The Terrakion Raid replaces the Virizion Raid in Pokemon Go.
This past weekend, Pokemon Go trainers had the opportunity to participate in the Hoenn Mega Raid Day event; during the event, trainers had the chance to battle against the debuting Mega Blaziken, Sceptile, and Swampert raids. Once the event was over, the legendary and mega raids returned to normal. Since then, trainers have been able to battle against the Mega Abomasnow and Virizion raids.
Starting on December 8th, the Terrakion raid will replace the Virizion raid; meanwhile, the Mega Abomasnow raid will be replaced with Mega Aggron. Like Virizion, Terrakion’s shiny variation will be available. So keep an eye out and if you are lucky, you might get your very own shiny.
Now let’s dive into the best Terrakion raid counters.
Best Terrakion raid counters in Pokemon Go
Terrakion Raid Stats
- Terrakion is a Rock, Fighting-type Pokemon.
- It is weak to Fairy, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Psychic, Steel, and Water-type moves.
- The Terrakion Raid CP is 48457
- Terrakion’s Base HP is 209
- Its Attack is 260 and its Defense is 192
- The Base catch CP is between 2,026 to 2,113
- The Boosted Catch CP is between 2,533 to 2,641
- It is Weather Boosted by Cloudy weather
- Its Fast moves can be Smack Down or Zen Headbutt
- Its Charged moves can be Earthquake, Close Combat, or Rock Slide
Terrakion Raid Counters
Going into the Terrakion raid, trainers will need a team of Pokemon with type effective moves, well-rounded Pokemon, or high defensive stats. Overall, Terrakion is a averagely balanced Legendary 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 2 to 5 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 Blastoise, Mega Alakazam, Mega Latios, and Mega Aggron will make the battle a lot easier for most trainers. Ultimately, you will want to use Fairy, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Steel, Psychic, and Water-type Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using Normal, Fire, Dark, Bug, Rock, or Poison-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 Water Types:
- Mega Blastoise – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
- Kyogre – Waterfall & Surf
- Gyarados – Waterfall & Hydro Pump
- Swampert – Water Gun & Surf
- Vaporeon – Water Gun & Water Pulse
- Milotic – Waterfall & Surf
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
Primary Steel Types:
- Mega Aggron – Iron Tail & Heavy Slam
- Metagross – Bullet Punch & Meteor Mash
- Steelix – Iron Tail & Heavy Slam
- Registeel – Metal Claw & Flash Cannon
- Celesteela – Air Slash & Heavy Slam
- Cobalion – Zen Headbutt & Iron Head
Primary Psychic Types:
- Mega Latios – Zen Headbutt & Psychic
- Mewtwo – Psycho Cut & Psystrike
- Latias – Zen Headbutt & Psychic
- Lunala – Confusion & Psychic
- Hoopa Unbound – Confusion & Psychic
- Alakazam – Confusion & Psychic
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 Legendary Virizion raid one more time; what about Mega Abomasnow? It has been a while since the Terrakion raid has been in Pokemon Go. Make sure to get your shiny, Cobalion and Mega Glalie will be the next two raids starting on December 15th.
For additional Pokemon Go news or raid guides, check out our Pokemon Go section.
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