Shadow Wobbuffet Raid Guide

Wobbuffet (Shadow)

Shadow Wobbuffet is available from Tier 3 Shadow Raids. Shadow Raids can only be participated in using in-person raid passes. Shadow Wobbuffet cannot be shiny from Shadow raids.

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

  • 491 – 586 CP (no weather boost, 100% Wobbuffet at Level 20)
  • 613 – 733 CP (Windy weather, 100% IV Wobbuffet at Level 25)

Shadow Wobbuffet is a Psychic-type Pokémon. Shadow Wobbuffet is weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Fighting and Psychic-type moves. Shadow Wobbuffet is a difficult tier 3 raid due to the Shadow Raid mechanism. You will need to be well prepared with top counters, correct movesets, powered-up Pokémon, and most importantly, Purified Gems.

We would suggest that if you intend to solo this raid, you keep an eye on the weather. Utilise weather that boosts your Bug, Dark tor Ghost type moves, Rainy and Fog weather respectively, and ensure that you are using top-tier counters. These are much more difficult raids than your usual tier 3 raid. If you are lower level or without ideal counters, you will need to bring a friend, or two!

Shadow Wobbuffet is one of the slightly easier tier 3 Shadow raids, but still trickier than you may be expecting.

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Best Shadow Wobbuffet Counters

While Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up, we have included the top Shadow Pokémon you can use against Shadow Wobbuffet. 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.

The best raid counters according to our GO Hub battle simulator for Shadow Wobbuffet are:

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Tyranitar (Mega) Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 0 88s
2. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1 76s
3. Tyranitar (Shadow) Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 0 88s
4. Chandelure (Shadow) Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1 83s
5. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1 85s
6. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 0 96s
7. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Ascent Flying 0 96s
8. Cursola (Shadow) Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1 89s
9. Gengar (Shadow) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1 83s
10. Gholdengo Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 0 106s
11. Mewtwo (Shadow) Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 1 101s
12. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Crunch Dark 0 108s
13. Weavile (Shadow) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 1 94s
14. Tyranitar Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 0 106s
15. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Force Ghost 0 107s
16. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 1 102s
17. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Payback Dark 1 95s
18. Alakazam (Mega) Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 1 101s
19. Pinsir (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 1 102s
20. Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1 100s
21. Hydreigon Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 1 103s
22. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 0 108s
23. Gardevoir (Mega) Magical Leaf Grass Shadow Ball Ghost 0 109s
24. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 0 109s
25. Houndoom (Shadow) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 1 101s
26. Scizor (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 0 113s
27. Honchkrow (Shadow) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 1 100s
28. Volcarona Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 1 108s
29. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 0 117s
30. Banette (Shadow) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 1 98s

Shadow Wobbuffet Stats and Max CP

Wobbuffet (Shadow) Psychic
Max CP at Level 40 1026 | Max CP at Level 50 1160
ATK 60 DEF 106 HP 382
Weak To: Resistances:
Bug Dark Ghost Fighting Psychic

Shadow Wobbuffet Move Sets

Wobbuffet can have the following moves as a raid boss:

Fast moves Charged moves
  • Splash Water
  • Counter Fighting
  • Charm Fairy
  • Mirror Coat Psychic

Shadow Raid Information & Advice

As a shadow raid, Wobbuffet will hit harder than ever before, so make sure your counters are powered up, have the right moveset, and aren’t weak to the raid bosses moves. These tier 3 raids are a tricky solo 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 Wobbuffet 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 from 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 Wobbuffet raid, as without them you won’t be able to return it to its normal, non-enraged state.

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 defense 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!

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