Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Hisuian Growlithe 

Guide for the best counters against Hisuian Growlithe during Battle Raids!

Hisuian Growlithe is a Tier 1 Raid Boss and in its Hisuian form, it has dark orange hair and a tuft over its head which is long enough to cover its eyes. It also has a small horn on the top of its head and the rock components in its fur are believed to be the result of volcanic activity. As it is a Tier 1 Raid Boss, it is quite easy to fight against and as long as players have the right counters, they don’t have to worry about anything. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which players can finish the raid against Hisuian Growlithe as quickly as possible.

Hisuian Growlithe in Pokémon Go

Hisuian Growlithe is a dual-type Fire and Rock type Pokémon and has a maximum boss CP of 1495 at level 50. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Water-type attacks along with also having a 2x weakness towards both Ground and Water-type counters.

The large range of counters to choose from along with the added disadvantage towards Ground and Water-type counters make it a very easy opponent to fight against and high-level and low-level players alike can easily defeat it with the right counters.

Hisuian Growlithe Movesets

Pokémon Go Hisuian Growlithe moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Hisuian Growlithe are Ember and Rock Slide. Both of them have a combined DPS of 47.6 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include Bite, Flamethrower, and Crunch.

Best counters against Hisuian Growlithe in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Hisuian Growlithe and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Swampert (Mega): Mud Shot/Hydro Cannon
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Swampert: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Slowbro (Mega): Water Gun/Surf
  • Kingler: Bubble/Crabhammer
  • Clawitzer: Water Gun/Crabhammer 
  • Alakazam (Mega): Counter/Psychic
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Surf
  • Samurott: Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Ancient Power
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Drill Run
  • Feraligatr: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Empoleon: Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
  • Gyarados: Waterfall/Aqua Tail
  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Mamoswine: Powder Snow/High Horsepower
  • Kyogre: Waterfall/Surf
  • Gastrodon (East Sea): Mud-Slap/Earth Power
  • Gastrodon (West Sea): Mud-Slap/Earth Power
  • Golurk: Mud-Slap/Earth Power
  • Greninja: Bubble/Hydro Pump 
  • Crawdaunt: Waterfall/Crabhammer
  • Rhydon: Mud-Slap/Surf
  • Rotom (Wash): Thunder Shock/Hydro Pump
  • Milotic: Waterfall/Surf
  • Beedrill (Mega): Poison Jab/Drill Run
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Brave Bird
  • Flygon: Mud Shot/Earth Power 
Pokémon Go Hisuian Growlithe 
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Players should try to keep their best Ground and Water-type Pokémon in their team and they will be able to win this raid against Hisuian Growlithe. Good options to choose from include Greninja, Kyogre, and Milotic amongst many other good options.

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