22Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 66.582906.95159.0s142.9
          23TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 59.914232.67063.5s141.9
          24Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *64.113211.44160.6s141.5
          25Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 68.102532.85158.5s141.5
          26Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 64.553089.22160.4s141.2
          27Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *69.782229.67158.1s140.5
          28Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *59.093996.73064.5s138.7
          29Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 57.664305.19065.8s138.2
          30Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 61.843247.86162.7s137.9
          31GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 59.913612.03064.1s137.4
          32Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 63.152923.65161.9s137.2
          33Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 63.872626.86161.8s135.4
          34Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch GrassGrass Knot 63.492651.95162.1s135.1
          35Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayDarkSnarl ElectricWild Charge 67.832009.91160.2s134.5
          36Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 55.784230.00067.9s134.1
          37Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 60.902968.48164.0s133.7
          38Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *63.292552.16162.5s133.7
          39Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 64.832320.29161.7s133.6
          40Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 62.502671.58163.0s133.6
          41Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 61.902731.39163.4s133.2
          42YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 53.694581.92070.2s132.2
          43Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 59.273032.91165.5s131.4
          44Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl GrassLeaf Blade 59.013049.36165.7s131.1
          45MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 56.143682.06068.0s131.0
          46Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 60.202789.51165.0s130.8
          47Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 63.842207.56162.9s130.7
          48Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 63.472243.65163.1s130.5
          49Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *62.012433.40164.0s130.2
          50Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 55.653562.31168.7s129.2
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          Shadow Slowpoke type chart

          When fighting Shadow Slowpoke, keep in mind the following that Water and Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, Electric, Ghost, and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, Fire, Ice, Psychic, Steel, and Water 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 Slowpoke in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Slowpoke 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 Slowpoke counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Mega Sceptile, Shadow Tyranitar, and Mega Gengar. The table also includes Kartana, Mega Banette, Mega Rayquaza, 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 Slowpoke 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.