Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Shadow Sneasel

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

Shadow Sneasel 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 bipedal Pokémon that looks like both a cat and a weasel. It’s bluish-black with three feathers as it is tail and a single red feather on its left ear. In this Pokémon Go guide, we will talk about the best ways and counters to defeat Shadow Sneasel in the best way possible.

Shadow Sneasel in Pokémon Go

Shadow Sneasel is a dual-type Dark and Ice Pokémon that has a maximum CP of 2319 at level 50. It is vulnerable to Fairy, Steel, Bug, Fire, Rock, and Fighting-type Pokémon. It also has a 2x weakness towards Fighting-type attacks. Players should try to keep their counters powered up from before and also use Shadow Shard and Purified Gems to defeat Shadow Sneasel. They should also look for cloudy weather as it boosts Fighting type counters and they’ll be capitalize further on its 2x weakness.

Shadow Sneasel Movesets

Pokémon Go Shadow Sneasel Movesets
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The best moves from the moveset of Shadow Sneasel are Feint Attack and Avalanche. Both of them have a combined DPS of 53.3 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include Ice Shard, Foul Play, Ice Punch, and Frustration.

Best counters against Shadow Sneasel in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Shadow Sneasel which can help them during the Shadow Raid.

  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Lopunny (Mega): Double Kick/Focus Blast
  • Terrakion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Alakazam (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Keldeo (Ordinary): Low Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Keldeo: Low Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Lucario: Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Medicham (Mega): Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Conkeldurr: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Machamp: Karate Chop/Dynamic Punch
  • Pinsir (Mega): Fury Cutter/Superpower
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Pheromosa: Low Kick/Focus Blast
  • Cobalion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Blaziken: Counter/Focus Blast
  • Buzzwole: Counter/Superpower
  • Charizard (Mega X): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Houndoom (Mega): Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  • Meleotta (Pirouette): Low Kick/Close Combat
  • Breloom: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Hariyama: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Hawlucha: Low Kick/Flying Press
  • Emboar: Low Kick/Focus Blast
  • Zapdos (Galarian): Counter/Close Combat
  • Virizion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Sirfetch’d: Counter/Close Combat
  • Heracross: Counter/Close Combat
  • Passimian: Counter/Superpower
  • Mienshao: Low Kick/Brick Break
  • Toxicroak: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Primeape: Counter/Close Combat
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Alakazam: Counter/Focus Blast
Pokémon Go Shadow Sneasel Counters
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Players should use their best Fighting-type Pokémon and high-level players can decide to go solo against Shadow Sneasel. Low-level players or those who don’t have not-so-good counters should try to take a friend or two.

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