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 Pokémon, but it heavily depends on Kyogre’s moveset.

Kyogre Raid Boss CP is 54411, 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 weather conditions. Beyond that challenge, we recommend groups of 3-6, for high-level trainers, or 7-20 for lower level trainers.

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

Written by JLiaw, formatted by GO Hub staff

Kyogre Raid Counters

Kyogre Raid Counters
Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre
WEAKNESS Electric Grass BOOSTED BY Rainy
Supreme Kyogre Raid Counters
Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Pokemon GO MagnezoneMagnezone Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric
Pokemon GO 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.
Pokemon GO SceptileSceptile Fury Cutter Bug Frenzy Plant Grass
Supreme, Moveset Dependent, Kyogre Raid Counters
Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Zapdos, with its exclusive move Thunder Shock from Zapdos Day, is an excellent counter, being one of the top 6. That is, if Kyogre does not have Blizzard, where it will drop dramatically in usefulness.
Pokemon GO Exeggutor (Alola)Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Pokemon GO RoseradeRoserade Razor Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Thunderbolt Electric
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.
Pokemon GO LuxrayLuxray Spark Electric Wild Charge Electric
Pokemon GO BreloomBreloom Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass
Pokemon GO VenusaurVenusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
Pokemon GO TangrowthTangrowth Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass
Pokemon GO ExeggutorExeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Pokemon GO ShiftryShiftry Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass
Pokemon GO VictreebelVictreebel Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass
Pokemon GO LeafeonLeafeon Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass
Pokemon GO JolteonJolteon Thunder Shock Electric Discharge Electric
Pokemon GO CarnivineCarnivine Vine Whipe Grass Power Whip Grass
Pokemon GO TorterraTorterra Razor Leaf Grass Solar Beam Grass

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, Magnezone, 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 unusable, 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 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:

  • Cacturne with Sucker Punch/Grass Knot
  • Groudon with Mud Shot/Solar Beam
  • Latios with Dragon Breath/Solar Beam
  • Manectric with Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Vileplume with Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
  • Alolan Golem with Volt Switch/Wild Charge
  • Palkia with Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor

Weather Chart

Weather Pro Con
Sunny Boosts Grass types
Partly 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

Tips for Catching Kyogre

Kyogre is notoriously difficult to catch due to its erratic behavior 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%