Kyogre Raid Boss Counters Guide

Kyogre Raid Boss Guide: Counters and Strategies

Kyogre is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon Go, being a member of the Weather Trio with Groudon and Rayquaza. Best Kyogre counters are strong Electric and Grass type Pokemon, but it heavily depends on Kyogre’s move set.

Kyogre Raid Boss CP is 49671, and you can catch it in the following CP Ranges:

  • 2260-2351 at Lvl 20, no weather boost
  • 2825-2939 at Lvl 25 with Rainy weather

Kyogre can be duoed with high level Grass and Electric Pokémon boosted by their respective weathers. Beyond that challenge, we recommend groups of 3-6, for high level trainers, or 7-20 for lower leveled players.

For our Simulator’s list of counters, check here. As well, for a full IV chart, you can check here. Kyogre is a puire Water type.

Written by JLiaw, formatted by GO Hub staff

Kyogre Raid Counters

Kyogre Raid Counters
KyogreKyogre
WEAKNESS Electric Grass BOOSTED BY Rainy
Supreme Kyogre Raid Counters
RaikouRaikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
ElectivireElectivire Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Raikou, alongside newcomer Electivire, are your top tier, consistent counters against any weather and any moveset. Either of these two, if you have them, need to be your leads.
LuxrayLuxray Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric
Time to bust out that shiny Luxray, if you were lucky enough to get one! It makes a great counter against any moveset and is with the likes of Raikou and Electivire above, although with a significantly higher TTW (Time to Win) and faint count.
Supreme, Moveset Dependent, Kyogre Raid Counters
ZapdosZapdos Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Zapdos, with its exclusive move Thunder Shock from Zapdos Day, is a excellent counter, being one of the top 6. That is, if Kyogre does not have Blizzard, where it will drop dramatically in usefulness.
RoseradeRoserade

VenusaurVenusaur

Razor Leaf Grass

Vine Whip Grass

Solar Beam Grass

Frenzy Plant Grass

Roserade and Venusaur take the same slot, as Roserade is just higher DPS (Damage Per Second) and Venusaur has more bulk. Even when it is not Sunny both of these Pokemon are in the top 6. Just avoid these if Blizzard is Kyogre’s charged move.
Excellent Kyogre Raid Counters
Time to win rises considerably from here, and these Pokémon are best kept to B-teams, when weather is beneficial, or used when a large group is active.
BreloomBreloom Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass
Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
MewtwoMewtwo Confusion or Psycho Cut Psychic Thunderbolt Electric
JolteonJolteon Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
SceptileSceptile Bullet Seed Grass Leaf Blade Grass
DeoxysDeoxys Charge Beam Electric Thunderbolt Electric
ShiftryShiftry Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass
VictreebelVictreebel Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass
MeganiumMeganium Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
MagnetonMagneton Spark Electric Discharge Electric

These Raid Boss counter lists assume that you have maxed out versions of each Pokémon, but in reality very few people do. With a Heat Map however, you can more easily identify whether, for example, your level 35 Pokemon will do more damage to the Raid Boss, than your level 40 Pokemon, due to it having a better and more effective moveset.

Here’s the Heat Map that we’ve made for Kyogre. If you need help on how to read and use this, please check out our Guide on Raid Boss Heat Maps (the method is also summarised at the bottom of the graphic).

Kyogre counters heat map
Kyogre counters heat map

Kyogre has access to the following moves, completely following its lore and control over sea and weather:

  • Waterfall Water (fast)
  • Hydro Pump Water (1 bar, charged)
  • Blizzard Ice (1 bar, charged)
  • Thunder Electric (1 bar, charged)

Raikou and Electivire are the all star Kyogre counters, being good vs all movesets with high damage and decent survivability to boot.

Blizzard is the most difficult Kyogre moveset as it renders Grass types useless to use, as they are immediately taken out in one hit. This isn’t to say that the Grass type is not useful, the Grass type counters are definitely viable, especially during Sunny weather, but Blizzard Kyogre will decimate your Grass team and OHKO (One Hit KO) almost every Grass attacker in the game.

Additional Kyogre counters

These counters are only meant for lower level players, those with a lack of access to counters, or for second (or third if you are unlucky) teams. However, they are still good to list:

  • Alolan Golem with Volt Switch/Wild Charge
  • Latios with Dragon Breath/Solar Beam
  • Cacturne with Sucker Punch/Grass Knot
  • Exeggutor with Bullet Seed/Solar Beam
  • Breloom with Bullet Seed/Seed Bomb
  • Manectric with Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Torterra with Razor leaf/Solar Beam

Weather considerations

The best weather to raid a Kyogre is Rain, as it unlocks the Level 25 capture encounter and also boosts Electric type moves. However, the Kyogre moves will also be boosted so be careful – the damage output will surprise you!

Second best weather is Clear, as it boosts Grass types and enables you to utilize their type coverage + weather boosted damage to defeat Kyogre more easily.

The worst weather for a Kyogre raid is Snow, as it boosts Blizzard and makes the hardest Kyogre matchup even more difficult.

Weather Chart

Weather Pro Con
Sunny Boosts Grass types
Windy
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy
Snow Boost’s Kyogre’s Blizzard Ice move
Rainy Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Electric types Boost’s Kyogre’s Waterfall, Hydro Pump Water, and Thunder Electric
Fog

Tips for Catching Kyogre

Kyogre is notoriously difficult to catch due to its erratic behaviour and frequent attacks in the capture bonus encounter. Kyogre will move from left to right, similar to other floating Pokémon, adding an additional level of frustration.

We suggest you practice curveballs from both screen ends and both rotations — especially if you’re not a “pro level curver”. We created a chart that displays all throw + berry combo chances to catch Kyogre:

Berry Curve Throw type
Normal Nice Great Excellent
No Berry
2.00% 2.30% 3.00% 3.70%
Curve 3.40% 3.91% 5.10% 6.29%
Razz Berry
3.00% 3.45% 4.50% 5.55%
Curve 5.10% 5.87% 6.29% 7.65%
Golden Razz Berry
5.00% 5.75% 7.50% 9.25%
Curve 8.50% 9.78% 12.75% 15.73%