Shadow Golett Raid Guide

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Shadow Golett can now be captured from Tier 3 Shadow Raids and these raids can only be accessed by using in-person raid passes.

Shadow Golett can be caught with the following CP values, with an IV floor of 6/6/6:

  • 592 – 679 CP (no weather boost, 100% Golett at Level 20)
  • 740 – 849 CP (Sunny and Fog weather, 100% IV Golett at Level 25)

Shadow Golett is a dual Ground and Ghost type, taking increased damage from Dark, Ghost, Grass, Ice, and Water type attacks. Shadow Golett is a hard-to-beat Tier 3 raid due to how Shadow Raids work. You will need to be well prepared with the best counters, correct moveset, powered-up Pokémon, and most importantly, Purified Gems.

Avoid weather that boosts Golett, that is, Sunny and Fog weather, and ensure that you are using top-tier counters. These are much more difficult raids than your usual tier 3 raid. If you are lower level or without ideal counters, you will definitely need to bring 2-3 friends. 

Shadow Golett encountered from Shadow Raids cannot be shiny. 

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Shadow Raid Information & Advice

As a shadow raid, Golett will dish out more damage than ever before, so make sure your counters are powered up, have the right moveset, and aren’t weak to the raid bosses moves. These tier 3 raids are tough to beat, even for the most prepared trainers, and you will need Purified Gems to defeat them. Shadow Raid Bosses will grow enraged as you battle them, boosting their attack and defense.

You will need to subdue Shadow Golett by using Purified Gems, a new item that can be assembled from Shadow Shards.

Shadow Shards are mysterious gem pieces that may be dropped by Team GO Rocket grunts, leaders, and Shadow Raids. You will need to gather enough shards to use Professor Willow’s newly invented Shard Refiner, and in return, you’ll be rewarded with a Purified Gem. Be sure to have collected as many as you can before you attempt a Shadow Golett raid, as without them you won’t be able to return it to its normal, non-enraged state.

There are multiple ways Purified Gems can assist your battle against enraged Shadow Raid Bosses:

  • When you use a Purified Gem during a Shadow Raid, the enraged Shadow Raid Boss’s attack and defense will be lowered temporarily. This can give you the opening you need to take them down.
  • You and your fellow Trainers can use more than one Purified Gem during a Shadow Raid. If used at the same time, their effects will stack.
  • If enough Purified Gems are used, the enraged Shadow Raid Boss will be subdued—returned to its non-enraged state—which might give you the edge you need to defeat it!

Purified Gems will show in the bottom left corner of the raid battle when you are able to use them, so be sure to communicate with your raid group to stack their effects!

Best Shadow Golett Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best raid counters according to our GO Hub battle simulator for Shadow Golett are:

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall Water Origin Pulse Water 1 72s
2. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 2 75s
3. Tyranitar (Mega) Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 1 80s
4. Swampert (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 1 81s
5. Sceptile (Mega) Bullet Seed Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 2 79s
6. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Ascent Flying 1 88s
7. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 3 84s
8. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 2 88s
9. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Hydro Pump Water 1 94s
10. Kartana Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 3 87s
11. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 1 95s
12. Kyogre Waterfall Water Origin Pulse Water 2 94s
13. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 2 91s
14. Gardevoir (Mega) Magical Leaf Grass Shadow Ball Ghost 2 92s
15. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 1 99s
16. Hydreigon Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 2 96s
17. Alakazam (Mega) Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 3 92s
18. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Solar Beam Grass 1 99s
19. Tyranitar Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 2 97s
20. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 2 97s
21. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Force Ghost 2 99s
22. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 3 95s
23. Salamence (Mega) Bite Dark Hydro Pump Water 1 105s
24. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 1 108s
25. Greninja Water Shuriken Water Hydro Cannon Water 3 100s
26. Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 4 99s
27. Gholdengo Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 3 101s
28. Abomasnow (Mega) Leafage Grass Weather Ball Ice 2 103s
29. Baxcalibur Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 2 103s
30. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 3 100s



Shadow Golett Stats and Max CP

Golett (Shadow) GroundGhost
Max CP at Level 40 1189 | Max CP at Level 50 1344
ATK 127 DEF  92 HP 153
Weak To: Resistances:
Dark Ghost Grass Ice Water Electric Fighting Normal Poison Bug Rock

Shadow Golett Moveset

Golett can have the following moves as a raid boss:

Fast moves Charged moves
  • Mud-Slap Ground
  • Astonish Ghost
  • Frustration Normal

Golett’s evolution–Golurk is a decent ground type raid attacker but nothing worth going above and beyond for. Nevertheless, good luck with your raids!

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