Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters against Shadow Magmar

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

Shadow Magmar is a Tier 3 Shadow Raid in Pokémon Go. Shadow Raids allow players to fight against Shadow Pokémon and then also present them with a chance to catch them. Its body is made in such a way that it can camouflage itself in fire. It mainly consists of the colors red and yellow and has a flame pattern on its torso along with a fire burning on its tail similar to Charmander. As it is a Shadow Raid, players will need to be at their very best so in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Shadow Magmar.

Shadow Magmar in Pokémon Go

Shadow Magmar is a pure Fire-type Pokémon with a maximum CP of 2706 at level 50. It is vulnerable to Ground, Rock, and Water-type attacks. Players will need to carry the best counters that are available against Shadow Magmar while going into battle against it along with also carrying Shadow Shards and Purified Gems. As it is a Shadow Raid, it will be much more difficult than a normal raid and players won’t be able to defeat this Pokémon without these two items.

Shadow Magmar Movesets

Pokémon Go Shadow Magmar Movesets
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The best moves from the moveset of Shadow Magmar are Ember and Fire Blast. Both of them have a combined DPS of 52 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 Karate Chop, Flamethrower, and Fire Punch.

Best counters against Shadow Magmar in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Shadow Magmar and get the best possible chance at winning.

  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Diancie (Mega): Rock Throw/Power Gem
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot) Precipice Blades
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Slowbro (Mega): Water Gun/Surf
  • Kyogre: Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Future Sight
  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Hydro Pump
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Stone Edge
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Rock Wrecker
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Drill Run
  • Beedrill (Mega): Poison Jab/Drill Run
  • Greninja: Water Shuriken/Hydro Cannon
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Aggron (Mega): Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Banette (Mega): Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Empoleon: Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
  • Kingler: Bubble/Crabhammer
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Swampert: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Rock Throw/Earth Power
  • Gigalith: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Gust/Brave Bird
Pokémon Go Shadow Magmar Counters
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Players will need to watch out for the weather as it is a difficult raid as it is so they don’t need it to be any tougher. Partly Cloudy, Sunny, and Rainy type weather boost the counters against Shadow Magmar so players so try to capitalize on that.

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