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How to Beat Primal Groudon in Pokemon GO Raids & Best Counters

To beat Primal Groudon Raids in Pokemon GO, you will ideally have a group of 10 high-level Pokemon trainers, each with strong Groudon counters, to battle it.

This may seem like overkill, but Primal Groudon has a whopping 92860 CP, the joint highest of any Raid boss in the game!

For some more help on beating this difficult boss, find out the top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids!

What Type is Primal Groudon?

Primal Groudon is a Ground/Fire-type Pokemon.

Its Primal Form gains the secondary Fire-typing, which makes it slightly easier to counter if you have the right Pokemon!

Read More: Can You Catch Shiny Groudon in Pokemon GO?

Pokemon GO Primal Groudon Trailer

Primal Groudon Weaknesses

Primal Groudon has one weakness and one double weakness in Pokemon GO. They are:

  • Ground
    • Ground-type attacks deal 160% damage to Primal Groudon
  • Water (Double Weakness)
    • Water-type attacks deal a whopping 256% damage

Considering these weaknesses, you should bring strong Water-types to battle Primal Groudon.

Here are the most powerful Water-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO so you can take down Primal Groudon with ease!

Primal Groudon Resistances

Primal Groudon has five resistances and one double resistance in Pokemon GO:

  • Bug
  • Electric (Double Resistance)
  • Fairy
  • Fire
  • Poison
  • Steel

Electric-type attacks deal just 39% damage to Primal Groudon, while the other types that it resists deal 63% damage to it.

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Best Pokemon to Counter Primal Groudon in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Primal Groudon in Raids are Kyogre, Swampert, Kingler, and Gyarados, as they all have powerful Water-type attacks.

Additionally, we recommend using a Mega or Primal Pokemon, such as Mega Swampert, Mega Blastoise, or Primal Kyogre, to boost your Water-type attacks in the Raid.

These are the top 10 Pokemon to use against Primal Groudon in Pokemon GO

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Primal KyogrePrimal Kyogre Pokemon GOWaterfallSurf
Mega SwampertMega Swampert Pokemon GOWater GunHydro Cannon
Mega BlastoisePokemon GO Mega BlastoiseWater GunHydro Cannon
KyogreKyogre Pokemon GOWaterfallSurf
SwampertSwampert Pokemon GOWater GunHydro Cannon
KinglerKingler Pokemon GOBubbleCrabhammer
GyaradosGyarados Pokemon GOWaterfallHydro Pump
FeraligatrFeraligatr Pokemon GOWaterfallHydro Cannon
SamurottSamurott Pokemon GOWaterfallHydro Cannon
ClawitzerClawitzer Pokemon GOWater GunCrabhammer

Now that you know the best counters for one Primal Pokemon, you might want to beat the other one. Check out our Pokemon GO Primal Kyogre Raid guide to make this battle much easier!

To ensure your Pokemon are as strong as possible for Raids, find out the fastest ways to earn Candy in Pokemon GO! This will let you quickly power up your Pokemon.

Also, make sure to get some Elite Fast and Charged TMs if you need to teach your Pokemon some new attacks!

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When is Primal Groudon in Pokemon GO Raids?

Primal Groudon will be in Pokemon GO Raids from 10 AM to 6 PM local time on February 25 and 26, 2023. This is during the Pokemon GO Tour: Hoenn – Global event.

It is not known when Primal Groudon will return to Raids following this, so make sure to battle it while you can!

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