Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters against Shadow Electabuzz

Guide for the best counters against Shadow Electabuzz during Battle Raids!

Shadow Electabuzz is a Tier 3 Shadow Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. Shadow Raids allow players to fight against Shadow Pokémon and then also present them with a chance to catch them. It is a bipedal feline-like Pokémon that has bright yellow coloring and black stripes. It also has lightning-shaped markings on its body and forearms. Its resemblance with the feline species is relevant to its long tail and large fangs. Shadow Raids are tougher than normal raids so in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Shadow Electabuzz in the best way possible.

Shadow Electabuzz in Pokémon Go

Shadow Electabuzz is a pure Electric-type Pokémon with a maximum CP of 2639 at level 50. It is vulnerable to only Ground-type attacks and players will need to carry Shadow Shards and Purified Gems with themselves into the battle along with the very best counters they can find to stand a chance against Shadow Electabuzz. Lower-level players or those with not-so-ideal counters will need to fight in groups of three players or more.

Shadow Electabuzz Movesets

Pokémon Go Shadow Electabuzz Movesets
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The best moves from the moveset of Shadow Electabuzz are Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt. Both of them have a combined DPS of 48.4 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include Low Kick, Thunder Punch, and Thunderbolt.

Best counters against Shadow Electabuzz in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Shadow Electabuzz and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Swampert (Mega): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Sceptile: Bullet Seed/Frenzy Plant
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Future Sight
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Blast Burn
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap/High Horsepower
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Diancie (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Beedrill (Mega): Poison Jab/Drill Run
  • Charizard (Mega X): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Payback
  • Pinsir (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Earth Power
  • Krookodile: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Houndoom (Mega): Fire Fang/Foul Play
  • Golurk: Mud-Slap/Earth Power
  • Rhydon: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Venusaur (Mega): Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
Pokémon Go Shadow Electabuzz Counters
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Players should try to avoid Rainy weather as it gives a boost to Shadow Electabuzz and it is already a pretty tough opponent as it is.

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