Best Shadow Drowzee counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Drowzee 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

          • Dark35.0%
          • Ghost26.0%
          • Bug20.0%
          • Water3.5%
          • Dragon3.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Grass2.0%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Steel2.0%
          • Flying1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Fire1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 53.338735.88069.1s150.2
          2Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 53.026070.02070.3s138.7
          3Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 63.731894.54164.1s126.5
          4Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 49.214738.91076.2s124.2
          5Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 50.283592.58175.6s119.4
          6TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 44.265876.70083.8s119.4
          7Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 56.732221.18169.9s119.1
          8Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 43.215881.86085.8s117.1
          9HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *45.214901.71082.6s116.9
          10DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 46.314321.93081.1s116.2
          11Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 49.963206.93176.6s116.0
          12Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 50.033181.57176.5s116.0
          13Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 42.895158.80086.7s113.3
          14Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 54.251923.31173.8s111.6
          15Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *47.503119.41180.4s110.9
          16GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 44.533742.74084.7s109.3
          17Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 46.803057.65181.6s109.1
          18Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 47.282897.65181.1s108.8
          19Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 47.082835.10181.5s107.9
          20Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *44.413348.38185.4s106.6
          21YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 40.044952.20092.8s106.4
          22Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkPayback 47.632444.18181.5s105.7
          23Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 44.063101.85186.3s104.3
          24Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 43.393237.98187.4s103.9
          25Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 46.872375.78182.9s103.7
          26Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 41.783567.10190.2s102.9
          27WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 41.923496.53190.0s102.7
          28ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 48.022012.43182.1s102.2
          29ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 37.594951.58098.7s101.2
          30GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 36.994909.840100.3s99.7
          31ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 43.152597.72189.0s98.9
          32Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 42.412732.05190.2s98.6
          33VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 44.202263.19187.8s98.0
          34Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 43.222429.26189.2s97.7
          35BisharpBisharpDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 37.104383.520100.3s97.7
          36PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 55.62855.30481.6s96.5
          37Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 49.541337.55283.4s96.4
          38MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *39.473046.49195.9s95.2
          39Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 41.812370.62192.2s94.7
          40Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 45.801661.77287.3s94.7
          41HoundoomHoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 39.002985.23197.1s93.9
          42HonchkrowHonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 39.332839.92196.6s93.6
          43LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 36.223848.150103.1s93.3
          44GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 49.301139.96385.7s92.9
          45Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *37.433296.541100.5s92.8
          46Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *38.662906.04198.1s92.8
          47Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 45.141581.70288.8s92.6
          48Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *38.542897.01198.4s92.5
          49Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *35.933783.660104.0s92.4
          50Shadow CacturneShadow Pokémon iconShadow CacturneDarkSucker Punch DarkDark Pulse 41.302152.41193.9s91.9
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          About the results

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

          Shadow Drowzee type chart

          When fighting Shadow Drowzee, keep in mind the following that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, and Psychic 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 Drowzee Raids

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

          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.