Shadow Entei Raid Guide

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Entei (Shadow)

Shadow Entei is available from Tier 5 legendary Shadow Raids. Shadow Raids can only be completed using in-person raid passes. Shiny Shadow Entei ✨ is available from Raids starting April, 2024, debuting in the World of Wonders Season.

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

  • 1834 – 1984 CP (no weather boost, 100% Entei at Level 20)
  • 2293 – 2480 CP (during Sunny, 100% IV Entei at Level 25)

Shadow Entei is a Fire-type Pokémon. Shadow Etntei is weak to Ground,Rock and Water-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Bug, Fairy, Fire, Grass, Ice and Steel-type moves.

Shadow Entei is an immensely difficult Tier 5 raid due to the Shadow Raid enrage mechanism. You will need to be well prepared with top counters, correct move-sets, powered-up Pokémon, and most importantly, Purified Gems.

Best Shadow Entei Counters Raid icon

Here are the best Pokémon to use against a Entei raid boss. Being weak to three different types, Entei’s counters table is diverse and shows the strongest Pokémon to use against the raid boss. Try to pick from the top end of this list, and ensure they have the necessary move-sets, and are powered up.

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Kyogre (Primal) Waterfall Water Origin Pulse* Water 24 757s
2. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades* Ground 26 755s
3. Swampert (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water 30 816s
4. Garchomp (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power* Ground 30 834s
5. Kyogre (Shadow) Waterfall Water Origin Pulse* Water 38 818s
6. Rhyperior (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Rock Wrecker* Rock 46 832s
7. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Ascent Flying 33 894s
8. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water 36 886s
9. Garchomp (Shadow) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power* Ground 43 870s
10. Swampert (Shadow) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water 47 876s
11. Groudon (Shadow) Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades* Ground 54 818s
12. Tyranitar (Mega) Smack Down* Rock Stone Edge Rock 36 976s
13. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 35 993s
14. Feraligatr (Shadow) Water Gun* Water Hydro Cannon Water 51 906s
15. Kyogre Waterfall Water Origin Pulse* Water 38 977s
16. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 45 948s
17. Gyarados (Shadow) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 48 1006s
18. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Rock Wrecker* Rock 47 1011s
19. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power* Ground 44 1052s
20. Diancie (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 62 845s
21. Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water 48 1058s
22. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades* Ground 55 972s
23. Kingler (Shadow) Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 64 848s
24. Tyrantrum Rock Throw Rock Meteor Beam Rock 51 1069s
25. Tyranitar (Shadow) Smack Down* Rock Stone Edge Rock 56 987s
26. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Sandsear Storm* Ground 60 932s
27. Rampardos (Shadow) Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 74 749s
28. Feraligatr Water Gun* Water Hydro Cannon* Water 52 1089s
29. Palkia (Origin) Dragon Tail Dragon Aqua Tail Water 39 1198s
30. Slowbro (Mega) Water Gun Water Surf* Water 40 1208s

While Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up, we have included the top Shadow Pokémon you can use against Shadow Entei. Ensure you no longer have Frustration on these Pokémon before considering adding them to your team. If you have any of these as an option, while they may take more damage than non-shadow Pokémon, they will also deal more.

We would highly recommend the use of Mega Pokémon in Shadow Entei raids. They provide not only greater damage output, but also boost Pokémon of the same typing in the raid. We would suggest discussing your counter choices with your fellow trainers, and plan Mega Pokémon, and their position in your team accordingly.

If you have a group of 6, for example, one person should have their mega in slot 1, the next slot 2, the next slot 3, etc., you can try to keep the mega boost going throughout the raid.

Tips and Tricks

Communication will be key for this raid! You will want to plan not only your Mega Pokémon team positions, and counters, but also your use of Purified Gems, so be sure you communicate with your fellow trainers.

We would suggest groups of 4+ for trainers with top counters that are maxed out, and armed with Purified Gems, or 8-10+ for lower-level trainers and those without ideal counters. Purified Gems are a must!

As these raids are in person only, you can make use of the Party Power raid bonus through Party Play! The Party Power is a Raid bonus that fills up as members of your Party attack the Raid Boss. Once the Party Power bonus is full, your next Charge Attack will receive a special boost. You can see the Party Power button and your progress towards achieving the bonus in the bottom left corner of your Raid Battle.

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Shadow Entei Overview General icon

Here are all the stats you need to know about Entei:

Pokémon Entei (Shadow) Fire
Max CP @ Level 40 3473
Max CP @ Level 50 3926
ATK 235
DEF 171
STA 251
Weaknesses GroundRockWater
Resistances Grass Ice SteelBug

Shadow Entei Move Sets Raid icon

Shadow Entei can have the following moves as a raid boss:

Fast moves Charged moves
  • Fire Fang Fire
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Flamethrower Fire
  • Iron Head Steel
  • Flame Charge Fire
  • Fire Blast Fire
  • Overheat Fire
  • Scorching Sands Ground

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Shadow Entei
Sunny/Sunny Boosts Super Effective Ground type attacks Boosts Fire and Super Effective Ground type moves
Partly Cloudy Boosts Super Effective Rock type moves
Rainy Boosts Super Effective Water type moves
Snow Boosts Super Effective Steel type moves

Entei has three main weakness: Water, Rock and Ground type attacks, boosted by Rainy, Partly Cloudy and Sunny weather. However, Sunny weather also boosts Entei’s attacks. Your best choices are Rainy and Partly Cloudy weather.

Shiny Shadow Entei Shiny icon

Shiny Shadow Entei is available from defeating Entei in Shadow Raids. We will update here when we have shiny confirmation. Good luck Trainers!

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite
Pokémon GO Shadow Entei sprite Pokémon GO Shiny Shadow Entei sprite

Shadow Raid Information & Advice

As a shadow raid, Entei will hit harder than ever before, so make sure your counters are powered up, have the right move-set, and aren’t weak to the raid boss’ moves. These raids are a tricky group task for even 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 defence.

You will need to subdue Shadow Entei 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 Entei raid, as without them you won’t be able to return it to its normal, non-enraged state. You can hold up to 10 Purified Gems in your inventory at a time.

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 defence 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!

Notes 💡

The raid lasts 300 seconds. You get 3 guaranteed XL candy. It counts towards Battle Legend medal. It does not count towards the Ultra Hero medal. Shiny shadow Entei has been enabled. IV floor appears to be 6. It appears it is 8 gems needed to subdue Entei, like the T3 shadow raids.

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Ricardo RCD
Ricardo RCD
Hi! I'm a portuguese part-time journalist and full-time trainer who fell in love with Pokémon in the Hoenn region. I've been playing Pokémon GO since day one, proud level 50 and Instinct for life.

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