Best Marshadow counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Marshadow 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

          • Psychic43.0%
          • Flying22.5%
          • Ghost17.5%
          • Fairy6.0%
          • Electric2.5%
          • Water2.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Fire1.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 44.561683.648372.3s92.9
          2Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicConfusion PsychicPsystrike *39.291025.0214440.3s75.9
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 36.75927.8316472.8s70.5
          4Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *36.35901.6816479.2s69.5
          5RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 34.641013.8914492.2s68.5
          6MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *32.881029.3514514.5s65.9
          7Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 31.841159.5312522.9s65.9
          8Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 32.531013.6314520.3s65.2
          9Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 33.42718.3120532.4s62.1
          10Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *31.89802.4418545.1s61.2
          11Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 31.39843.5217549.1s61.0
          12Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 31.11837.2517553.8s60.5
          13Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 27.501220.6912594.6s59.2
          14Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 29.82859.0117572.9s58.8
          15YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *28.361027.2914587.3s58.6
          16Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *33.01559.3026561.7s58.4
          17LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 27.471095.6413600.8s57.9
          18Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *26.541247.1712613.2s57.8
          19Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 29.49816.5418582.1s57.7
          20Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 28.11964.0115595.9s57.4
          21Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 31.45609.1624575.4s57.2
          22Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *26.161096.5813628.1s55.7
          23Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 31.45515.1129593.4s55.3
          24Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.31642.2223605.1s54.7
          25Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.10650.3023607.7s54.5
          26Shadow GardevoirShadow Pokémon iconShadow GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.10650.3023607.7s54.5
          27Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 30.04573.5026604.0s54.5
          28Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 26.79875.0717628.4s54.2
          29Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)PsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 27.75731.4420622.5s53.7
          30Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 27.89716.2520621.5s53.7
          31Shadow LatiasShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 26.62823.6018636.4s53.3
          32MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *26.74807.3918635.3s53.2
          33ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 28.04651.6023627.1s52.9
          34GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 26.42815.5318641.4s52.8
          35LatiosLatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 26.04840.9917647.3s52.6
          36GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 28.60553.3927632.9s52.0
          37Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 28.36541.2727639.8s51.4
          38MetagrossMetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 24.96863.0217670.4s51.1
          39AlakazamAlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *27.59561.0726650.6s50.7
          40EspeonEspeonPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 26.71626.7723657.4s50.5
          41LugiaLugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *22.241254.1711722.2s50.3
          42Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 29.18421.1335656.5s50.0
          43Ho-OhHo-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 23.56969.7515698.5s50.0
          44Shadow Mr. RimeShadow Pokémon iconShadow Mr. RimePsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 26.47608.9024665.1s49.9
          45Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFlyingAir Slash FireBlast Burn *24.76783.9019682.4s49.8
          46Mega SlowbroMega Pokémon iconMega SlowbroPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 22.981009.5414712.1s49.4
          47XerneasXerneasFairyGeomancy *FairyMoonblast 23.88865.1517697.4s49.3
          48Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *22.741040.6314717.3s49.3
          49Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FlyingBrave Bird 25.43662.0622680.5s49.1
          50XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock FairyDazzling Gleam 26.03603.2324675.7s49.1
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          Marshadow type chart

          When fighting Marshadow, keep in mind the following that Fighting and Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Fairy, Flying, Ghost, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Poison, Rock, Bug, Fighting, and Normal 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 Marshadow in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Marshadow down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Marshadow counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Gengar, and Mega Alakazam. The table also includes Rayquaza, Mewtwo, Mega Latios, and Mega Gardevoir, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Marshadow 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.