Aggron Raid Guide: Aggron raid counters, IVs and moves

Pokémon GO Aggron, Lairon and Aron

Aggron is a Steel / Rock type and the new Level 4 Raid boss in Pokemon Go, with 33458 Raid boss cp. Aggron raid counters are based around Fighting, Ground, and Water type moves.

Aggron raid boss will have the following combat power in following capture encounters:

  • 1716 CP if caught as a 100% IV Level 20 CP Pokémon
  • 2145 CP if caught as a 100% weather boosted Pokémon during Snow or Partly Cloudy weather

You will need 4-7 trainers to defeat this raid boss. It is possible with a minimum of 3 players around level 30 and with the right team setup Pokémon.

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Aggron raid counters

Aggron raid counters heavily rely on Fighting and Ground moves in order to ensure a swift victory. Water based counters are an option, but there are several better choices readily available, namely Groudon and Machamp.

Aggron raid counters
Aggron
Weakness 2x Fighting
2x Ground
Water
Boosted by Snow
Partly Cloudy
Best Pokémon vs Aggron
Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Best all around counter for Aggron, great DPS, damage output and survivability.
Hariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Good attack and great HP, deals less damage than Machamp but lasts longer on average.
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Good all-round Aggron counter, but slower than Machamp and Hariyama. #1 counter in Sunny weather.
Heracross Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting
Great attack, but it’s regional exclusivity brings it down.
Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Glass cannon that can deal a surprising amount of damage.
Blaziken Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Another good glass cannon, a bit weaker than Brelloom.
Poliwrath Rock Smash Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Interesting option, but lacks on par with Blaziken.
Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Tanky and pretty good DPS, especially in Rainy weather, when it performs on par with Machamp and Hariyama.

As far as the quickest attackers to take down Aggron go, in nearly any weather it comes down to teams of Fighting types mixed with a few Groudon. As the 2x weakness comes into play, Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, and Blaziken can lead teams to a short victory, although all of which can be somewhat glassy, especially Blaziken if Aggron happens to have Stone Edge.

Beyond fighting, Ground types can come in to fill blanks in teams, with Groudon leading the charge, followed by a distant Donphan and Rhydon.

Water-Type counters such as Kyogre should not be used against Thunder. We do recommend that Water-Types are to be put on the end of teams, as, excluding Kyogre, they do not do as much damage as the 2x Dealing Fighting and Ground-Types.

Good weather counters vs Aggron

Taking the weather into account, you can see an improvement to any team in either Sunny, Rainy, or Cloudy weather.

  • Sunny weather will boost Ground moves, pushing Groudon on top of the counter list and making the fight significantly easier
  • Cloudy weather will boost Fighting type moves making Machamp, Hariyama and Breloom, Blaziken and Poliwrath even better
  • Rainy weather will boost Water moves, helping Kyogre bridge the damage gap and perform as good as any other Fighting

Aggron moves

At this moment, it seems that all Aggron’s moves are easily handled by its counters. We recommend taking the potential damage output into consideration, as Aggron’s attacks really hurt.

Quick Moves:

  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Dragon Tail Dragon

Charge Moves:

  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Heavy Slam Steel
  • Thunder Electric

Aggron usefulness

Aggron will be one of the two best Steel counters in the game against Gardevoir’s fairy typing. The other good steel type is Metagross. Aggron’s steel type moveset is Iron Tail and Heavy Slam.

Aggron is going to be an awesome counter to Rayquaza; it’s going to take reduced damage from all of Rayquaza’s possible moves and Aggron’s fast move Dragon Tail and charge move Stone Edge will both be Super-Effective against Rayquaza.

Being steel and rock type, Aggron resists Normal, Ice, Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Dragon and Fairy type attacks. Weaker defender due to fighting and ground weaknesses. Machamp and other fighting types leading the gym attacking meta-game and Groudon now available as the best ground type.

Aggron Raid IV and CP Chart

CP Attack Defense Stat Weather Boost Percent
1716 15 15 15 2145 100%
1714 15 14 15 2142 98%
1711 15 15 14 2138 98%
1708 14 15 15 2135 98%
1711 15 13 15 2135 96%
1708 15 14 14 2135 96%
1705 15 15 13 2132 96%
1705 14 14 15 2132 96%
1700 13 15 15 2125 96%
1708 15 12 15 2136 93%
1705 15 13 14 2132 93%
1703 14 13 15 2129 93%
1702 15 14 13 2128 93%
1700 14 14 14 2125 93%
1699 15 15 12 2125 93%
1697 13 14 15 2122 93%
1695 13 15 14 2118 93%
1692 12 15 15 2115 93%
1706 15 11 15 2132 91%
1703 15 12 14 2129 91%
1700 14 12 15 2126 91%
1700 15 13 13 2125 91%
1697 14 13 14 2122 91%
1697 15 14 12 2111 91%
1695 13 13 15 2119 91%
1694 15 15 11 2118 91%
1694 14 14 13 2118 91%
1692 13 14 14 2115 91%
1691 14 15 12 2115 91%
1689 12 14 15 2112 91%
1689 13 15 13 2119 91%
1686 12 15 14 2108 91%
1684 11 15 15 2105 91%
1636 10 10 10 2045 67%