Here is everything you need to know so you can defeat and catch Kyurem in Tier 5 Legendary Pokemon GO Raids!
Tier 5 Raids are always challenging to win in Pokemon GO, but if you want to catch all of the Legendary pokemon, you’ll need to succeed in these difficult battles first.
Luckily, defeating Kyurem is pretty straightforward once you know the best Pokemon to counter it!
How to Beat Kyurem in Pokemon GO Raids
As Kyurem is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid boss, you will ideally need to battle it as part of a team of at least 5 Pokemon trainers.
Additionally, all of these Pokemon trainers will need to have strong Pokemon to counter Kyurem’s weaknesses.
Check out our top tips to win Raids in Pokemon GO for guidance on how to beat any boos in the game, including Kyurem!
What Type is Kyurem?
Kyurem is a Dragon/Ice-type Pokemon, the only Pokemon in the game with this type.
This typing means it has five weaknesses and just three resistances. Therefore, it is reasonably easy to counter when battling in a Raid.
Kyurem is weak to all of the above attack types in Pokemon GO, meaning they deal 160% damage to it. Therefore, when battling it, you’ll want to make sure your team is made up of Pokemon of these types.
All of these types deal just 63% damage to Kyurem, as it resists them.
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Best Pokemon to Counter Kyurem in Raids
The best Pokemon to counter Kyurem in Pokemon GO Raids are Mega Blaziken, Mega Latios, Terrakion, Keldeo, and Metagross.
However, due to Kyurem having five weaknesses, any Pokemon with Dragon, Fairy, Fighting, Rock, or Steel-type Pokemon should be effective against it.
These are the 10 best Pokemon to use in Kyurem Raids:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Blaziken||Counter||Focus Blast|
|Terrakion||Double Kick||Sacred Sword|
|Keldeo||Low Kick||Sacred Sword|
|Metagross||Bullet Punch||Meteor Mash|
|Mega Latios||Dragon Breath||Dragon Claw|
|Mega Lopunny||Double Kick||Focus Blast|
|Zacian||Metal Claw||Play Rough|
|Dialga||Metal Claw||Draco Meteor|
Find out the fastest way to earn Candy in Pokemon GO so you can power up your ‘Mon for this Raid!
Also, find out how to Mega Evolve Pokemon in Pokemon GO. Mega Evolutions will prove to be a big help in difficult Raid battles!
When is Kyurem in Pokemon GO Raids?
Kyurem is in Tier 5 Pokemon GO Raids from December 23, 2022, to January 1, 2023, during part 2 of the Pokemon GO Winter Holiday event.
Any Kyurem caught during this time will also know the exclusive charged attack Glaciate!
There is also an upcoming Kyurem Raid Hour which will be the best time to catch this Legendary ‘Mon!
Is There Shiny Kyurem in Pokemon GO?
Yes, there is a shiny version of Kyurem in Pokemon GO, and lucky players may encounter it after winning a 5-star Kyurem Raid.
The shiny Kruyem has a darker grey body and legs, while its wings and head are a darker blue/purple color instead of light blue.
Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out the exact chance of encountering shiny Kyurem!
Best Kyurem Attacks & Moveset
The best moveset for Kyurem to have in Pokemon GO is Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor.
However, if you want to teach Kyurem an additional charged attack for it to be more useful in the GO Battle League, then Glaciate is another very good option.
These are all of the attacks that Kyurem can learn in Pokemon GO:
|Fast Attacks||Charged Attacks|
|Dragon Breath (Dragon)||Blizzard (Ice)|
|Steel Wing (Steel)||Dragon Claw (Dragon)|
|Draco Meteor (Dragon)|
|Icy Wind (Ice)|
Find out how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO so you can teach your Kyurem any of these attacks!
Kyurem has pretty good attack and stamina in Pokemon GO. However, its defense stat isn’t lacking either, making it a pretty well-rounded Pokemon.
Check out the list of every Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO to see how many more you need to catch!