The 30 BEST Sandy Shocks Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Sandy Shocks 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 Sandy Shocks Pokémon GO counters are Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre, Shadow Kyogre, Mega Swampert, Mega Garchomp, Mega Sceptile, and Kartana. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Sandy Shocks in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Official artwork of Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon
          Mud Shot / Precipice Blades
          #1
          Official artwork of Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow KyogreShadow Kyogre
          Waterfall / Origin Pulse
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SwampertMega Swampert
          Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GarchompMega Garchomp
          Mud Shot / Earth Power
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega SceptileMega Sceptile
          Bullet Seed / Frenzy Plant
          #6
          Official artwork of KartanaKartana
          Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *37.063190.31102s91.4
          2.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *36.903177.01103s91.0
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *34.462074.81112s79.0
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *32.782444.61116s78.5
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GarchompMega Pokémon iconMega GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *32.262585.31118s78.4
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *34.591758.22113s76.6
          7.Thumbnail image of KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 32.432028.01119s74.9
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 31.832132.41120s74.6
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 29.352797.61128s73.9
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *30.622072.01125s71.9
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap IceAvalanche 32.331552.42121s70.8
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GarchompShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *30.601843.71126s70.2
          13.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme LandorusTherian Forme LandorusGroundMud Shot GroundSandsear Storm *30.611771.82126s69.6
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolurkShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 27.112718.81139s69.0
          15.Thumbnail image of GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *29.042061.41131s68.9
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EmpoleonShadow EmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *28.722144.01133s68.8
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 28.272253.61134s68.6
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KinglerShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 33.171199.13121s68.5
          19.Thumbnail image of KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *28.772042.61133s68.2
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *28.402002.51134s67.3
          21.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SwampertShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *30.101575.92129s67.1
          22.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhydonShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 27.202217.01139s66.4
          23.Thumbnail image of DecidueyeDecidueyeGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *24.862973.31150s65.6
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow FeraligatrShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *29.531459.22132s65.0
          25.Thumbnail image of ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 26.872046.71142s64.6
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf IceTriple Axel 28.071673.02137s64.2
          27.Thumbnail image of ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 26.472092.91143s64.2
          28.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 24.522741.61153s63.8
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TangrowthShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 28.111536.32138s63.2
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SceptileShadow SceptileBugFury Cutter GrassFrenzy Plant *30.011188.33133s63.2
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Sandy Shocks 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

          Sandy Shocks CP range from Raids

          Sandy Shocks can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1871 CP to 1954 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2339 CP to 2443 CP with Rain and Sunny weather boost

          Sandy Shocks weaknesses

          Sandy Shocks type chart

          When fighting Sandy Shocks, keep in mind the that Electric and Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Grass, Ground, Ice, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Flying, Poison, Rock, Steel, and Electric type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          GrassGrass160.0%
          GroundGround160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          WaterWater160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          ElectricElectric24.4%
          FlyingFlying62.5%
          PoisonPoison62.5%
          RockRock62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Sandy Shocks Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Grass114.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Water96.0%
          • rainRain
          Ground94.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Ice46.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon16.0%
          • windyWindy
          Bug8.0%
          • rainRain
          Ghost8.0%
          • fogFog
          Normal8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Psychic4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dark4.0%
          • fogFog
          Fire2.0%
          • sunnySunny

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Sandy Shocks in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Sandy Shocks 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.