Shinx Raid Guide

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Shinx is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO. Being a pure Electric type, it is only weak to the Ground type. It can be caught as shiny with permaboosted odds, or approximately 1 in 64.

Shinx can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 458 – 500 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 572 – 625 CP at Level 25 with Rainy weather boost

Shinx Raid Counters

Shinx’s best raid counters are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 6.30s 0.00
2. Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 6.90s 0.00
3. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 7.00s 0.00
4. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 7.10s 0.00
5. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 7.10s 0.00
6. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 7.10s 0.00
7. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Flamethrower Fire 7.20s 0.00
8. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Psychic Psychic 7.50s 0.00
9. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Drill Run Ground 7.50s 0.00
10. Charizard (Mega X) Ember Fire Blast Burn Fire 7.90s 0.00
11. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 8.00s 0.00
12. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Foul Play Dark 8.32s 0.00
13. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground Bulldoze Ground 8.40s 0.00
14. Absol (Mega) Psycho Cut Psychic Dark Pulse Dark 8.47s 0.00
15. Golurk Mud-Slap Ground Earth Power Ground 8.50s 0.00
16. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Outrage Dragon 8.83s 0.00
17. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Bulldoze Ground 8.90s 0.00
18. Venusaur (Mega) Razor Leaf Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 9.30s 0.00
19. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 9.35s 0.00
20. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 9.50s 0.00
21. Deoxys (Attack) Zen Headbutt Psychic Dark Pulse Dark 9.60s 0.00
22. Mewtwo Confusion Psychic Psystrike Psychic 9.60s 0.00
23. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Close Combat Fighting 9.66s 0.00
24. Chandelure Hex Ghost Overheat Fire 10.30s 0.00
25. Sharpedo Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 10.40s 0.00
26. Kangaskhan (Mega) Mud-Slap Ground Stomp Normal 10.08s 0.00
27. Hoopa (Unbound) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 10.08s 0.00
28. Abomasnow (Mega) Razor Leaf Grass Energy Ball Grass 10.22s 0.00
29. Xerneas Tackle Normal Giga Impact Normal 10.32s 0.00
30. Azelf Extrasensory Psychic Future Sight Psychic 10.40s 0.00

Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed above is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.

Shinx has plenty of counters, but if you don’t have ANY of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

  • Generalist” Pokémon capable of dealing neutral damage
  • Eevolutions capable of dealing super effective damage such as Flareon
  • Other heavy-hitting Megas

But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible, and take advantage of Shinx’s weakness to ground-type moves.

Stats and Max CP

Shinx Electric
Max CP at Level 40 876| Max CP at Level 50 990
ATK 117 DEF 64 HP 128
Weak to Strong Against
Ground  Flying Water


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Tackle Normal
  • Spark Electric
  • Thunderbolt Electric
  • Discharge Electric
  • Swift Normal

All the best, trainers!

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