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!

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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

Poliwag
WEAKNESSElectric Grass  | BOOSTED BY Rainy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass
Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Zap Cannon Electric

 

Grimer
WEAKNESS Ground Psychic  | BOOSTED BY Cloudy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Mewtwo Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic
Azelf Extrasensory Psychic Futuresight Psychic
Espeon Zen Headbutt Psychic Futuresight Psychic

 

Muk
WEAKNESS Ground Psychic  | BOOSTED BY Cloudy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Psychic Psychic
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Azelf Confusion Psychic Futuresight Psychic

 

Drowzee
WEAKNESS Bug Dark Ghost | BOOSTED BY Windy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Absol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
Weavile Feint Attack Dark Foul Play Dark
Hypno
WEAKNESS Bug Dark Ghost | BOOSTED BY Windy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
Cubone
WEAKNESS Grass Ice Water | BOOSTED BY Sunny
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Sceptile Bullet Seed Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
Tangrowth Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass
Scyther
WEAKNESS Rock Electric Fire Flying Ice | BOOSTED BY Rainy Windy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Magikarp
WEAKNESS Electric Grass | BOOSTED BY Rainy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Porygon-Z Charge Beam Electric Solar Beam Grass
Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Exeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Houndour
WEAKNESS Fighting Ground Rock Water | BOOSTED BY Fog Sunny
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Blaziken Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Houndoom
WEAKNESS Fighting Ground Rock Water | BOOSTED BY Fog Sunny
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock
Ralts
WEAKNESS Ghost Poison Steel | BOOSTED BY Windy Cloudy
Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Gengar Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel
Dialga Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
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