Pokémon Go Shadow Golett Raid: Best Moveset, Counters, and Tips

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

Shadow Golett is a Tier 3 Shadow Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. Shadow Raids allow you to fight against Shadow Pokémon and also give you a chance to capture them. It is a robot like Pokémon which is light blue along with yellow lights and a blue diamond which forms a spiral pattern on its stomach. As it is a Shadow Raid Boss, it will be very difficult to defeat even though it is a Tier 3 Pokémon. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the absolute best counters you can use against Shadow Golett to have the best chance at winning.

Shadow Golett in Pokémon Go

Shadow Golett dual Ground and Ghost-type Pokémon with a maximum CP of 1344 at level 50. It is weak towards Dark, Ghost, Grass, Ice, and Water-type attacks. You will also need to carry Shadow Shards and Purified Gems along with you into battle as without them it will be pretty much impossible for you to defeat Shadow Golett, or any Shadow Pokémon for that matter. If you don’t have ideal counters or are a low-level player, you will need to bring two to three trainers along with you into battle.

Shadow Golett Moveset

Pokémon Go Shadow Golett moveset
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The best moves from the movepool of Shadow Golett are Mud-Slap and Shadow Punch. Both of them have a combined DPS of 43.6. 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 Astonish and Frustration.

Best counters against Shadow Golett in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters you can use against Shadow Golett to guarantee the win for yourself.

  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Sceptile (Mega): Bullet Seed/Frenzy Plant
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Dragon Tail/Dragon Ascent
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Gyarados (Mega): Bite/Hydro Pump
  • Kartana: Razor Leaf/Leaf Blade
  • Venusaur (Mega): Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Kyogre: Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Foul Play
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Magical Leaf/Shadow Ball
  • Zarude: Vine Whip/Power Whip
  • Hydreigon: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Solar Beam
  • Tyranitar: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Darkrai: Snarl/Shadow Ball
  • Giratina (Origin): Shadow Claw/Shadow Force
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Salamence (Mega): Bite/Hydro Pump
  • Yveltal: Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Greninja: Water Shuriken/Hydro Cannon
  • Chandelure: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Gholdengo: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Leafage/Weather Ball
  • Baxcalibur: Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Standard): Ice Fang/Avalanche
Pokémon Go Shadow Golett counters
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Shadow Golett gets boosted in Sunny or Foggy weather. So you should try to avoid them at any cost as it is already difficult enough to defeat them as it is a Shadow Pokémon.

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