Shuckle Raid Guide

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Shuckle is a Tier 3 Raid Boss and unless you have a level 50 Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash shadow Metagross and snowy weather it’s the only Tier 3 Raid boss that is literary unsoloable to date. With 3892 CP, Shuckle should looks like an easy target, right? Think again, as this bizarrely difficult Boss has 396 Defense, 3600 HP and a secret desire to consume your free Raid Pass and give nothing in return. Life sometimes just isn’t fair.

If you manage to defeat a Shuckle, you will be surprised to see that it’s wondrous catch CPs are as follows:

  • 231 @ Level 20, no weather boost
  • 289 @ Level 25, Rainy or Partly Cloudy weather

Isn’t he lovely?

Shuckle Counters

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 188.29s 0.17
2. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 193.57s 0.00
3. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 190.86s 1.00
4. Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel 247.53s 0.17
5. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 240.31s 1.00
6. Steelix (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Heavy Slam Steel 259.40s 0.00
7. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 252.94s 1.67
8. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 255.22s 1.50
9. Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 272.08s 0.67
10. Empoleon Metal Claw Steel Hydro Cannon Water 283.18s 0.17
11. Pidgeot (Mega) Steel Wing Steel Brave Bird Flying 263.75s 1.33
12. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 281.74s 0.33
13. Dialga Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 288.46s 0.00
14. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 284.97s 0.50
15. Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 272.14s 1.33
16. Zacian Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 298.93s 0.33
17. Excadrill Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 299.01s 0.50
18. Genesect (Douse) Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel 291.93s 1.00
19. Genesect (Normal) Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel 292.45s 1.00
20. Genesect (Burn) Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel 292.38s 1.00
21. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 285.94s 1.33
22. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 290.80s 1.17
23. Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 301.19s 0.67
24. Samurott Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 295.88s 1.00
25. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Payback Dark 281.37s 2.00
26. Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 308.25s 0.50
27. Ampharos (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Power Gem Rock 305.25s 0.80
28. Jirachi Charge Beam Electric Doom Desire Steel 320.62s 0.00
29. Slowbro (Mega) Water Gun Water Water Pulse Water 313.19s 0.50
30. Clawitzer Water Gun Water Crabhammer Water 309.06s 1.00
31. Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 306.46s 1.00
32. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Foul Play Dark 296.16s 1.67
33. Crawdaunt Waterfall Water Crabhammer Water 297.10s 1.50
34. Feraligatr Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 310.33s 1.00
35. Archeops Steel Wing Steel Ancient Power Rock 290.99s 2.00

Fighting a Shuckle is unlike anything you’ve done before, as Shuckle is not the real enemy: the real enemy is the timer. Shuckle can hardly defeat anyone, as it has 17 Attack which makes it the worst attacker across Gen I – III.

However, Shuckle’s secret power lies in his defense, and he’s able to take some heavy hits. Most of the Shuckle raids we simulated end up after roughly around 300 seconds, which makes it easy for duo raiders, but almost impossible for solo raiders. Luckily, most of the counters listed above faint only once or twice per fight — Shuckle won’t really drain your Potion stash, but it will take some time to defeat.

Defeating Shuckle is something different, something special. It’s a testament to insanity, and it requires two people to pledge the unholy oath of spend their free raid pass to fight (quite literary) a turtle-like object that only wants to be left alone.

If you are planning to raid a Shuckle, we suggest any the following weather conditions:

  • Snow — boosts steel type moves, especially important for (shadow) Metagross
  • Rainy — boosts Water type moves, especially important for Mega Blastoise, Mega Gyarados and Kyogre
  • Partly Cloudy — it boosts both you and Shuckle, but it’s not something to worry about, every inch of extra DPS you can get works. Especially important for Mega Aerodactyl, Rampardos and Rhyperior

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Be a man / woman that your Buddy Pokémon thinks you are. Raid a Shuckle. Defeat the Shuckle. Waste a raid pass on a Shuckle Raid. You can do it. Shuckle awaits. We, for ones, welcome our turtleoid overlord.Shuckle Raid Guide