Pokémon Go guide: Groudon raid counters

To celebrate the success of Pokémon Go players participating in the yearly Earth Day event, Niantic is bringing the Legendary Groudon back into the game.

Groudon is the best ground attacker in the game, especially with Mud Shot and Earthquake. While a ground-type attacker doesn’t have as many uses as a dragon-type or psychic-type attacker, Groudon still comes in handy in plenty of situations.

To take Groudon down, players should build up a team of Pokémon with ice-, water-, or grass-type moves. The best counters with their movesets have been listed below.

  • Kyogre with Waterfall and Hydro Pump
  • Galarian Darmatian with Ice Fang and Avalanche
  • Kingler with Bubble and Crab Hammer
  • Roserade with Razor Leaf and Grass Knot

Of course, you don’t need these Pokémon to take down Groudon. They’ll just help you chunk it down quicker if you’re in a smaller group. The important thing is that the Pokémon’s moves align with Groudon’s weaknesses.

Groudon with its Shiny form. Shiny Groudon is yellow instead of red. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Once you have a Groudon, set it up with Mud Shot and Earthquake to make it a great ground-type attacker.

For more information on raids, you can check out our guide here.