How to beat Pokemon Go Shadow Suicune Raid: Best counters

Lucas Simons
Suicune Raid Pokemon Go

Shadow Suicune is a powerful Water-type beast you can face in Pokemon Go. So here’s a full guide with Shadow Suicune’s weaknesses, counters, and shiny availability.

Pokemon Go trainers will be able to catch a new Shadow Legendary Pokemon during the World of Wonders season: Shadow Suicune. In its regular version, this Legendary beast can be quite challenging to beat, so trainers better be prepared.

Here’s all you need to know about the Pokemon Go Shadow Suicune Raid, including how to defeat it, the best counters, and if it can be shiny.

How to get Shadow Suicune in Pokemon Go

The only way to get Shadow Suicune in Pokemon Go is by defeating it in Shadow Raids available every weekend during May 2024.

Shadow Suicune Raids are available only locally, so you must gather a team of friends before you can challenge this Legendary Pokemon.

Shadow Suicune type & weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Shadow Suicune is a Water-type Legendary Pokemon, and it is weak to Grass and Electric-type moves. Being a single-type Pokemon, Shadow Suicune has only a few weaknesses and can be complicated even for an experienced trainer.

Shadow Suicune is resistant to Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water-type attacks, so avoid those Pokemon types and moves. Instead, be prepared with Grass-type and Electric-type Pokemon to deal maximum damage and receive less from its attacks.

Suicune in the Anime
Goh was the only known trainer to ever capture Suicune in the Pokemon Anime.

Best counters for Pokemon Go Shadow Suicune Raid

The best counter for Shadow Suicune in Pokemon Go is Mega Sceptile with Fury Cut and Frenzy Plant. That said, here’s a list of the best counters to build your team for Shadow Suicune Raids:

  • Xurkitree with Thunder Shock and Discharge
  • Kartana with Razor Leaf and Leaf Blade
  • Zekrom with Charge Beam and Fusion Bolt
  • Mega Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Dragon Ascent
  • Shadow Magnezone with Volt Switch and Wild Charge

Other good options include Shadow Zapdos, Shadow Raikou, Mega Manectric, Shadow Electrivire, and Shadow Luxray.

Shadow Suicune Pokemon Go moveset

Here’s a full list of Shadow Suicune moves in Pokemon Go, including Fast and Charged Moves:

Fast Moves

  • Snarl
  • Extrasensory
  • Ice Fang
  • Hidden Power

Charged Moves

  • Ice Beam
  • Hydropump
  • Bubble Beam
  • Water Pulse

Can Shadow Suicune be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Shadow Suicune will be available in Pokemon Go. Keep in mind that shiny Suicune has more chances to be shiny during Raid Events, as the odds of getting shiny Suicune are around 5% (more or less a 1 in 20 chance), so this is a good chance for you to get this shiny Legendary.

Luckily for you, if you encounter a shiny Legendary Pokemon, you have a 100% catch rate for it. So, if you come upon a shiny Shadow Suicune, don’t waste any Gold Razz berries and use Pinap berries instead to get more candy.

And that’s all you need to know about Shadow Suicune’s Raids in Pokemon Go. If you are looking for more Pokemon Go pro tips, you can consult our guide section below:

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