Best Shadow Cloyster counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Cloyster 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

          • Grass27.0%
          • Fighting26.5%
          • Electric25.0%
          • Rock14.5%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Psychic1.5%
          • Flying0.5%
          • Ground0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Dark0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *36.54440.918131.2s60.4
          2Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 32.18694.845132.6s59.8
          3Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 28.181125.793140.5s59.4
          4TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *31.46681.025135.6s58.5
          5KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 31.91623.545135.9s58.1
          6Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 32.42570.686136.3s57.8
          7Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 31.03677.125137.3s57.8
          8Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *33.83458.067137.9s57.2
          9XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 31.64595.336138.0s57.2
          10Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 32.26529.846138.8s56.7
          11Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 29.45738.974141.7s56.5
          12Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 31.95532.716139.7s56.4
          13Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 31.21567.826140.7s56.0
          14Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 30.48618.465141.4s56.0
          15Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 27.35878.614148.0s55.1
          16Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 31.34477.597145.0s54.3
          17Shadow HariyamaShadow Pokémon iconShadow HariyamaFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 29.66576.026146.4s54.0
          18LucarioLucarioFightingCounter FightingAura Sphere 28.92633.595147.2s53.9
          19Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamFightingCounter *FightingFocus Blast 29.25581.306147.9s53.5
          20Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 30.22499.267148.0s53.2
          21Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *28.01669.535150.0s53.2
          22ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *28.39634.525149.5s53.2
          23Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 28.23597.496151.6s52.3
          24Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *30.99404.398151.8s52.0
          25ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 26.67683.275156.1s51.3
          26Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 29.17480.677153.4s51.3
          27Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 30.41406.648153.8s51.3
          28Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 28.49514.936154.3s51.1
          29RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 30.00412.338154.9s50.9
          30ConkeldurrConkeldurrFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 26.75644.775156.9s50.9
          31Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *29.14460.787154.8s50.8
          32Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 27.47571.486156.3s50.7
          33Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *30.84347.3710158.2s50.2
          34Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 28.88448.228156.8s50.2
          35Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 29.12427.948157.3s50.1
          36Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 26.24627.105160.2s49.8
          37Mega LopunnyMega Pokémon iconMega LopunnyFightingDouble Kick FightingFocus Blast 26.51599.936159.8s49.8
          38Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw ElectricWild Charge 28.07479.287158.3s49.8
          39RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 25.64666.385162.0s49.5
          40Shadow Sirfetch'dShadow Pokémon iconShadow Sirfetch'dFightingCounter GrassLeaf Blade 28.47441.858159.0s49.5
          41Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 29.16366.889162.7s48.6
          42MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 24.44728.654167.0s48.5
          43ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 26.61521.086162.9s48.5
          44RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *27.39443.418163.9s48.0
          45Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 25.75560.966165.5s48.0
          46Shadow PoliwrathShadow Pokémon iconShadow PoliwrathFightingCounter *FightingDynamic Punch 23.78764.554170.2s48.0
          47CobalionCobalionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *22.78896.044174.1s47.9
          48MachampMachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 25.71558.016165.8s47.9
          49Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 28.03392.369165.1s47.7
          50Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 24.86606.725168.6s47.4
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          Shadow Cloyster type chart

          When fighting Shadow Cloyster, keep in mind the following that Water and Ice-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Fighting, Grass, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Water, and Ice 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 Cloyster in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Cloyster 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 Cloyster counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Blaziken, Keldeo (Ordinary), and Terrakion. The table also includes Kartana, Mega Diancie, Shadow Raikou, and Shadow Rhyperior, 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 Cloyster 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.