Kyogre Raid Guide: counters, weather, CP values and how to catch

Kyogre Raid Boss Guide: Counters and Strategies

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 the 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 boost, level 20, perfect Kyogre IV)
  • 2910 (Rainy weather, level 25, perfect Kyogre 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.

Kyogre weakness and weather boost
Kyogre raidKyogre
Weakness Grass Electric Weather boostRainy
Best Pokémon vs Kyogre
Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Overall best counter, good vs. all movesets without much fuss. Raikou is a beast versus Kyogre, it’s overall the best counter by far, there’s not much we can say about him. Use it, be happy with it.
Zapdos Charge Beam Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Great DPS, but almost every Charge move hit will knock it out — Zapdos is a Kyogre glass cannon.
Latios Zen Headbutt Psychic Solar Beam Grass
If Kyogre doesn’t have Blizzard, Latios is a solid performer. It doesn’t have STAB on Solar Beam, but with its stats, it makes it worth while.
Venusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass
Great DPS, but will likely not survive long, especially versus a Blizzard Kyogre. Frenzy Plant is a wonderful move and it deals a lot of damage, regardless of Kyogre’s moveset.
Sceptile Bullet Seed Grass Leaf Blade Grass
A solid Kyogre raid counter: good DPS, has access to Leaf Blade, will probably die soon. We wouldn’t recommend it usually, but at least here, Sceptile can get some use.
Exeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
A good performer, but not good against Blizzard, you risk OHKO. Alolan Exeggutor is amazing, but not against Blizzard Kyogre. Due to it’s typing, the Alolan Exeggutor has double resistance to Water (HP, Waterfall) and Electric attacks (Thunder).
Groudon Dragon Tail Dragon Solar Beam Grass
Solid pick, mostly due to huge bulk.
Kyogre Waterfall Water Thunder Electric
Must have Thunder to be a viable counter.
Ho-Oh Extrasensory Psychic Solar Beam Grass
Great performer, works well even vs Blizzard Kyogre.
Jolteon Thunder Shock Electric Thunderbolt Electric
Good DPS, low bulk, it’s overshadowed by everything else on this list.

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. 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

Kyogre Raid IV Chart

ATK DEF STA MAX CP
Normal Weather
15 15 15 2328 2910
15 15 14 2322 2903
15 15 13 2316 2895
15 15 12 2310 2888
15 15 11 2304 2880
15 15 10 2298 2873
15 14 15 2323 2905
15 13 15 2319 2899
15 12 15 2315 2894
15 11 15 2310 2888
15 10 15 2306 2883
14 15 15 2320 2900
13 15 15 2312 2890
12 15 15 2303 2879
11 15 15 2295 2869
10 15 15 2287 2859
14 14 14 2309 2887
14 14 13 2304 2880
14 14 12 2298 2872
14 14 11 2292 2865
14 14 10 2286 2857
14 13 14 2305 2882
14 12 14 2301 2876
14 11 14 2296 2871
14 10 14 2292 2865
13 14 14 2301 2877
12 14 14 2293 2867
11 14 14 2285 2857
10 14 14 2277 2846
13 13 13 2291 2864
13 13 12 2285 2857
13 13 11 2279 2849
13 13 10 2273 2842
13 12 13 2287 2859
13 11 13 2282 2853
13 10 13 2278 2848
12 13 13 2283 2854
11 13 13 2275 2844
10 13 13 2267 2834
12 12 12 2273 2841
12 12 11 2267 2834
12 12 10 2261 2827
12 11 12 2268 2836
12 10 12 2264 2830
11 12 12 2265 2831
10 12 12 2257 2821
11 11 11 2255 2819
11 11 10 2249 2811
11 10 11 2250 2813
10 11 11 2247 2809
10 10 10 2236 2796

Weather considerations

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 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%