Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
Shuckle
Difficulty:

Easy at trainer level 30 with proper counters

HP3,600 ATK23.36 DEF300.03
CP Range
Lvl 20 189 - 231 Lvl 25 236 - 289

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Snow, Rain, Partly Cloudy Snow, Rain, Windy, Partly Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Struggle Bug Easy
Rock Throw Easy

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Rock Blast Easy
Stone Edge Easy
Gyro Ball Easy

Overview

Shuckle represents the extreme of possible bulk for any raid boss. Not only does it have the highest defense in the game, but it barely does any damage, which slows down an attacker’s energy gain. Even the mightiest Kyogre in torrential rain doesn’t come close to defeating Shuckle by itself.

Fortunately, Shuckle’s utter lack of offensive presence means that 2 players with a couple of appropriate counters should make this an easy raid.

Approach

Team composition

  • Don’t think too hard - you only need to use 1, maybe 2 Pokemon apiece

Good movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable for 2-man in neutral weather at level 25
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Gyarados Gyarados
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Counters viable for 2-man in neutral weather at level 30
Metagross Metagross
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Sharpedo Sharpedo
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Cons:

  • The only Shuckle counter of which each player needs >2

Tyranitar Tyranitar
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Dragonite Dragonite
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Salamence Salamence
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Vaporeon Vaporeon
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Counters viable for 2-man in neutral weather at level 35
Swampert Swampert
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Rayquaza Rayquaza
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Raid Graph