Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for legendary Pokémon Raikou

Guide for the best counters against Raikou during Battle Raids!

Raikou is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. It is a quadruped feline-like Pokémon which is yellow. It has black stripes on its body and looks like a saber-toothed tiger. Its iris is red with a black pupil along with a purple mane on its back and white fur around its face. As it is a legendary Raid Boss, it won’t be an easy opponent so in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Raikou in the best way possible.

Raikou in Pokémon Go

Raikou is a pure Electric-type Pokémon with a maximum Raid Boss CP of 45435. It is vulnerable to only Ground-type attacks while being able to resist Electric, Flying, and Steel-type attacks. Even high-level players need to bring four to six players with them to win against Raikou. If they have completely maxed out counters, they can try to play as a duo but it will still be tough. Low-level players will need to go in groups of seven to twenty players to stay safe.

Raikou Movesets

Pokémon Go Raikou Movesets
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The best moves from the moveset of Raikou are Volt Switch and Wild Charge. Both of them have a combined DPS of 52 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 Thunder Shock, Thunder, Thunderbolt, and Shadow Ball.

Best counters against Raikou in Pokémon Go

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

  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Garchomp (Shadow): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Mamoswine (Shadow): Mud-Slap/High Horsepower
  • Rhyperior (Shadow): Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Ursaluna (Shadow): Tackle/High Horsepower
  • Rhydon (Shadow): Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Swampert (Mega): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Scorching Sands
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap/High Horsepower
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Donphan (Shadow): Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Golurk (Shadow): Mud-Slap/Earth Power
  • Flygon (Shadow): Mud Shot/Scorching Sands
  • Golem (Shadow): Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Ursaluna: Tackle/High Horsepower
  • Krookodile: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Earthquake
  • Rhydon: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Mewtwo (Shadow): Psycho Cut/Psystrike
  • Hippowdon (Shadow): Ice Fang/Scorching Sands
  • Nidoking (Shadow): Fury Cutter/Earth Power
  • Swampert (Shadow): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Donphan: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Entei (Shadow): Fire Fang/Scorching Sands
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Bite/Brutal Swing
Pokémon Go Raikou Counters
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Players should try to avoid Rainy weather as Raikou gets boosted in it and try to fight it in the Sunny weather as ground-type counters get boosted in it.

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