Team Rocket Sierra Counters 2-1-2023

Sierra Counters In Pokemon Go

The Best Sierra Counters to help with getting to Giovanni.

The Crackling Voltage and Team GO Rocket Takeover events are currently underway in Pokemon Go. During these events, Team Rock minions will spawn in abundance assisting with the Shadowy Skirmishes’ special research task.  The Special Research event will be available until March 1st, 2023. The special research requires trainers to defeat Giovanni in order to capture Shadow Registeel.

Before trainers can do that, they will need to defeat Arlo, Cliff, and Sierra who can only be discovered using a rocket Radar. A Rocket Radar can be purchased either for 200 Pokecoins or by getting six rocket components. Once the three have been defeated, trainers will receive a Super Rocket Radar. With the Super Rocket Radar, trainers will be able to find Giovanni. Defeating Giovanni’s subordinates is no easy task, so here are the best Team Rocket Sierra Counters.


Sierra Counters

Sierra’s Pokemon line-up always consists of Shadow Beldum. During the Team GO Rocket Takeover event, Sierra can grant shiny shadow Beldum. Sierra consistently feels like the strongest of Giovanni’s generals to take down; that Lapras is deadly, so we have comprised a list of the best Sierra counters to help you take down his Pokemon team.

Sierra’s first Pokemon is always Shadow Beldum. Her second Pokemon can be one of three Pokemon, Flygon, Lapras, or Sharpedo. Her final Pokemon can be either Alakazam, Houndoom, or Shiftry.

Trainers can only use three Pokemon to take on any Team Rocket opponent. Make sure to choose your party carefully or else the fight can be exhausting. Below we will be a list of Pokemon with the most well-rounded moves to counter Sierra’s Pokemon.

Beldum Counters

Beldum is a Psychic, Steel-type Pokemon; it is weak to Ghost, Fire, & Ground-type moves. For the first Sierra Counter we recommend a Fire-Type

Fire Types
  • Charizard – Fire Spin & Blast Burn or Dragon Claw
  • Ho-Oh – Incinerate & Brave Bird or Sacred Fire
  • Infernape – Fire Spin & Blast Burn
  • Moltres – Fire Spin & Sky Attack
  • Entei – Fire Spin & Overheat
  • Heatran – Fire Spin & Fire Blast
  • Reshiram – Fire Fang & Overheat
Ghost & Ground Types
  • Chandelure – Hex & Shadow Ball
  • Hoopa – Astonish & Shadow Ball
  • Rhyperior – Mud Slap & Rock Wrecker
  • Mega Swampert – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Excadrill – Mud Shot & Drill Run
  • Garchomp – Mud Shot & Earth Power

Flygon Counters

Flygon is a Ground, Dragon-type Pokemon that is weak to Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-type moves. Below are the best Flygon counters.

  • Dragonite – Dragon Tail & Outrage
  • Kyurem – Dragon Breath & Blizzard
  • Mamoswine – Podwer Snow & Avalanche
  • Weavile – Ice Shard & Avalanche
  • Zekrom – Dragon Breath & Outrage

Lapras Counters

Lapras is the second option trainers may fight when facing Sierra. Lapras is a Water Ice-type making it weak to Electric, Grass, Fighting, and Rock-type moves.

  • Tyranitar – Smack Down & Stone Edge
  • Kartana – Razor Leaf & Leaf Blade
  • Roserade – Razor Leaf  & Leaf Storm
  • Sirfetch’d – Fury Cutter & Leaf Blade
  • Xurkitree  – Spark & Power Whip
  • Zarude – Vine Whip & Power Whip
  • Probopass – Spark & Rock Slide or Magnet Bomb
  • Lucario – Counter & Aura Sphere

Sharpedo – Counters

The third and final second-round Pokemon is Sharpedo. Sharpedo is a Dark Water-type Pokemon; this makes it especially weak to Bug, Electric, Fairy, Fighting, and Grass-type moves.

  • Pheromosa – Bug Bite & Focus Blast
  • Golurk – Mud Slap & Shadow Punch or Dynamic Punch
  • Blaziken – Counter & Focus Blast
  • Conkeldurr – Counter & Dynamic Punch
  • Lucario – Counter & Aura Sphere or Close Combat
  • Machamp – Counter & Dynamic Punch
  • Kartana – Razor Leaf & Leaf Blade

Alakazam Counters

The first of the third round of Sierra’s Pokemon is Alakazam. Alakazam is a Psychic-type Pokemon. For this fight, you will need a Pokemon with Bug, Dark, or Ghost-type moves

  • Darkrai – Feint Attack & Shadow Ball
  • Hoopa – Astonish & Shadow Ball
  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut & Shadow Ball
  • Weaville – Snarl & Foul Play

Houndoom Counters

The second of the third round of Sierra’s Pokemon is Houndoom. Houndoom is a Dark Fire-type Pokemon. For this fight, you will need a Pokemon with Fighting, Ground, Rock, or Water-type moves.

  • Kyogre – Waterfall & Surf
  • Excadrill – Mud Shot & Drill Run or Rock Slide
  • Terrakion – Smackdown & Ancient Power or Rock Slide
  • Vaporeon – Water Gun & Hydro Pump
  • Empoleon – Waterfall & Hydro Cannon
  • Feraligatr – Water Gun & Hydro Pump
  • Rampardos – Smack Down & Rock Slide

Shiftry Counters

Shiftry is a Grass Dark-type Pokemon. This means that Shiftry is weak to Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Poison-type Pokemon. This means you get to pick your poison for any of these Sierra Counters.

  • Genesect – Fury Cutter & X-Scissor
  • Scizor – Fury Cutter & X-Scissor
  • Escavalier – Bug Bite & Mega Horn
  • Machamp – Counter & Dynamic Punch
  • Alakazam – Counter & Focus Blast
  • Breloom- Counter & Dynamic Punch
  • Darmanitan – Fire Fang & Overheat

Let Us Know!

Will you be actively pursuing Shadow Registeel or will you be hunting each Team Rocket Leader’s Shadow Pokemon? What do you think of the Team GO Rocket Takeover Event? Does our Sierra counter’s list help you?

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