Best Groudon Raid Counters in 2022
Earlier this month, Niantic unveiled its plans for events in Pokemon GO throughout June. At the beginning of June, trainers had the opportunity to battle and catch Kyogre. During Pokemon Go fest, Kyogre & Groudon will appear in legendary raids. Groudon will spawn normally in Legendary raids from June 7th to June 16th at 10 AM local time. Trainers who are lucky will have the chance to encounter a shiny Groudon. Sadly, at this time we will not see the emergence of Primal Groudon in raids but it could appear in future raids.
Now check out our Groudon Raid guide below to learn the best raid counters!
Groudon Raid Guide
Groudon Raid Stats
- Groudon is a Ground-type Pokemon.
- It is weak to water, grass, and ice-type moves.
- Groudon’s Raid CP is 54,411
- Groudon’s Base HP is 205
- Its Attack is 270 and Defense is 228
- The Base catch CP is between 2260 – 2351
- The Boosted Catch CP is between 2825 – 2939
- It is Weather Boosted by sunny weather
- Its fast moves can be Dragon Tail or Mud Shot
- Its Charged moves can be Earthquake, Fireblast, or Solar Beam
Groudon Raid Counters
Going into the Groudon Raid, trainers will need Pokemon with high defensive stats, type effective attacks, or fast moves. Overall, Groudon is the easier of the Legendary primal Pokemon to take down in Pokemon Go with a well-rounded team. This raid can be easily completed by a team of 3 to 5 trainers; a team of 6 to 20 trainers can easily take it down, so make sure to get a better completionist bonus for additional Balls.
Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Blastoise, Mega Abomasnow, Mega Gyarados, or Mega Venusaur will make trainers’ lives easier. Ultimately, you will want to use Grass, Water, or Ice-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Poison, Rock, or Electric-type Pokemon.
Here are the best counters to overcoming the raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.
Primary Groudon Raid Counters:
- Mega Blastoise – Water Gun & Hydro Pump or Ice Beam
- Feraligatr – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
- Empoleon – Waterfall & Hydro Cannon
- Kingler – Bubble & Crabhammer
- Kyogre – Waterfall & Surf
- Swampert – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
Alternate Groudon Raid Counters:
- Mega Venusaur – Vine Whip & Frenzy Plant
- Sceptile – Fury Cutter or Bullet Seed & Frenzy Plant or Leaf Blade
- Roserade – Razor Leaf & Grass Knot
- Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang & Avalanche
- Mamoswine – Powder Snow & Avalanche
- Weavile – Ice Shard & Avalanche
- Crawdaunt – Waterfall & Crabhammer
- Glaceon – Frost Breath & Avalanche
- Mega Abomasnow – Powder Snow & Avalanche
- Gyarados – Waterfall & Hydropump
- Ho-Oh – Hidden Power & Solar Beam
- Torterra – Razor Leaf & Frenzy Plant
- Victreebel – Razor Leaf & Leaf Blade
- Zarude – Vine Whip & Solar Beam
- Breloom – Bullet Seed & Grass Knot
- Tapu Bulu – Bullet Seet & Solar Beam
- Sharpedo – Waterfall & Hydro Pump
- Samurott – Waterfall & Hydro Cannon
- Celebi – Magical Leaf & Leaf Storm
- Tangrowth – Vine Whip & Power Whip
- Jynx – Frost Breath & Avalanche
- Leafeon – Razor Leaf & Solar Beam
- Exeggutor – Bullet Seed & Solar Beam
- Simisage – Vine Whip & Grass Knot
- Floatzel – Waterfall & Hydro Pump
- Vileplume – Razor Leaf & Solar Beam
For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section. Will you be taking on Groudon & Kyogre during Pokemon Go Fest? Or will you wait until Groudon’s normal release and hunt for shiny Axew. When it is released normally, will you battle against it or save your premium or remote raid passes for the rerelease of Mewtwo? June’s Mega raids continue to be repeat raids from earlier this year; if you have yet to battle Mega Aerodactyl, Blastoise, or Venusaur then you have a second chance.
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