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Pokemon GO: Kyogre Raid Guide – Best Counters, Weaknesses

Find out how to defeat and catch Kyogre in raids! The best counters, weaknesses, and everything else you need to know!

There have been lots of exciting raid battles in Pokemon GO recently! Whether it’s the return of Mega Altaria, or the mighty Tapu quartet of legendaries, there are many exciting ‘Mon to catch.

One upcoming addition to the raid pool is the fan-favorite Kyogre. Kyogre hasn’t been available in raids for a long time, so fans are excited to finally catch one!

This fan-favorite ‘Mon is available in raids for one week only, starting June 1.

Kyogre is famous for being the mascot of Pokemon Sapphire. It’s also the strongest Water-type Pokemon in the game, making it a must-catch!

A Kyogre is launching a powerful Hyper Beam attack.

To catch Kyogre, trainers will need to first defeat it in a raid battle. This means you have to battle an incredibly strong Pokemon with other trainers.

Once the Pokemon is defeated, its CP will drop to a lower level, and trainers will have the opportunity to catch it. We recommend stocking up on Razz Berries and Golden Razz Berries, as Kyogre is a difficult Pokemon to catch!

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Of course, in order to catch Kyogre, you need to be able to defeat it. Here’s our expert guide to defeating Kyogre in a raid!

Best Kyogre Raid Counters

Kyogre is a 5 star raid Pokemon. It’s impossible to take down alone, so we recommend bringing at least two friends along to help.

While Kyogre is a difficult raid boss, we have everything you need to know in order to win the raid. Let’s GO!

Kyogre Stats and Type

Kyogre is a powerful Pokemon with excellent all-around stats. Here are its stats in Pokemon GO:

  • Max CP: 4652
  • Attack: 270
  • Defense: 220
  • Stamina: 205

Additionally, it is a pure Water-type. This means Kyogre resists attacks from the following types:

  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Steel
  • Water

This means you shouldn’t go into battle using attacks of these types. Let’s take a look at Kyogre’s weaknesses!

  • Grass
  • Electric

Since Kyogre only has two weaknesses, you need to ensure all your Pokemon know powerful Grass or Electric-type moves. Some great options include Frenzy Plant, Seed Bomb, Wild Charge, and Thunderbolt!

Kyogre Attacks and Moves

A Kyogre is launching a powerful Hydro Pump attack.

In a Kyogre Raid, you need to choose Pokemon that can withstand its powerful attacks. Here are the fast and charged moves that Kyogre uses in raid battles!

Kyogre Fast Moves

  • Waterfall (Water)

Kyogre Charged Moves

  • Blizzard (Ice)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)
  • Surf (Water)
  • Thunder (Electric)

This means that Kyogre can hit the following types for super-effective damage:

  • Dragon
  • Fire
  • Flying
  • Grass
  • Ground
  • Rock
  • Steel
  • Water

Because of this, you need to pick your Pokemon carefully to ensure Kyogre cannot defeat them. 

Thankfully, we’ve picked out the best Kyogre raid counters to choose!

Best Pokemon To Defeat Kyogre Raid

A Kyogre is glowing with a mysterious light. It's in a big pool of water inside a dark cave.

Kyogre is a difficult Pokemon to face because of its huge attack and excellent bulk. Because of this, the best Pokemon to bring to a Kyogre Raid are strong Electric and Grass-type Pokemon, 

Since Kyogre only has two weaknesses, it’s worth using Pokemon that can hit them. Electric ‘Mon can’t be hit super-effectively by any of Kyogre’s moves, and Grass ‘Mon can resist its powerful Waterfall attack.

If you’ve got a strong Alolan Golem from Alolan Geodude Community Day, why not bring it along?

Top 10 Pokemon For Kyogre Raid

While these are not the only Pokemon that can be useful, here are the 10 best Pokemon to use in a Kyogre raid. Make sure you equip them with powerful Ice-type moves!

  1. Zarude
  2. Zekrom
  3. Thundurus (Therian Form)
  4. Raikou
  5. Zapdos
  6. Tapu Bulu
  7. Tangrowth
  8. Magnezone
  9. Venusaur
  10. Chesnaught

Of course, these aren’t the only powerful Pokemon you can use! Here’s some other useful ‘Mon to use – just make sure they’re equipped with powerful Grass and Electric-type moves!

  • Electric: Luxray, Electivire, Jolteon
  • Grass: Roserade, Sceptile, Leafeon
Pokemon GO Season of GO

There are lots of features upcoming in Pokemon GO! The June spotlight hours schedule has been announced with lots of familiar faces returning.

However, lots of fans aren’t happy with recent updates to the game. Some have decided to boycott Pokemon GO Fest entirely!

It’s easy to see why recent changes have sparked outrage. Between remote raid pass price increases and “rip off” bundle prices, it’s understandable.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for our Alola To Alola raid guides and list, check it out here.

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