Groudon counters: best Pokémon vsa Groudon Raid boss

Generation III Pokemon GO

Groudon is a Tier 5 (Legendary) Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 51968, a number of easily available raid counters and Max Capture CP of:

  • 2328 (no weather, level 20, perfect IV)
  • 2910 (Sunny weather, level 25, perfect IV).

This page describes how to counter Groudon, which Pokemon are best Groudon Raid counters and helps you understand the strategy required to defeat a Groudon and score the catch.

Groudon is not soloable and it is required to have at minimum 4 Trainers in order to take down a Groudon. Groudon is a ground type, with no double weaknesses. 

Groudon raid counters, weaknesses and weather boost
Groudon raid countersGroudon
Weakness Ice Water Grass Boosted by Sunny
Versus all movesets (best counters)
Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Ho-Oh Extrasensory Psychic Solar Beam Grass
Versus not Fire Blast Fire
Articuno Frost Breath Ice Blizzard Ice
Sceptile Bullet Seed Grass Leaf Blade Grass
Exeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Venusaur Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Versus not Solar Beam Grass
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Solar Beam Grass
Vaporeon Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water
Good generalists versus Groudon
Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Hydro Pump Water

Picking Groudon’s counters is difficult. Groudon doesn’t have a double weakness, it doesn’t have a glaring flaw, nor does it have an inherent counterpart aside from Kyogre.

Overall, Kyogre with Waterfall and Hydro Pump is the best Groudon counter you can have. For others, we are banking on a mix of Solar Beam Grass / Leaf Blade Grass / Hydro Pump Water wielders that take normal or reduced damage from Groudon’s moves. We expect that some raids with particular Groudon movesets will be a very challenging fight, a lot harder than a Solar Beam Ho-Oh.

After analyzing Groudon’s move pool from previous main series Pokemon games, we expect Groudon to have access to the following quick and charge moves:

  • Iron Tail steel (quick)
  • Mud Slap ground (quick)
  • Fire Blast fire (charge, one bar)
  • Solar Beam grass (charge, one bar)
  • Earthquake ground (charge, one bar)

With that in mind, you can see why picking a solid Groudon counter can be difficult. As Solar Beam is basically a guaranteed charge move for Groudon (lore-wise), we are expecting Groudon to be a better version of the dreaded “Solar Beam Ho-Oh”.

When you combine Solar Beam with Groudon’s absurd Attack stat (297), it’s guaranteed it will melt any opponent that takes normal or super effective damage from grass moves.

Additional Groudon Counters

As if picking your main lineup is not difficult enough! Basically, go with anything that has either Hydro Pump or Solar Beam, but don’t expect it to last very long:

  • Jynx with a good moveset
  • Omastar with WG/HP
  • Feraligatr with WG/HP
  • Tangela with VW/SB
  • Victreebel with SB
  • Meganium with VW/SB

Groudon IV Chart

Groudon raid IV/CP chart shows only values from 100% to 86% IV, as anything lower than that is not worth your Stardust and hard earned Groudon candy.

LVL 20 LVL 25 % ATK DEF STA
2328 2910 100.00% 15 15 15
2322 2903 97.78% 15 15 14
2323 2905 97.78% 15 14 15
2320 2900 97.78% 14 15 15
2316 2895 95.56% 15 15 13
2318 2897 95.56% 15 14 14
2319 2899 95.56% 15 13 15
2314 2893 95.56% 14 15 14
2315 2894 95.56% 14 14 15
2312 2890 95.56% 13 15 15
2310 2888 93.33% 15 15 12
2312 2890 93.33% 15 14 13
2313 2892 93.33% 15 13 14
2315 2894 93.33% 15 12 15
2308 2885 93.33% 14 15 13
2309 2887 93.33% 14 14 14
2311 2889 93.33% 14 13 15
2306 2882 93.33% 13 15 14
2307 2884 93.33% 13 14 15
2303 2879 93.33% 12 15 15
2304 2880 91.11% 15 15 11
2306 2882 91.11% 15 14 12
2307 2884 91.11% 15 13 13
2309 2886 91.11% 15 12 14
2310 2888 91.11% 15 11 15
2302 2878 91.11% 14 15 12
2304 2880 91.11% 14 14 13
2305 2882 91.11% 14 13 14
2307 2884 91.11% 14 12 15
2300 2875 91.11% 13 15 13
2301 2877 91.11% 13 14 14
2303 2879 91.11% 13 13 15
2297 2872 91.11% 12 15 14
2299 2874 91.11% 12 14 15
2295 2869 91.11% 11 15 15
2298 2873 88.89% 15 15 10
2300 2875 88.89% 15 14 11
2301 2877 88.89% 15 13 12
2303 2879 88.89% 15 12 13
2304 2881 88.89% 15 11 14
2306 2883 88.89% 15 10 15
2296 2870 88.89% 14 15 11
2298 2872 88.89% 14 14 12
2299 2874 88.89% 14 13 13
2301 2876 88.89% 14 12 14
2302 2878 88.89% 14 11 15
2294 2868 88.89% 13 15 12
2295 2870 88.89% 13 14 13
2297 2871 88.89% 13 13 14
2298 2873 88.89% 13 12 15
2292 2865 88.89% 12 15 13
2293 2867 88.89% 12 14 14
2295 2869 88.89% 12 13 15
2289 2862 88.89% 11 15 14
2291 2864 88.89% 11 14 15
2287 2859 88.89% 10 15 15
2294 2868 86.67% 15 14 10
2295 2870 86.67% 15 13 11
2297 2872 86.67% 15 12 12
2299 2873 86.67% 15 11 13
2300 2875 86.67% 15 10 14
2290 2863 86.67% 14 15 10
2292 2865 86.67% 14 14 11
2293 2867 86.67% 14 13 12
2295 2869 86.67% 14 12 13
2296 2871 86.67% 14 11 14
2298 2873 86.67% 14 10 15
2288 2860 86.67% 13 15 11
2290 2862 86.67% 13 14 12
2291 2864 86.67% 13 13 13
2293 2866 86.67% 13 12 14
2294 2868 86.67% 13 11 15
2286 2857 86.67% 12 15 12
2287 2859 86.67% 12 14 13
2289 2861 86.67% 12 13 14
2290 2863 86.67% 12 12 15
2283 2855 86.67% 11 15 13
2285 2857 86.67% 11 14 14
2287 2858 86.67% 11 13 15
2281 2852 86.67% 10 15 14
2283 2854 86.67% 10 14 15