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Best Pokemon Go Guzzlord Raid Counters in 2022

Pokemon Go Guzzlord raid

A gluttonous legendary raid is making its Pokemon Go debut; in preparation for its debut, we have prepared the best Guzzlord raid counters to date in 2022.

Starting on November 9th, the Greedy Gluttons event will start in Pokemon Go. The Greedy Gluttons event will run until November 17th, at 10 A.M. During the event, the Ultra Beast Guzzlord will make its Pokemon Go debut in Legendary raids.

During the Greedy Gluttons event, Guzzlord and Mega Gyarados will appear in raids. Both the Mega Gyarados and Guzzlord raids will be available from November 8th to November 23rd; meanwhile, only the Mega Gyarados raid will offer a shiny variation after defeating the raid. Then from November 14th to November 17th, the Team Go Rocket Takeover event will take place granting players the chance to complete a special research guest leading to an encounter with Shadow Mewtwo.

Now let’s dive into the best Guzzlord raid counters.

Best Guzzlord raid counters in Pokemon Go

Guzzlord Raid Stats

  • Guzzlord is a Dark, Dragon-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to Fairy, Fighting, Dragon, Ice, and Bug-type moves.
  • The Guzzlord Raid CP is 26545
  • Guzzlord’s Base HP is 440
  • Its Attack is 188 and its Defense is 99
  • The Base catch CP is between 1565 to 1650
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 1956 to 2062
  • It is Weather Boosted by windy, or foggy weather
  • Its Fast moves can be Dragon Tail or Snarl
  • Its Charged moves can be Sludge Bomb, Dragon Claw, Brutal Swing, or Crunch

Guzzlord Raid Counters

Going into the Guzzlord raid, trainers will need a fast-attacking team of Pokemon with type effective moves or high attack stats. Overall, Guzzlord is a high HP Ultra Beast Pokemon. Thankfully it is easy to take down due to its vulnerabilities and low defensive Stat.

The raid can be easily completed by a team of 1 to 3 trainers; a team of 4 to 8 trainers can take it down quicker and a team of 8 to 20 trainers can burn through it making a better completionist bonus.

Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Alakazam, Mega Banette, or Mega Latias will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Fairy, Fighting, Dragon, Ice, and Bug-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Ghost, Psychic, Dragon, Steel, Fire, Water, or Grass -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:
  • Mega Alakazam – Counter & Dazzling Gleam
  • Gardevoir – Charm & Dazzling Gleam
  • Togekiss – Charm & Dazzling Gleam
  • Xurkitree – Thunder Shock & Dazzling Gleam
  • Primarina – Charm & Moonblast
  • Zacian – Quick Attack & Play Rough
Alternative Pokemon
  • Granbull – Charm & Play Rough
  • Ursaring – Counter & Play Rough
  • Salamence – Dragon Tail & Outrage
  • Mega Banette – Hex & Dazzling Gleam
  • Mega Latias – Charm & Outrage
  • Tapu Koko – Quick Attack & Dazzling Gleam
  • Sylveon – Charm & Dazzling Gleam
  • Mega Altaria – Dragon Breath & Dazzling Gleam
  • Dragonite – Dragon Tail & Outrage
Remember Shadow Bonuses

Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.

Let Us Know!

Will you try to get in one last Mega Banette and Giratina Raid? Both the legendary and mega raids will change on November 8th. Mega Gyarados and Guzzlord will appear in raids until November 23rd. If not, will you wait for the Nihilego and Mega Houndoom raids to return?

For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section.

If you want to add me on Pokemon Go, my trainer code is 3979-2857-6892. If you want to be invited to a raid throughout the month, follow me on Twitter at KillerKDemons.

Let us know if this information is helpful to you and look out for any raid invites from us in the future. Remember to follow the NicheGamer Twitter for a variety of Pop Culture news

Pokemon Go was developed by The Pokémon Company and is available now on iOS and Android.

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