Raikou Raid Boss

Raikou Pokemon GO

Raikou is one of the Legendary Raid Bosses in Pokemon GO, part of the Johto Beasts trio. Raikou Boss CP is 42932 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1913 (Level 20, perfect IV score).

It is not soloable and it is required to have at least 6-7 Trainers in order to take it down. Raikou is a pure electric type, resulting in a number of solid number of ground counters and second team choices.

Raikou is currently available throughout Asia and Australia (until October 31).

Raikou Raid Counters

Legendary Counters
Raikou
Rhydon Mud-Slap ground Earthquake ground
Golem Mud-Slap ground Earthquake ground
Donphan Tackle normal Earthquake ground
Tyranitar Bite dark Crunch dark
Stone Edge rock
Sandslash Mud Shot ground Earthquake ground
Nidoking Fury Cutter bug Earthquake ground
Weakness ground

Raikou Raid Counters Explained

As you can see from the table above, the best counters for Raikou are ground type attackers with access to Earthquake, the strongest ground type in game. Unlike Zapdos, Raikou doesn’t have a second type to make battles complicated – you just hit him with a quake.

As usual, we suggest using the proper moves with a properly sized team. Raikou is a worthy team member for any roster, topping Zapdos by roughly 5-10% in simulations. Capture it, farm it and enjoy spending time with your electric dog.

Raikou has only access to electric type moves (best moves marked bold):

  • Thunder Shock electric
  • Volt Switch electric
  • Wild Charge electric
  • Thunderbolt electric
  • Thunder electric

Additional Raikou Counters

As we already explained above, it’s best to counter Raikou with ground attackers and moves. However, don’t forget that the following Pokemon are also useful, despite not having a strict type advantage

We can recommend a few additional attackers:

Raikou Capture Table

No Medal
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry 1.67% 1.92% 2.50% 3.07%
Curve 2.83% 3.25% 4.21% 5.17%
Razz Berry 2.50% 2.87% 3.73% 4.58%
Curve 4.21% 4.83% 6.25% 7.65%
Golden Razz Berry 4.13% 4.74% 6.13% 7.51%
Curve 6.92% 7.92% 10.20% 12.43%
Bronze Medal
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry
1.84% 2.11% 2.75% 3.38%
Curve 3.11% 3.57% 4.62% 5.67%
Razz Berry
2.75% 3.15% 4.09% 5.02%
Curve 4.62% 5.30% 6.86% 8.39%
Golden Razz Berry
4.54% 5.20% 6.73% 8.23%
Curve 7.59% 8.68% 11.16% 13.58%
Silver Medal
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry
1.84% 2.30% 2.99% 3.68%
Curve 3.11% 3.88% 5.03% 6.17%
Razz Berry
2.75% 3.43% 4.46% 5.47%
Curve 4.62% 5.77% 7.46% 9.11%
Golden Razz Berry
4.54% 5.66% 7.32% 8.94%
Curve 7.59% 9.43% 12.11% 14.72%
Gold Medal
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry
2.17% 2.49% 3.24% 3.98%
Curve 3.66% 4.20% 5.44% 6.67%
Razz Berry
3.24% 3.71% 4.82% 5.91%
Curve 5.44% 6.23% 8.05% 9.83%
Golden Razz Berry
5.34% 6.11% 7.90% 9.65%
Curve 8.90% 10.17% 13.06% 15.85%