Shedinja is a Bug and Ghost-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO. While certainly not the strongest Pokemon out there, especially with its incredibly low stamina stats, Shedinja is fun to obtain through research breakthroughs and other special events. Despite this, Shedinja can still dish out some damage depending on who you’re up against and what moves you use. This guide provides information on the best Movesets and various Counters for Shedinja in Pokemon GO.
The Best Movesets and Counters for Shedinja in Pokemon GO
The best moveset to use with Shedinja in Pokemon GO is Shadow Claw and Aerial Ace. Overall, these two moves provide the highest DPS output while gaining a further advantage against Fighting, Bug and Grass-types. If you’re up against a Psychic-type, swapping Aerial Ace for Shadow Sneak is a viable alternative.
What Counters Shedinja?
Since Shedinja is a Bug and Ghost-type, it is weak against numerous types, including Flying, Rock, Ghost, Fire and Dark-type Pokemon. All five of these types deal 160% of their usual damage. Considering its relatively poor stats, you’ll want to be especially careful if you’re using the Pokemon in battles against them. The following Pokemon are a few examples of those that are strong against Shedinja in Pokemon GO:
- Reshiram: Fire Fang and Overheat
- Chandelure: Fire Spin or Hex and Shadow Ball
- Gengar: Lick or Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
- Rampardos: Smack Down and Rock Slide
- Moltres: Fire Spin and Sky Attack or Overheat
- Weavile: Snarl and Foul Play
Alongside being weak against five different types, Shedinja is strong against six types in Pokemon GO:
- Poison (63%)
- Ground (63%)
- Grass (63%)
- Normal (39%)
- Fighting (24%)
Unfortunately, Shedinja is a very weak Pokemon that will likely get one or two-shot in a good chunk of your fights. It is a notable Pokemon in other games due to its Wonder Guard special ability granting it complete immunity to nearly every type aside from the five effective ones listed earlier. Without this ability, Shedinja is an incredibly squishy, low-damage Pokemon that is rarely helpful.
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