Shadow Gengar Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Shadow Gengar 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. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Shadow Gengar Pokémon GO counters are Shadow Mewtwo, Primal Groudon, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Garchomp, and Mewtwo. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Shadow Gengar in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MewtwoShadow Mewtwo
          Psycho Cut / Psystrike
          #1
          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TyranitarShadow Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #6
          Official artwork of MewtwoMewtwo
          Psycho Cut / Psystrike
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *51.87467.58112s80.8
          2.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *40.38832.64119s74.4
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 37.97893.64124s71.8
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 44.62423.29128s70.2
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 39.89606.46127s69.1
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *37.64712.95129s68.1
          7.Thumbnail image of MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *41.83450.88132s67.5
          8.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic *43.78372.810135s67.4
          9.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 39.21488.58135s65.2
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 39.66426.59139s64.0
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 36.08586.36139s63.3
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 41.51333.611145s63.1
          13.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 39.48404.39141s63.1
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 43.75267.314152s63.0
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *36.95516.47140s62.9
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 42.04304.713148s62.6
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LatiosShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 39.98370.710144s62.6
          18.Thumbnail image of Hoopa UnboundHoopa UnboundPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 37.20449.68144s61.5
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MetagrossShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 37.18418.59146s60.6
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AlakazamShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsychic *41.74244.616162s59.6
          21.Thumbnail image of LunalaLunalaPsychicConfusion GhostShadow Ball 36.32397.510151s58.8
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CursolaShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 39.42285.813158s58.7
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExeggutorShadow ExeggutorPsychicExtrasensory PsychicPsychic 39.91268.514160s58.6
          24.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 32.52589.96151s58.4
          25.Thumbnail image of HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *33.39530.77150s58.3
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 33.90480.68152s57.9
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 36.24369.610154s57.9
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega LatiasMega Pokémon iconMega LatiasPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 33.27502.37153s57.5
          29.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *33.34473.78154s56.9
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 36.04320.112161s55.9
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          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Shadow Gengar in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Shadow Gengar CP range from Raids

          Shadow Gengar can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1505 CP to 1644 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1881 CP to 2055 CP with Fog and Cloudy weather boost

          Shadow Gengar weaknesses

          Shadow Gengar type chart

          When fighting Shadow Gengar, keep in mind the that Ghost and Poison-type Pokémon are weak to Dark, Ghost, Ground, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Fairy, Grass, Bug, Normal, Poison, and Fighting type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          DarkDark160.0%
          GhostGhost160.0%
          GroundGround160.0%
          PsychicPsychic160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FightingFighting24.4%
          BugBug39.1%
          NormalNormal39.1%
          PoisonPoison39.1%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Shadow Gengar Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Psychic124.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dark98.0%
          • fogFog
          Ground84.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Ghost70.0%
          • fogFog
          Dragon6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric6.0%
          • rainRain
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fire4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Gengar in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Gengar down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          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 attacks, 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. Reddit

          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.