Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Shadow Nidoran (F)

Guide for the best counters against Shadow Nidoran (F) during Shadow Raids!

Shadow Nidoran (F) 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. Nidoran is a small rabbit like Pokémon which has large ears, whiskers, and front teeth. It is a shy Pokémon that releases poison from the spines on its back if they feel threatened. Shadow Raids are more difficult when compared to normal raids so in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Shadow Nidoran (F) in the best way possible.

Shadow Nidoran (F) in Pokémon Go

Shadow Nidoran (F) is a pure Poison-type Pokémon with a maximum CP of 922 at level 50. It is vulnerable to Ground and Psychic-type attacks. This raid is much more difficult than a normal raid so players will need to make sure that they have the best counters available if they want to go solo against it. They will also need to carry Shadow Shards and Purified Gems. If players don’t have optimal counters, it is best to bring a friend or two.

Shadow Nidoran (F) Movesets

Pokémon Go Shadow Nidoran F Movesets
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The best moves from the moveset of Shadow Nidoran (F) are Poison Sting and Sludge Bomb. Both of them have a combined DPS of 51.7 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 moveset include Bite, Body Slam, Poison Fang, and Frustration.

Best counters against Shadow Nidoran (F) in Pokémon Go

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

  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Latios (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Latias (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Mewtwo: Confusion/Psystrike
  • Swampert (Mega): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Confusion/Psychic
  • Gengar (Mega): Hex/Psychic
  • Slowbro (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Deoxys (Attack): Zen Headbutt/Psycho Boost
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Alakazam: Confusion/Psychic
  • Medicham (Mega): Psycho Cut/Psychic
  • Lunala: Confusion/Psychic
  • Landorus (Therian): Extrasensory/Earthquake
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Latios: Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Hoopa (Confined): Confusion/Psychic
  • Espeon: Confusion/Psychic
  • Mamoswine: Mid-Slap/High Horsepower
  • Azelf: Extrasensory/Future Sight
  • Metagross: Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Gust/Brave Bird
  • Articuno (Galarian): Confusion/Future Sight
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Drill Run
  • Gallade: Confusion/Psychic
  • Gardevoir: Confusion/Psychic
  • Deoxys (Normal): Zen Headbutt/Psycho Boost
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Earth Power
  • Tapu Lele: Confusion/Psyshock
Pokémon Go Shadow Nidoran F Counters
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Players who want to take down Shadow Nidoran (F) all by themselves and have the best counters should try to fight in Sunny and Windy weathers as they boost Ground and Psychic-type attacks respectively. This will provide the players with an additional advantage over the Shadow Pokémon.

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