Best Shadow Runerigus counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Runerigus 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

          • Grass30.0%
          • Water19.0%
          • Ghost17.5%
          • Dark17.0%
          • Ice9.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Dragon2.0%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Electric0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *37.271958.711103.9s83.1
          2Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.612060.411114.1s77.3
          3Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *33.481632.972116.3s73.5
          4Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 39.42837.144108.5s73.0
          5Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.991369.692116.4s71.8
          6Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *35.301164.453114.3s71.6
          7Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *31.311287.722126.2s66.4
          8Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 30.891357.362127.2s66.4
          9Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite WaterHydro Pump 28.961732.972132.6s66.3
          10KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 33.51912.863123.2s65.3
          11Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 35.72708.645121.1s65.3
          12Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 33.07857.164125.6s63.8
          13Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *31.021052.253129.7s63.2
          14Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 33.97736.744125.5s63.2
          15Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 32.02918.433128.1s63.1
          16Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *33.05781.264127.3s62.6
          17ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 27.061689.362141.5s62.5
          18HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *28.671327.782136.4s62.3
          19KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *29.071252.582135.3s62.2
          20Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *28.941241.692136.0s61.9
          21Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 30.69985.543131.9s61.9
          22TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 28.241349.522138.2s61.7
          23Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 29.671083.373134.6s61.4
          24Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 33.98608.845129.6s60.8
          25Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *30.53905.603133.8s60.6
          26Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 27.611306.992141.4s60.2
          27DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 28.511142.273138.9s60.1
          28Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 30.64849.934134.4s60.0
          29Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 31.96709.155132.9s59.8
          30Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 30.69816.604134.9s59.5
          31Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 28.771015.923139.3s59.1
          32Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *30.70784.064135.6s59.1
          33Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *28.331066.633140.6s59.0
          34Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *29.58848.434138.7s58.3
          35Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *27.811069.433142.9s58.2
          36Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 28.46903.723142.4s57.3
          37GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *28.28922.693142.9s57.2
          38Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.81734.074140.4s56.9
          39Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDarkBite WaterHydro Pump 25.851267.112150.6s56.8
          40Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch GrassGrass Knot 29.95696.795140.9s56.5
          41Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 27.43979.903145.9s56.5
          42Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage IceWeather Ball 27.06962.233148.0s55.7
          43Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDarkBite WaterHydro Pump 28.19818.444145.3s55.7
          44GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 28.31781.564145.6s55.3
          45YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 24.781301.432156.3s55.3
          46BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 27.22890.804148.4s55.1
          47CrawdauntCrawdauntDarkSnarl WaterCrabhammer 28.00789.754146.8s55.0
          48Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 28.95688.395145.3s54.9
          49WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl IceAvalanche 27.44845.194148.2s54.9
          50Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 29.68617.385144.6s54.8
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Runerigus in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Runerigus 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 Runerigus counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Tyranitar, Mega Swampert, and Mega Gengar. The table also includes Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Sceptile, Mega Blastoise, and Mega Rayquaza, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Shadow Runerigus type chart

          When fighting Shadow Runerigus, keep in mind the following that Ground and Ghost-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, Ghost, Grass, Ice, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Rock, Electric, Fighting, Normal, and Poison 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 Runerigus Raids

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

          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.