Best Shadow Hypno counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Hypno 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

          • Dark33.5%
          • Ghost26.0%
          • Bug20.5%
          • Dragon4.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Electric2.5%
          • Water2.5%
          • Fire2.5%
          • Flying2.0%
          • Grass1.5%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.202745.24194.8s94.6
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 47.61979.92390.3s87.7
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 40.561828.21196.6s87.6
          4Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 42.59991.99399.0s80.4
          5Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 36.481751.852106.9s79.8
          6Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 37.671438.982105.6s78.7
          7HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *34.261725.252113.4s75.7
          8TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 33.681798.072114.9s75.3
          9Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 32.222107.501118.6s75.1
          10Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 40.59854.404105.5s75.1
          11Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *36.291252.752110.7s74.3
          12Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 37.791053.763108.9s74.0
          13DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 34.331475.712114.6s73.5
          14Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 36.951056.753111.1s72.7
          15Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *33.171509.072118.1s71.8
          16Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 35.381139.453114.4s71.4
          17GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 33.401336.692118.6s70.4
          18Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 32.051564.622121.5s70.4
          19Shadow HoundoomShadow Pokémon iconShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 35.001100.763115.9s70.3
          20Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 35.131052.873116.2s69.8
          21ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 35.70944.693116.1s69.2
          22Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 35.90913.923116.0s69.0
          23Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 32.331331.072122.2s68.6
          24PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 42.31452.867116.9s68.2
          25VolcaronaVolcaronaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 32.961129.113122.0s67.3
          26Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 33.171080.273121.9s67.1
          27YveltalYveltalDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 29.861617.952129.5s67.0
          28Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 31.451296.692125.6s66.7
          29Shadow AbsolShadow Pokémon iconShadow AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 35.56799.444119.2s66.7
          30Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 37.66598.196119.7s65.8
          31Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 31.331148.753127.4s64.9
          32GuzzlordGuzzlordDarkSnarl DarkBrutal Swing 28.421676.492135.3s64.9
          33GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 37.10591.186121.4s64.8
          34ZarudeZarudeDarkBite DarkDark Pulse 28.291590.222136.3s64.0
          35Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillBugBug Bite *BugX-Scissor 36.33598.536123.2s63.9
          36Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 34.27738.834124.5s63.7
          37Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 32.93862.844126.0s63.7
          38WeavileWeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 31.381039.193128.6s63.7
          39Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *28.681471.052135.3s63.6
          40MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *29.991229.012131.8s63.5
          41Shadow PinsirShadow Pokémon iconShadow PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 34.03737.694125.3s63.3
          42Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 31.72944.863128.7s63.0
          43ZoroarkZoroarkDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.26864.134128.2s62.7
          44Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *27.941495.102138.5s62.5
          45Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *28.481383.442136.8s62.5
          46Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 32.25833.834128.9s62.2
          47LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 27.991377.972139.1s61.6
          48Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 32.67746.084129.5s61.4
          49Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherBugFury Cutter BugBug Buzz *33.48675.755128.8s61.4
          50Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 32.65734.924129.9s61.2
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          Shadow Hypno type chart

          When fighting Shadow Hypno, 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.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Shadow Hypno in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Hypno 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 Hypno counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, and Mega Banette. The table also includes Mega Houndoom, Mega Rayquaza, Hydreigon, and Tyranitar, 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 Hypno 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.