11 New Shadow Pokémon Announced!

Trainers, Niantic has just announced a slew of new Shadow Pokémon will be introduced to Pokémon GO. This means a series of new Team GO Rocket Grunt battles are headed our way and that TGR has no intention to stop invading our turf. Bring out Giovanni boys, this is not going down the way you expected it to be. This is what Niantic had to say in the official announcement, which still plays along the existing TGR storyline (should we do a guide on the story? Let us know in the comments!):

The fight to defend the world of Pokémon GO isn’t over yet! After suffering a series of battle losses, Team GO Rocket is spreading their influence to more species of Pokémon, turning them into Shadow Pokémon to guard captured PokéStops!

There are a handful of new Shadow Pokémon coming with this release, we’ve got them all here plus full counters information:

  • 😈 Poliwag
  • 😈 Grimer
  • 😈 Muk
  • 😈 Drowzee
  • 😈 Hypno
  • 😈 Cubone
  • 😈 Scyther
  • 😈 Magikarp
  • 😈 Houndour
  • 😈 Houndoom
  • 😈 Ralts (coming soon!)

Shadow Male Ralts hype!

Shadow Pokémon Counters

Pokemon GO PoliwagPoliwag
WEAKNESSElectric Grass  | BOOSTED BY Rainy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO RoseradeRoserade Razor Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass
Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos Thunder Shock Electric Zap Cannon Electric

 

Pokemon GO GrimerGrimer
WEAKNESS Ground Psychic  | BOOSTED BY Cloudy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic
Pokemon GO AzelfAzelf Extrasensory Psychic Futuresight Psychic
Pokemon GO EspeonEspeon Zen Headbutt Psychic Futuresight Psychic

 

Pokemon GO MukMuk
WEAKNESS Ground Psychic  | BOOSTED BY Cloudy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Psychic Psychic
Pokemon GO GroudonGroudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO AzelfAzelf Confusion Psychic Futuresight Psychic

 

Pokemon GO DrowzeeDrowzee
WEAKNESS Bug Dark Ghost | BOOSTED BY Windy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO AbsolAbsol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
Pokemon GO WeavileWeavile Feint Attack Dark Foul Play Dark
Pokemon GO HypnoHypno
WEAKNESS Bug Dark Ghost | BOOSTED BY Windy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO CuboneCubone
WEAKNESS Grass Ice Water | BOOSTED BY Sunny
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO SceptileSceptile Bullet Seed Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
Pokemon GO TangrowthTangrowth Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass
Pokemon GO ScytherScyther
WEAKNESS Rock Electric Fire Flying Ice | BOOSTED BY Rainy Windy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO RampardosRampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Pokemon GO RhyperiorRhyperior Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Pokemon GO MagikarpMagikarp
WEAKNESS Electric Grass | BOOSTED BY Rainy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO Porygon-ZPorygon-Z Charge Beam Electric Solar Beam Grass
Pokemon GO Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Pokemon GO ExeggutorExeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Pokemon GO HoundourHoundour
WEAKNESS Fighting Ground Rock Water | BOOSTED BY Fog Sunny
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO BlazikenBlaziken Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Pokemon GO HoundoomHoundoom
WEAKNESS Fighting Ground Rock Water | BOOSTED BY Fog Sunny
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO MachampMachamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Pokemon GO RaltsRalts
WEAKNESS Ghost Poison Steel | BOOSTED BY Windy Cloudy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Pokemon GO GengarGengar Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO MetagrossMetagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel
Pokemon GO DialgaDialga Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
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