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

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

Shadow Scyther 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 looks similar to a mantis and has two green wings which helps it fly. There are also two razor-sharp scythes present as arms along with cream-colored sections between its head, abdomen, and neck. As it is a Shadow Raid Boss, it will be much harder to defeat than a normal Tier 3 Raid Boss. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which you’ll be able to defeat Shadow Scyther in the best way possible.

Shadow Scyther in Pokémon Go

Shadow Scyther is a dual-type Bug and Flying Pokémon with a maximum CP of 3060 at level 50. It is weak towards Rock, Electric, Fire, Flying, and Ice-type attacks. As it is a Shadow Raid, you will need to carry Purified Gems and Shadow Shards along with you into the battle. Without them, there will be very slim chances of you winning the fight. If you are a low-level player or don’t have ideal counters, you’ll need to bring a friend along with you into the battle too.

Shadow Scyther Moveset

Pokémon Go Shadow Scyther moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Shadow Scyther are Fury Cutter and Bug Buzz. Both of them have a combined DPS of 41.4. It is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other good options from its movepool include Air Slash, X-Scissor, Aerial Ace, Trailblaze, and Night Slash.

Best counters against Shadow Scyther in Pokémon Go

This is the list of the best counters you can use against Shadow Scyther to guarantee a win for yourself.

  • Diancie (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Air Slash/Dragon Ascent
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Aggron (Mega): Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Gigalith: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Rayquaza: Air Slash/Dragon Ascent
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Archeops: Wing Attack/Ancient Power
  • Aggron: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Aurorus: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Aerodactyl: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Ampharos: Volt Switch/Power Gem
  • Nihilego: Acid/Rock Slide
  • Arcanine (Hisuian): Fire Fang/Rock Slide
  • Darmanitan: Fire Fang/Rock Slide
  • Reshiram: Fire Fang/Fusion Flare
  • Lycanroc (Dusk): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Omastar: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Lycanroc (Midday): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Charizard (Mega X): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Golem (Alola): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Kleavor: Quick Attack/Rock Slide
Pokémon Go Shadow Scyther counters
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You should try to avoid Windy or Rainy weather as they boost the attacks of Shadow Scyther. You should try to use your best Rock type counters as Shadow Scyther has a 4x weakness towards it in Pokémon Go and you should try to use it to your full advantage.

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