Best Shadow Obstagoon counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Obstagoon 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

          • Fighting78.0%
          • Bug4.5%
          • Fairy4.0%
          • Ground3.5%
          • Dragon2.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Normal2.0%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 65.651649.52263.6s125.9
          2TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *62.131937.80165.4s124.5
          3Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 62.791371.24267.8s117.0
          4Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 58.231793.92269.9s116.4
          5Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 59.191385.86271.2s111.9
          6Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 59.691213.42272.2s109.6
          7LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 59.111259.87272.3s109.6
          8ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 53.811551.34276.2s106.1
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 58.781068.12374.7s105.5
          10Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 54.161296.38277.6s102.8
          11Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 56.791055.84377.0s102.4
          12MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 51.741342.53280.3s99.9
          13Galarian ZapdosGalarian ZapdosFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 48.631628.01282.9s98.9
          14PheromosaPheromosaFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 57.63837.21479.7s98.9
          15BuzzwoleBuzzwoleFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 47.571709.49284.1s98.1
          16CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *46.341762.13285.9s96.7
          17HawluchaHawluchaFightingLow Kick FightingFlying Press 49.891261.96283.6s95.8
          18HariyamaHariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 48.441351.10285.0s94.9
          19VirizionVirizionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *46.881510.14286.3s94.6
          20Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 49.331223.33284.8s94.3
          21BreloomBreloomFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 53.30870.74484.1s93.6
          22Shadow SawkShadow Pokémon iconShadow SawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 51.62962.49384.7s93.2
          23Meloetta (Pirouette)Meloetta (Pirouette)FightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 46.921352.55287.4s92.5
          24Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 53.62759.86486.1s91.5
          25Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 45.671416.50289.0s91.4
          26BlazikenBlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 49.001059.13387.1s91.1
          27Shadow GalladeShadow Pokémon iconShadow GalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 48.971034.83387.4s90.6
          28ToxicroakToxicroakFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 46.801195.56389.0s90.0
          29PassimianPassimianFightingCounter FightingSuperpower 45.741290.16289.9s89.8
          30HeracrossHeracrossFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 45.291336.32290.3s89.7
          31Sirfetch'dSirfetch'dFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 47.391045.97389.7s88.5
          32SneaslerSneaslerFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 43.961268.46293.2s86.7
          33BewearBewearFightingLow Kick FightingSuperpower 44.691150.51393.1s86.1
          34EmboarEmboarFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 44.991114.99392.9s86.0
          35Shadow HitmonleeShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonleeFightingDouble Kick FightingClose Combat 48.05804.27492.8s84.8
          36Mega MedichamMega Pokémon iconMega MedichamFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 45.07969.57394.7s83.7
          37Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 45.99856.54495.1s83.0
          38Shadow UrsaringShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsaringFightingCounter FightingClose Combat 46.83770.91495.6s82.4
          39Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirFightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 44.54888.48497.0s81.5
          40Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail FightingSuperpower 41.831130.23398.8s81.4
          41PoliwrathPoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 40.741199.093100.4s80.7
          42SawkSawkFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 43.14956.12398.5s80.6
          43Shadow HitmonchanShadow Pokémon iconShadow HitmonchanFightingCounter FightingPower-Up Punch 44.65804.84498.5s80.0
          44Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FightingFocus Blast 42.98934.25399.2s80.0
          45TogekissTogekissFairyCharm FightingAura Sphere *39.011333.182103.1s79.7
          46AlakazamAlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 44.88756.57499.2s79.3
          47Shadow ThrohShadow Pokémon iconShadow ThrohFightingLow Kick FightingFocus Blast 40.681106.423101.5s79.3
          48Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirFairyCharm FairyDazzling Gleam 40.271104.383102.4s78.6
          49Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFightingKarate Chop FightingBrick Break 43.38822.154100.5s78.5
          50GalladeGalladeFightingLow Kick FightingClose Combat 40.901025.513102.1s78.4
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Obstagoon in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Obstagoon 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 Obstagoon counter is Mega Blaziken, followed by Terrakion, Shadow Machamp, and Keldeo (Ordinary). The table also includes Shadow Hariyama, Mega Alakazam, Lucario, and Conkeldurr, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Obstagoon type chart

          When fighting Shadow Obstagoon, keep in mind the following that Dark and Normal-type Pokémon are weak to Fighting, Bug, and Fairy type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Psychic, and Ghost type moves.


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

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Obstagoon Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • cloudyCloudy
          • rainRainy
          • cloudyCloudy
          • sunnySunny
          • windyWindy
          • fogFog
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          • rainRainy
          • windyWindy
          • windyWindy
          • snowSnow
          • fogFog

          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.