Best Muk (Alola Shadow) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Muk (Alola Shadow) 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.

CogSimulation settings

          Best performing move types

          • Ground46.0%
          • Dragon10.0%
          • Fire8.5%
          • Electric7.5%
          • Flying5.0%
          • Fighting4.5%
          • Rock4.5%
          • Normal3.5%
          • Water3.5%
          • Bug2.5%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Fairy1.0%
          • Ice1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *49.922481.74177.9s110.0
          2Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *42.351457.37294.9s86.6
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 42.371386.34295.3s85.8
          4Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 39.841754.06298.6s85.7
          5Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 43.121177.60395.7s84.1
          6GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *39.001592.642101.3s82.6
          7ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 36.451535.022108.2s77.7
          8Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 35.961541.162109.5s76.9
          9Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 36.881382.772108.0s76.7
          10Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 36.591212.392110.3s74.2
          11GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *35.001428.942112.9s74.1
          12RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 33.181728.752116.8s73.9
          13Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 38.64895.914109.2s72.9
          14MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 35.771161.883113.0s72.3
          15Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *34.461288.832115.7s71.7
          16Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 34.781223.042115.3s71.4
          17Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 34.971175.503115.2s71.2
          18Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 35.541030.153115.3s70.2
          19Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *31.791241.142124.8s66.7
          20RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 30.731365.042127.7s66.2
          21Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 34.59851.174121.0s66.0
          22KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 31.581175.653126.3s65.6
          23Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang GroundScorching Sands 31.861086.493126.3s65.0
          24Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 32.67975.373125.0s64.9
          25Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 33.26839.184125.4s63.8
          26Shadow NidokingShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidokingBugFury Cutter *GroundEarth Power 32.44916.153126.7s63.7
          27RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 32.96844.124126.3s63.5
          28Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FireBlast Burn *32.78853.554126.7s63.3
          29Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw GroundEarth Power 30.681103.853130.4s63.3
          30GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 31.89879.314129.3s62.3
          31UrsalunaUrsalunaNormalTackle GroundHigh Horsepower *28.711274.532136.7s61.8
          32GolemGolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 29.041207.652135.9s61.7
          33Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *30.68926.303132.9s61.1
          34Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin GroundScorching Sands 33.79631.415129.3s61.0
          35Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *31.18854.334132.3s60.9
          36DonphanDonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 29.631019.343135.6s60.6
          37Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *GroundDrill Run *31.71721.664133.5s59.6
          38Shadow SandslashShadow Pokémon iconShadow SandslashGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 30.93753.994135.5s58.9
          39Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 32.03656.945134.3s58.9
          40Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *31.60681.645135.0s58.7
          41HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin GroundEarth Power 26.761293.572145.7s58.7
          42Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage *28.291033.563141.2s58.6
          43TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick GroundEarthquake 27.121176.693145.0s58.1
          44Mega KangaskhanMega Pokémon iconMega KangaskhanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 28.42952.873141.8s57.8
          45Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GroundEarthquake 32.44545.626137.4s57.3
          46Mega SteelixMega Pokémon iconMega SteelixElectricThunder Fang GroundEarthquake 24.211684.272157.3s57.2
          47FlygonFlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 28.62836.494143.0s56.6
          48Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Tail DragonOutrage 29.72718.795141.2s56.5
          49Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 24.421543.982156.8s56.5
          50Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *30.09666.085141.3s56.2
          1 of 2

          Muk (Alola Shadow) type chart

          When fighting Muk (Alola Shadow), keep in mind the following that Poison and Dark-type Pokémon are weak to Ground type moves. They take reduced damage from Dark, Ghost, Grass, Poison, 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 Muk (Alola Shadow) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Muk (Alola Shadow) down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Muk (Alola Shadow) counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Shadow Garchomp, Mega Rayquaza, and Shadow Rhyperior. The table also includes Shadow Mamoswine, Groudon, Excadrill, and Mega Swampert, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Muk (Alola Shadow) are:

          TypingUsage %

          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.