Pokémon GO Raid Guide – Shuckle Best Counters & Weaknesses

by Ana Lopez

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Shuckle, and his shiny form, return to Raids during the 2023 Lunar New Year event in Pokémon GO. The Pokémon will be featured in Three-Star Raid battles. Shuckle can be hard to beat without a team of trainers, but this guide can help players figure out which Pokémon should and shouldn’t be involved in this battle.

What is Shuckle weak for in Pokémon GO?

Shuckle has three major weaknesses that players can exploit in battle. Shuckle will take more damage from Rock, Steel, and Water-type attacks.

  • Rocky moves – Rock-type attacks deal 160% of their normal damage to Shuckle.
  • Steel moves – Steel-type attacks deal 160% of their normal damage to Shuckle.
  • Movements of the water type – Water-type attacks deal 160% of their normal damage to Shuckle.

What is Shuckle immune to in Pokémon GO?

Shuckle has no immunity in Pokémon GO, meaning players are never left alone in battle, no matter which Pokémon they decide to take with them. However, this doesn’t mean that all Pokémon work well against Shuckle, and players should still rely on the Pokémon’s weaknesses to take it down most effectively.

What is Shuckle strong against in Pokémon GO?

Shuckle’s offensive strengths

Shuckle is a Bug and Rock-type Pokémon, but will mostly rely on Rock-type moves. When it comes to attacking, that means players should avoid taking fire, fly, critterand Ice-type Pokémon in battlebecause they will all take more damage from Shuckle’s Rock-like moves.

Shuckle’s defensive strengths

Defensively, Shuckle is resistant to poison and Movements of the normal type. This means players should avoid these types of attacks when facing Shuckle in a Raid battle.

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What are the best Pokémon to counter Shuckle in Pokémon GO?

The best Pokémon for battling a Shuckle Raid are Pokémon that have access to powerful Steel, Rock, and Water-type moves. The list of Pokémon below can be a good base for what a team makeup should look like when you go into battle.

  • Zacian
  • Metagross
  • Rampardos
  • Kyogre
  • Dialga
  • Kingler

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