The 30 BEST Shadow Slowpoke Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Shadow Slowpoke Pokémon GO counters are Mega Tyranitar, Mega Sceptile, Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, Kartana, Mega Banette, and Mega Rayquaza. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Slowpoke in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Fury Cutter / Frenzy Plant
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TyranitarShadow Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #4
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BanetteMega Banette
          Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 50.763438.0184s119.2
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *56.771855.3280s114.9
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 51.222293.4186s110.5
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 60.471178.9380s110.1
          5.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 50.591755.1289s103.6
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 53.871267.8387s101.9
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 47.252077.4193s101.6
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 55.401020.1388s99.7
          9.Thumbnail image of HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *42.582844.71100s99.7
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 40.373447.91104s99.4
          11.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 40.673329.91104s99.3
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 46.081992.5295s98.7
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 46.471866.9295s98.1
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 47.341723.7294s97.9
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 49.541428.7292s97.7
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 47.301627.0295s96.7
          17.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *45.811838.5297s96.7
          18.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 50.481256.8392s96.6
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 51.421118.0393s95.7
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 49.261319.7394s95.7
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 57.30724.6592s95.5
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CursolaShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 51.451094.2393s95.4
          23.Thumbnail image of DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 43.352111.81100s95.2
          24.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 42.472250.71102s94.9
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *45.591699.5298s94.8
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 48.351330.9395s94.5
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 46.611518.4297s94.2
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *49.681175.4395s94.1
          29.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme ThundurusElectricVolt Switch ElectricWildbolt Storm *48.061274.3396s93.2
          30.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme GiratinaOrigin Forme GiratinaGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *41.662098.51104s92.1
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Slowpoke in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Slowpoke CP range from Raids

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

          • From 610 CP to 700 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 763 CP to 876 CP with Rain and Windy weather boost

          Shadow Slowpoke weaknesses

          Shadow Slowpoke type chart

          When fighting Shadow Slowpoke, keep in mind the 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.

          Takes increased damage
          BugBug160.0%
          DarkDark160.0%
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          GhostGhost160.0%
          GrassGrass160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FightingFighting62.5%
          FireFire62.5%
          IceIce62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%
          WaterWater62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Slowpoke Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Dark86.0%
          • fogFog
          Grass84.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Ghost84.0%
          • fogFog
          Electric80.0%
          • rainRain
          Bug42.0%
          • rainRain
          Dragon8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ground2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy

          About our ranking methodology

          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.

          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.