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.
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Kyogre Raid Counters
|WEAKNESS Electric Grass||BOOSTED BY Rainy|
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 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
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.
|Sunny||Boosts Grass types||–|
|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 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:
Golden Razz Berry