Best Shadow Mr. Rime counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Mr. Rime 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

          • Fire31.5%
          • Dark15.5%
          • Ghost15.5%
          • Steel11.5%
          • Rock11.5%
          • Bug6.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Water1.0%
          • Dragon0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Grass0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *45.872000.88185.7s98.4
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 43.542327.90188.9s97.4
          3Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *47.991221.59286.8s92.3
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.69980.93385.7s92.2
          5Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 51.91839.86486.5s91.0
          6Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 44.231546.82290.7s90.7
          7MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *38.071963.751101.9s84.6
          8Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 39.441667.14299.9s84.1
          9Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 46.53823.85494.8s83.1
          10Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 44.52947.69396.1s82.5
          11ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *41.971164.46398.1s82.1
          12Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 41.221177.37399.6s81.1
          13HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *36.051942.841107.3s80.8
          14Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *44.12880.86497.9s80.7
          15Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 40.301229.172101.1s80.4
          16Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *41.451059.693100.4s79.8
          17Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.86650.45599.0s79.6
          18Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 34.542116.881111.0s79.5
          19Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 44.12765.234100.4s78.5
          20Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 42.43869.204101.4s78.1
          21TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 36.591520.482107.8s77.8
          22Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 44.36709.075101.5s77.6
          23Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *40.041025.993104.0s77.1
          24Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *37.251355.552107.3s77.0
          25Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *42.40755.254104.0s75.8
          26Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *40.56884.514105.0s75.6
          27GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 35.791413.202110.8s75.3
          28ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin GhostShadow Ball 39.69927.433106.2s75.0
          29DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 37.181144.133109.4s74.3
          30HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *38.65980.153107.8s74.3
          31Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang DarkFoul Play 37.971046.213108.6s74.2
          32Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 40.17815.974107.3s73.8
          33Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.16614.725106.8s73.7
          34VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite FireOverheat 37.011101.233110.3s73.5
          35Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 38.57927.073108.9s73.3
          36Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 32.571769.282118.7s73.1
          37Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *37.311031.143110.5s73.0
          38Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 39.75798.974108.6s72.8
          39PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 46.86396.509113.1s72.0
          40Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 38.14885.764110.6s72.0
          41Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 38.32854.714110.8s71.7
          42DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 38.32854.714110.8s71.7
          43Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 33.551429.812117.4s71.7
          44RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 40.63676.965109.9s71.7
          45Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 38.41812.604111.5s71.1
          46Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail RockMeteor Beam 34.221272.042116.5s71.1
          47DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.621196.603116.0s70.9
          48Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 34.951153.523115.5s70.9
          49Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *36.54968.963113.4s70.8
          50DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 34.501164.283116.7s70.3
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          Shadow Mr. Rime type chart

          When fighting Shadow Mr. Rime, keep in mind the following that Ice and Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, Fire, Ghost, Rock, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Ice, and Psychic 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 Mr. Rime in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Mr. Rime 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 Mr. Rime counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Mega Tyranitar, Mega Y Charizard, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, Metagross, and Mega Houndoom, 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 Mr. Rime 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.