Earlier this week, we shared with you the best way to take on the legendary Guzzlord raid. Now, we have something even more exciting to share. On November 13th the elite Hoopa Unbound raid will be returning to Pokemon Go; in preparation for its return, we have prepared the best Hoopa Unbound raid counters list to date in 2022.
The Hoopa Unbound raid is part of the elite raids system and will run alongside Guzzlord and Mega Gyarados. Unlike the Mega Gyarados and Guzzlord raids, elite raids can only be battled in person; this feature is similar to the old ex-raid system. So gather your real-life friends and prepare for a challenge
Now let’s dive into the best Hoopa Unbound raid counters.
Best Hoopa Unbound raid counters in Pokemon Go
Hoopa Unbound Raid Stats
- Hoopa Unbound is a Dark, Psychic-type Pokemon.
- It is weak to Fairy and Bug-type moves.
- The Hoopa Unbound Raid CP is 66170
- Hoopa Unbound’s Base HP is 173
- Its Attack is 311 and its Defense is 191
- The Base catch CP is between 2197 to 2289
- The Boosted Catch CP is between 2746 to 2862
- It is Weather Boosted by windy or foggy weather
- Its Fast moves can be Confusion or Astonish
- Its Charged moves can be Psychic, Shadow Ball, or Dark Pulse
Hoopa Unbound Raid Counters
Going into the Hoopa Unbound raid, trainers will need a team of Pokemon with type effective moves or high defensive stats. Overall, Hoopa Unbound is one of the hardest hitting raid Pokemon. Thankfully it is easy to take down due to its vulnerabilities and average stats.
The raid can be easily completed by a team of 3 to 7 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 Beedrill, or Mega Scizor will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Fairy and Bug-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Ghost, Psychic, Fighting, or Dark-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 Bug Types:
- Mega Scizor – Fury Cutter & X-Scissor
- Genesect – Fury Cutter & X-Scissor
- Scizor – Fury Cutter & X-Scissor
- Vikavolt – Bug Bite & X-Scissor
- Yanmega – Bug Bite & Bug Buzz
- Escavalier – Bug Bite & Mega Horn
Alternative Bug Types:
- Mega Beedril – Bug Bite & X-Scissor
- Pinsir – Bug Bite & X-Scissor
- Pheremosa – Bug Bite & Bug Buzz
- Scyther – Fury Cutter & Bug Buzz
- Venemoth – Bug Bite & Bug Buzz
- Golisopod – Fury Cutter & X-Scissor
Primary Fairy Types:
- 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 Fairy Types:
- Granbull – Charm & Play Rough
- Ursaring – Counter & Play Rough
- Mega Banette – Hex & Dazzling Gleam
- Tapu Koko – Quick Attack & Dazzling Gleam
- Sylveon – Charm & Dazzling Gleam
- Mega Altaria – Dragon Breath & Dazzling Gleam
Remember Shadow Bonuses
Remember, Shadow versions of some of these Pokemon can be more efficient.
Let Us Know!
Will you try to take down the elite Hoopa Unbound raid? If not, both the legendary and mega raids will continue to be available. Hoppa Unbound has similar raid counters to Mega Gyarados and Guzzlord. If not, will you wait for the Nihilego and Mega Houndoom raids to return?
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