Kyogre Raid is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. Kyogre Raid Boss CP is 51968 and Kyogre is easily countered by strong Electric (Raikou is best Kyogre counter) and Grass types. This guide explains the best strategies for fighting Kyogre and goes over Pokémon that counter Kyogre.
Kyogre’s Max Raid Capture Combat power is as follows:
- 2328 (no weather, level 20, perfect IV)
- 2910 (rainy weather, level 25, perfect IV)
No legendary Pokémon is soloable, so Kyogre is not either. Around 4-5 trainers are required to defeat a legendary raid boss. Kyogre’s attacks are boosted by rainy weather.
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Kyogre Raid Counters
Praise Raikou. Fear the Blizzard Kyogre.
|Weakness Grass Electric|
Analysis of Kyogre counters
Raikou is an all star Kyogre counter, good vs all movesets. Zapdos and Jolteon fill the same niche, but they’re weaker performers. Blizzard is the most difficult Kyogre moveset and it completely nullifying Grass counters. We suggest the following setup:
- Blizzard moveset — Electric types + Groudon
- non-Blizzard moveset — Electric + Grass types
Electric types are a perfect choice as they take normal (or reduced) damage from all Kyogre’s moves, including the ones based around Blizzard — an Ice move that hinders Grass type performance. We recommend using Raikou, followed by Zapdos, to deal the largest possible amount of damage.
Grass type counters are definitely viable, especially during Clear weather, but Blizzard Kyogre will decimate your Grass team and OHKO (One Hit KO) almost every Grass attacker in the game. Surprisingly, Groudon with Solar Beam is a viable and very solid option against Thunder Kyogre, outperforming Venusaur, Exeggutor and Ho-Oh. Groudon is also very useful against Blizzard Kyogre. Sceptile gets a special shout-out due to its high DPS and good performance.
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)
Additional Kyogre counters
These counters are only meant for lower level players and for second (or third if you are unlucky) teams. However, they are still good to list:
- Ampharos with Charge Beam and Zap Cannon
- Tangela with Vine Whip and Solar Beam
- Victreebell with Razor Leaf and Solar Beam
- Meganium with Vine Whip and Solar Beam
- Manectric with Charge Beam and Wild Charge
- Magneton with Thundershock and Zap Cannon
The best weather to raid a Kyogre is Rain, as it unlocks the Level 25 capture encounter but 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.
Tips for catching Kyogre
Kyogre is notoriously difficult to catch due to its distance from the player and movement in the capture bonus encounter. Kyogre is extremely far away from the player which makes curveballs a very risky throw. 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:
Golden Razz Berry