Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Shadow Houndour

Shadow Houndour is a Tier 3 Shadow Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. Shadow Raids allow you to fight against Shadow Pokémon and also give you a chance to capture them. Shadow Houndour contact barks and stays in packs. They are nocturnal Pokémon which are predators. As it is a Shadow Raid, it is much more difficult to defeat than a normal Tier 3 Raid Boss. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best counters that will help you seal your victory against Shadow Houndour.

Shadow Houndour in Pokémon Go

Shadow Houndour is a dual-type Dark and Fire Pokémon with a maximum CP of 1395 at level 50. It is also weak towards Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Water-type attacks. As it is a Shadow Pokémon, you should carry Shadow Shards and Purified Gems along with yourself into the battle as without these you won’t have much of a chance to defeat Shadow Houndour. So these are a must along with your absolute best counters.

Shadow Houndour Moveset

Pokémon Go Shadow Houndour Moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Shadow Houndour are Fire Fang and Foul Play. Both of them can deal damage of 17.93 per second and can also deal a total damage of 323.1. It is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles while you are fighting using this Pokémon. Other decent attacks from its movepool include Ember, Feint Attack, Dark Pulse, Flamethrower, and Crunch.

Best counters against Shadow Houndour in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that will provide you with the highest probability of winning against Shadow Houndour.

  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Garchomp (Mega): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Diancie (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Terrakion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Dragon Tail/Dragon Ascent
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Keldeo (Ordinary): Low Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Kyogre: Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Rock Wrecker
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Lucario: Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Lopunny (Mega): Double Kick/Focus Blast
  • Greninja: Water Shuriken/Hydro Cannon
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Alakazam (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Machamp: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Scorching Sands
  • Kingler: Bubble/Crabhammer
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Swampert: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
Pokémon Go Shadow Houndour counters
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While fighting against Shadow Houndour, you should try to look for Cloudy, Partly Cloudy, and Rainy weather as they will boost your Fighting, Rock, and Water-type counters respectively, and will put you in an advantageous position.

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