I was wondering what are everyone thought on shadows pokemons in pvp. Imo they are really bad, but I still see people using them. I understand that for ex shadow victreebel can be used as a bodyguard for registeel to murder any mudboi that would be switched in, but I don’t get why you would do a shadow team, which I found particularly weak.
For example, I recently battled against a full shadow team that looked like it was made to hard counter my team but I beat it easily anyways:
I lead with altaria, they lead with shadow gardevoir. I switch to forretress, they switch to shadow mawile with fire fang/power up punch. Obviously I got destroyed with double weakness, but still have time to use one of their shield. After I die I put on my quadsire. Once their mawile is out, they put on shadow victreebel, which once again destroys me, but not before I make them use their last shield. Finally, I easily finish the victreebel with altaria, and have a sky attack ready that kills the gardevoir before it can make any damage.
So my questions are: how is it possible to win such a bad matchup? Because shadows are really bad? And if so, why do people keep using them?