Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Shadow Sawk

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

Shadow Sawk is a Tier 3 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 with blue skin. It also wears a light blue Gi uniform which is worn by martial artists. In this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Shadow Sawk in the best way possible.

Shadow Sawk in Pokémon Go

Shadow Sawk is a pure-type Fighting Pokémon with a maximum CP of 3152 at level 50. It is vulnerable to Fairy, Flying, and Psychic-type attacks. Players will need to use Purified Gems and Shadow Shards to be able to stand a fighting chance against Shadow Sawk. They’ll also need to have the best counters they can find along with the best counters and take a friend with them into the battle if they are not confident enough.

Shadow Sawk Movesets

Pokémon Go Shadow Sawk Movesets
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The best moves from the moveset of Shadow Sawk 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 Poison Jab, Body Slam, Low Sleep, and Frustration.

Best counters against Shadow Sawk in Pokémon Go

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

  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Dazzling Gleam
  • Latios (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Gust/Brave Bird
  • Latias (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut/Psystrike
  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Psychic
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Air Slash/Blast Burn
  • Slowbro (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Confusion/Psychic
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Brave Bird
  • Hoopa (Confined): Confusion/Psychic
  • Lunala: Confusion/Psychic
  • Articuno (Galarian): Confusion/Brave Bird
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Dazzling Gleam
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Alakazam: Confusion/Psychic
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Moltres: Wing Attack/Sky Attack
  • Espeon: Confusion/Psychic
  • Metagross: Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Medicham (Mega): Psycho Cut/Psychic
  • Latios: Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Yveltal: Gust/Hurricane
  • Azelf: Confusion/Future Sight
  • Sceptile (Mega): Bullet Seed/Frenzy Plant
  • Tapu Lele: Confusion/Future Sight
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Ho-Oh: Extrasensory/Brave Bird
  • Charizard (Mega X): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Meleotta (Aria): Confusion/Psyshock
  • Gardevoir: Confusion/Psychic
  • Rayquaza: Air Slash/Hurricane
  • Altaria (Mega): Peck/Dazzling Gleam
  • Gallade: Confusion/Psychic
Pokémon Go Shadow Sawk Counters
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Players should make it a necessity to carry Purified Gems into the battle if they want to go solo against Shadow Sawk because without them they won’t stand a chance against it even with the best counters.

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