Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters against Shadow Throh

Guide for the best counters against Shadow Throh during Shadow Raids!

Shadow Throh 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 the chance to catch them. It is a humanoid Pokémon that wears a martial art uniform.  It has a redhead and very large eyebrows. It is a very difficult opponent to fight against so in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Shadow Throh in the best way possible.

Shadow Throh in Pokémon Go

Shadow Throh is a pure Fighting type Pokémon with a maximum CP of 2896 at level 50. It is vulnerable to Fairy, Flying, and Psychic-type attacks. Players will need to use the best counters they can find along with Purified Gems and Shadow Shards to stand a fighting chance against Shadow Throh. Players who are not so confident with their counters should go in groups against this Pokémon.

Shadow Throh Movesets

Pokémon Go Shadow Throh Movesets
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The best moves from the moveset of Shadow Throh are Low Kick and Focus Blast. Both of them have a combined DPS of 60 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 Zen Headbutt, Body Slam, Low Sweep, and Frustration.

Best counters against Shadow Throh in Pokémon Go

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

  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Synchrnoise
  • Latios (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Latias (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Gust/Brave Bird
  • Mewtwo: Confusion/Psystrike
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Air Slash/Overheat
  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Psychic
  • Slowbro (Mega): Lick/Psychic
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Confusion/Oayjcic
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Blast Burn
  • Lunala: Confusion/Psychic
  • Hoopa (Confined): Confusion/Psychic
  • Articuno (Galarian): Confusion/Brave Bird
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Dazzling Gleam
  • Alakazam: Confusion/Psychic
  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder Fang/Wild Charge
  • Espeon: Confusion/Psychic
  • Staraptor: Gust/Brave Bird
  • Tapu Lele: Confusion/Psyshock
  • Latios: Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Azelf: Confusion/Future Sight
  • Swampert (Mega): Mud Shot/Hydro Cannon
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Frenzy Plant
  • Moltres: Wing Attack/Sky Attack
  • Tornadus: Air Slash/Hurricane
  • Altaria (Mega): Peck/Dazzling Gleam
  • Medicham (Mega): Psycho Cut/Psychic
  • Rayquaza: Air Slash/Hurricane
  • Yveltal: Gust/Hurricane
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Dazzling Gleam
  • Metagross: Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Gardevoir: Confusion/Psychic
  • Charizard (Mega X): Wing Attack/Blast Burn
Pokémon Go Shadow Throh Counters
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Players should try to carry as many Purified Gems as they can into the battle as Tier 3 Shadow Bosses require at least 8 Purified Gems to be subdued. They should also keep in mind to not fight in Cloudy weather as it boosts the power of Shadow Throh.

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