How to beat Pokemon Go Shadow Entei Raid: Best counters

Lucas Simons
Entei in Pokemon Go

Shadow Entei is back in Pokemon Go Shadow Raids, and players who want to catch this Legendary Beast will have to work hard for it. Here’s a full rundown of Shadow Entei’s weaknesses, best counters, and shiny availability.

Pokemon Go trainers are already enjoying a lot of events during the new World of Wonders season, and the Raid rotation is bringing Shadow Entei back in April.

Here’s a full guide with all you need to know about the Pokemon Go Shadow Entei Raids, with tips on how to defeat it, the best counters, and its shiny availability.

How to get Shadow Entei in Pokemon Go

The only way to get Shadow Entei in Pokemon Go is by challenging it and beating it in Shadow Raids to catch it afterward. Shadow Entei is considered a high-tier Shadow Raid due to its Overall Damage Output, so bring a tank to the Raid.

Shadow Entei is headlining 5-Star Shadow Raids during April 2024 on the weekends. If you miss your chance to catch this Shadow Legendary Pokemon during this period, you will have to wait until it enters the next Raid rotation, so keep an eye out for it.

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Shadow Entei type & weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Shadow Entei is a pure Fire-type Pokemon, so it’s weak to Ground, Rock, and Water-type moves.

It can resist Bug, Grass, Steel, and Ice-type attacks, so avoid bringing those types to the Raid. If you bring some good Water or Ground-type Pokemon, you should have no trouble facing this Raid.

Best counters for Pokemon Go Shadow Entei Raid

The overall best counters to defeat Shadow Entei in Pokemon Go Raids are Mega Swampert, Mega Tyranitar, and Primal Groudon, as they are the most effective and have decent resistances and Total Damage Output (TDO)

Since you’ll need a full team of six Pokemon to enter the Raid, you can also pick these powerful counters:

  • Mega Blastoise with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon.
  • Primal Kyogre with Waterfall and Origin Pulse.
  • Shadow Garchomp with Mud Shot and Earth Power.
  • Mega Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Dragon Ascent.
  • Mega Aerodactyl with Rock Throw and Rock Slide.

Shadow Entei Pokemon Go moveset

Here are all the moves Shadow Entei can learn in Pokemon Go:

Fast moves

  • Fire Fang (Fire)
  • Fire Spin (Fire)

Charged moves

  • Overheat (Fire)
  • Flamethrower (Fire)
  • Scorching Sands (Ground)
  • Fire Blast (Fire)
  • Iron Head (Steel)
  • Flame Charge (Fire)

Can Shadow Entei be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Shadow Entei is available in Pokemon Go. Keep in mind that Shadow Entei has a higher chance to be shiny on these Raids, and the odds of getting shiny Shadow Entei are around 5% (1 in 20), so this is a great chance for you to get a rare shiny Legendary for your collection.

Keep in mind that shiny Legendary Pokemon have a 100% catch rate. So, if you come upon a shiny Shadow Entei, don’t waste any Gold Razz berries and use Pinap or Silver Pinap Berries instead to get more Candy.

And that’s a wrap on all you need to know about Shadow Entei’s Raids in Pokemon Go. If you are hungry for more Pokemon Go content, be sure to check our guide section below:

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