Best Shadow Krabby counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Shadow Krabby 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

          • Grass48.0%
          • Electric35.0%
          • Dragon7.0%
          • Psychic3.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Ground0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *62.233069.06162.5s137.0
          2Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 54.732984.55170.6s123.0
          3KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 59.601911.53167.9s120.1
          4ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *53.612455.98173.0s116.2
          5Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 52.742367.05174.3s113.9
          6Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 58.431566.07270.8s113.5
          7Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *51.132584.33176.0s113.1
          8XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 59.601380.05270.8s112.4
          9Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 60.681227.48271.1s111.3
          10Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 58.071444.93272.0s111.1
          11Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 56.781526.93272.8s110.4
          12ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 48.332709.22179.8s109.2
          13Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *54.611593.73275.0s108.0
          14Shadow MagnezoneShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 56.711351.58274.1s107.6
          15Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 50.812046.29177.9s107.3
          16Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 49.502214.95179.2s106.8
          17Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *52.071784.61277.2s106.4
          18Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 49.112163.21180.0s105.6
          19Shadow LuxrayShadow Pokémon iconShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 56.801156.76375.8s104.4
          20Thundurus (Therian)Thundurus (Therian)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricThunderbolt 53.731390.93277.4s103.7
          21Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 52.731414.43278.4s102.5
          22Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *51.931473.62279.1s102.1
          23Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 45.902280.47184.8s101.2
          24Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 49.971618.40280.9s100.9
          25RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 48.741608.16282.8s98.8
          26Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 45.611927.81186.4s97.3
          27RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 48.241534.68284.0s97.1
          28Shadow ManectricShadow Pokémon iconShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 55.13857.07482.1s95.9
          29MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 47.081583.27285.6s95.8
          30Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 42.782275.22190.5s95.6
          31ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *43.652067.48189.4s95.3
          32ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 50.031203.10283.9s95.1
          33Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 49.151264.21284.6s94.7
          34TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 44.881785.01288.3s94.5
          35ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 46.931497.64286.3s94.5
          36Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *45.091679.71288.4s93.7
          37Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 50.511064.76384.8s93.5
          38Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 44.811694.27288.8s93.4
          39Shadow ZebstrikaShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZebstrikaElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 52.53907.94384.4s93.3
          40Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 50.341067.18385.0s93.3
          41Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)ElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 52.21924.16384.5s93.2
          42CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 41.542209.38193.2s92.8
          43Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 48.021253.11286.5s92.8
          44SceptileSceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *45.161559.35289.0s92.4
          45MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 46.891325.55287.6s92.1
          46TangrowthTangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 42.142006.06192.6s92.1
          47VenusaurVenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *43.181749.11291.6s91.3
          48Alolan ExeggutorAlolan ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 40.942126.73194.7s91.1
          49Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumeGrassRazor Leaf GrassSolar Beam 45.711347.40289.4s90.6
          50RayquazaRayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 42.281819.33193.1s90.5
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          Shadow Krabby type chart

          When fighting Shadow Krabby, 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 Shadow Krabby in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Shadow Krabby 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 Krabby counter is Mega Sceptile, followed by Mega Rayquaza, Kartana, and Zekrom. The table also includes Shaymin (Sky), Shadow Raikou, Mega Venusaur, and Xurkitree, 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 Krabby 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.