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Pokemon GO Guzzlord Raid Guide: Best Counters, Weaknesses & More

The Ultra Beast Guzzlord can be a challenge to beat in Pokemon GO Raids for even experienced players! Here’s everything you need to know to defeat it.

If you want to get your hands on Ultra Beasts in Pokemon GO, you’ll need to be prepared to defeat them first. Of course, this is also the case for the gluttonous Guzzlord!

Whether you just want to know how to beat it, or are interested in its type, attacks, and if you can catch a shiny version, we’ve got you covered!

How to Beat Guzzlord in Pokemon GO Raids

To beat Guzzlord in Pokemon GO, you will need a team of at least 5 high-level Pokemon trainers. This is because it is a Tier 5 Raid boss.

Additionally, all of the trainers will need to know Guzzlord’s weaknesses and use Pokemon of the correct types to exploit them.

In addition to guidance specific for Guzzlord, you’ll want to know some top tips for Pokemon GO Raids too!

Guzzlord Pokemon GO Pokedex

What Type is Guzzlord?

Guzzlord is a Dark/Dragon-type Ultra Beast. This is an extremely rare typing and the only other Pokemon that are Dark/Dragon-type are Deino, Zweilous, and Hydreigon.

This means that Guzzlord also has a near-unique set of weaknesses and resistances players should learn before fighting it.

Guzzlord Weaknesses

  • Fairy (Double weakness)
  • Bug
  • Dragon
  • Fighting
  • Ice

Fairy-type attacks deal 256% damage to Guzzlord, while the other above attack types deal 160% damage.

Guzzlord Resistances

  • Psychic (Double Resistance)
  • Dark
  • Electric
  • Fire
  • Ghost
  • Grass
  • Water

Guzzlord is double resistant to Psychic-type attacks, meaning they only deal 39% damage. The other above attack types deal 63% damage.

Read More: Pokemon GO Raid Pass Guide – Types, How to Get & More

Guzzlord Pokemon GO Loading Screen

Best Pokemon to Use in Guzzlord Raids

The best Pokemon to use in Guzzlord Raids are Mega Alakazam, Mega Altaria, and Mega Latios.

However, standard Pokemon with strong Fairy-type attacks like Gardevoir, Togekiss, and Primarina are also very powerful against Guzzlord, if you don’t have access to these Mega Evolutions.

Here are the top 10 Pokemon to use in Guzzlord Raids as well as their best attacks:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega Alakazam Mega Alakazam Pokemon GOCounterDazzling Gleam
Mega Altaria Mega Altaria Pokemon GODragon BreathDazzling Gleam
Mega Latios Mega Latios Pokemon GODragon BreathDragon Claw
Mega LatiasMega Latias Pokemon GOCharmOutrage
GardevoirGardevoir Pokemon GOCharmDazzling Gleam
TogekissTogekiss Pokemon GOCharmDazzling Gleam
ZurkitreeXurkitree Pokemon GOThunder ShockDazzling Gleam
Primarina Primarina Pokemon GOCharmMoonblast
ZacianPokemon GO ZacianQuick AttackPlay Rough
GranbullGranbull Pokemon GOCharmPlay Rough

Here’s how to earn Candy faster in Pokemon GO. This will be useful so you can power up your Pokemon before Raids.

Also, check our Pokemon GO Mega Evolution guide to find out some tricks about how to Mega Evolve your Pokemon!

How to Get Guzzlord in Pokemon GO

The only way to catch Guzzlord in Pokemon GO is by defeating it in a Tier 5 Raid first.

Once you have defeated Guzzlord in a 5-star Raid, you will have the chance to catch it using the Premier Balls you get from winning the Raid.

When is Guzzlord in Pokemon GO Raids?

Guzzlord will be one of the many Ultra Beasts in Raids during the Ultra Beast Arrival event from 11 AM – 5 PM local time on November 27.

Guzzlord will be appearing in Raids in The Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, giving players from all over the world the opportunity to catch it.

Is There Shiny Guzzlord in Pokemon GO?

No, there is not a shiny version of Guzzlord in Pokemon GO. As this Ultra Beast is new to Pokemon GO, it will not get a shiny version in the game just yet.

Despite this, we expect to see a shiny version of Guzzlord arrive in Pokemon GO in mid-late 2023. This is based on the previous timeframe for 5-star Raid bosses to get shinies.

Check our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide for more information on the exact chances to encounter shinies.

Shiny Guzzlord Pokemon GO Pokedex

Guzzlord Attacks

Guzzlord can learn a number of Dragon, Dark, and Poison-type attacks in Pokemon GO. Here’s every fast and charged attack that it can use:

Fast AttacksCharged Attacks
Dragon Tail (Dragon)Dragon Claw (Dragon)
Snarl (Dark)Brutal Swing (Dark)
Crunch (Dark)
Sludge Bomb (Poison)

The best moveset for Guzzlord to use is Dragon Tail and Dragon Claw. If you want to teach it a second charged attack then Brutal Swing is another great choice!

If you want to teach Guzzlord any of these attacks, be sure to find out how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO!

Guzzlord Stats

Guzzlord has a massive amount of stamina, but this is balanced out by its low attack and defense stats.

StatValue
Attack188
Defense99
Stamina440
Max CP 3264

Guzzlord is just the latest Ultra Beast to appear in the game. Here’s every Ultra Beast in Pokemon GO so far!

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