Best Shellder counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shellder 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

          • Grass45.0%
          • Electric37.0%
          • Dragon6.0%
          • Psychic4.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Bug2.0%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *48.902022.81180.7s103.8
          2KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 45.931966.70185.7s98.2
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 42.852191.92190.6s95.0
          4ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *41.712405.18192.3s94.8
          5Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 44.371821.99189.0s94.1
          6XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 45.081602.52288.8s92.8
          7Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 44.401687.55289.6s92.6
          8Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 45.951429.33288.4s92.0
          9Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *39.722422.34196.6s91.3
          10Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 43.031723.21292.0s90.8
          11Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 43.631509.78292.1s89.3
          12ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 37.582480.801101.6s87.8
          13Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 41.291715.72295.6s87.7
          14Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 38.572173.351100.0s87.2
          15Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *42.181455.72295.3s86.3
          16Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 42.911344.95294.6s86.1
          17Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 39.391875.08199.1s86.1
          18Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *40.311676.33297.9s85.7
          19Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 39.991596.79299.0s84.3
          20Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 41.311375.21297.6s83.9
          21Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 35.912153.001106.9s82.3
          22Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 38.871490.132102.3s81.3
          23RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 36.851787.122105.7s80.8
          24Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *40.261235.802101.1s80.4
          25RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 37.781509.502104.8s79.6
          26Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 38.441409.122103.9s79.6
          27Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 39.471243.252102.8s79.3
          28Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 41.661000.403100.8s79.2
          29ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 38.121403.702104.7s79.0
          30Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 38.761303.442103.9s78.9
          31MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 35.791688.402109.1s78.1
          32Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 35.381761.042109.9s78.0
          33Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 39.291095.573104.8s77.0
          34MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 36.531451.742108.5s76.9
          35Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 39.581055.443104.6s76.8
          36ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 36.201483.222109.2s76.7
          37Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 33.182078.821115.4s76.7
          38ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *33.941894.661113.7s76.6
          39Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 35.031605.322111.7s75.9
          40TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 34.821632.672112.2s75.8
          41Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 37.771182.693107.5s75.8
          42Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *34.911535.982112.5s75.1
          43CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 32.352026.731118.4s74.8
          44TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 32.771840.241117.7s74.1
          45SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *34.961425.262113.1s74.0
          46Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 36.941142.553110.1s73.9
          47LuxrayLuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 35.571320.332112.1s73.9
          48VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *33.531644.432116.1s73.7
          49Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage GrassEnergy Ball 31.792000.211120.4s73.5
          50Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 35.601275.052112.4s73.4
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          Shellder type chart

          When fighting Shellder, keep in mind the following that Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, and Grass type moves. They take reduced damage from Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water 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 Shellder in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shellder down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Shellder counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Kartana, Mega Rayquaza, and Zekrom. The table also includes Shadow Raikou, Xurkitree, Mega Manectric, and Shadow Electivire, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Shellder 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.