Groudon is a legendary Raid Boss in Pokemon GO and one-third of the weather trio alongside Rayquaza and Kyogre. You can encounter Kyogre and Groudon in five-star raids during the Hoenn Celebration Event leading up to the Pokemon GO Tour: Kanto. In this guide, we’ll take a look at how to catch Groudon in Pokemon GO and look at a few of the best counters and weaknesses.
How to catch Groudon in Pokemon GO
You can catch Groudon and Kyogre in five-star raids from January 19 through January 24. Trainers can take on the Groudon as a duo, but they’ll need the optimum weather-boosted Pokemon. To be safe, we recommend anywhere from three to five players. In general, the pure Ground-type Pokemon Groudon is weak to Water, Ice, and Grass-types, but you can find a list of the best counters down below.
Sunny weather boosts Groudon to level 25 and enhances the Mud Shot, Earthquake, Solar Beam, and Fire Blast moves. Be careful of using Grass and Ice-types in sunny weather! Using Water-type Pokemon in rainy weather against Groudon is a good idea for the extra boost, but look out for Solar Beam.
Best Groudon Counters in Pokemon GO
These are some of the best Groudon counters in Pokemon GO:
- Mega Venusaur with Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant
- Shadow Gyarados with Waterfall and Hydro Pump
- Mega Blastoise with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
- Shadow Swampert with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
- Shadow Mewtwo with Confusion and Ice Beam
- Kyogre with Waterfall and Surf
- Shadow Venusaur with Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant
- Mega Abomasnow with Razor Leaf and Weather Ball
- Tangrowth with Vine Whip and Power Whip
- Torterra with Razor Leaf and Frenzy Plant
- Gyarados with Waterfall and Hydro Pump
- Swampert with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
Groudon has the following fast and charge moves:
- Dragon Tail (Dragon) Quick Move
- Mud Shot (Ground) Quick Move
- Fire Blast (Fire) Charge Move
- Solar Beam (Grass) Charge Move
- Earthquake (Ground) Charge Move