Pokémon Go Stakataka Raid: Best Moveset, Counters, and Tips

Guide for the best counters against Stakataka during Battle Raids!

Stakataka is an Ultra Beast Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. It appears to be made up of stones stacked over one another. Each stone is said to be a life form that acts like a cell in the body of this Pokémon. As it is an Ultra Beast Raid Boss, it will be quite a challenge to defeat it so you will need to be thoroughly prepared against it. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which you’ll have the best chances against Stakataka.

Stakataka in Pokémon Go

Stakataka is a dual-type Steel and Rock Pokémon with a maximum CP of 3242 at level 50. It is weak towards Water, Ground, and Fighting-type attacks with a 2x weakness towards Ground and Fighting type counters. Even with the right counters, it won’t be possible for you to defeat Stakataka all by yourself. So I’ll recommend you to go in groups of three to five players even if you have the best counters. You should bring even more players along with you if you don’t have optimal counters.

Stakataka Moveset

Pokémon Go Stakataka moveset
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The best moves from the movepool of Stakataka are Rock Throw as a fast move and Stone Edge as a charge move. They are also the best combination of moves that you can use in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent moves that I’ve found to be useful from the moveset of Stakataka are Take Down, Flash Cannon, and Bulldozer.

Best counters against Stakataka in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters which you can use against Stakataka which will provide you with the best team possible.

  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Garchomp (Mega): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Groudon (Shadow): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Heracross (Mega): Counter/Close Combat
  • Excadrill (Shadow): Mud-Slap/Scorching Sands
  • Garchomp (Shadow): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Terrakion: Double Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Keldeo (Ordinary): Low Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Keldeo: Low Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Machamp (Shadow): Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Sandsear Storm
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Hariyama (Shadow): Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Mamoswine (Shadow): Mud-Slap/High Horsepower
  • Lucario: Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Swampert (Mega): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Alakazam (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Rhyperior (Shadow): Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Conkeldurr: Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Lopunny (Mega): Double Kick/Focus Blast
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Scorching Sands
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Ursaluna (Shadow): Rock Smash/High Horsepower
  • Golurk (Shadow): Mud-Slap/Earth Power
  • Sirfetch’d (Shadow): Counter/Close Combat
  • Toxicroak (Shadow): Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Blaziken (Shadow): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Hippowdon (Shadow): Sand Attack/Scorching Sands
  • Machamp: Counter/Dynamic Punch
Pokémon Go Stakataka counters
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As Stakataka is a very tough opponent, you will need to be completely prepared against it with your best counters. Try to include your best options from Ground and Fighting type Pokémon as Stakataka has a 2x weakness towards them. You’ll have to use this to your full advantage to win.

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