Alakazam Raid Boss

Alakazam is one of the Raid Bosses encountered in Rare (Yellow) Raids and is proven to be soloable with a team of high CP Pokémon that benefit from SE moves against Alakazam, namely Tyranitar, Scizor, and Houndoom.

Alakazam Raid Boss CP is 23150 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1747 (Level 20, Perfect IV, no weather boost) and 2184 (Level 25, Perfect IV, weather boosted).

Alakazam raid guide
AlakazamAlakazam
Weakness Bug Dark Ghost Boosted by Windy
MewtwoMewtwo
  • Psycho Cut psychic
  • Shadow Ball ghost
GengarGengar
  • Lick ghost
  • Shadow Ball ghost
TyranitarTyranitar
  • Bite dark
  • Crunch dark
HonchkrowHonchkrow
  • Snarl dark
  • Dark Pulse dark
WeavileWeavile
  • Feint Attack dark
  • Foul Play dark
RaikouRaikou
  • Thunder Shock electric
  • Shadow Ball ghost
SharpedoSharpedo
  • Bite dark
  • Crunch dark
HoundoomHoundoom
  • Snarl dark
  • Foul Play dark
PinsirPinsir
  • Fury Cutter bug
  • X-Scissor bug
YanmegaYanmega
  • Bug Bite bug
  • Bug Buzz bug

Alakazam Raid Counters Explained

Alakazam is weak to following Types: bug, dark and ghost.

Tyranitar
But before we bug it out, we have to address the dinosaur in the room: Tyranitar. Tyranitar is a beast again Alakazam, as it takes not-very-effective damage from most of Alakazam‘s attacks, with the exception of Focus Blast fighting. Focus Blast Alakazam Raid Boss will one-shot anything that he manages to hit, so dodging is mandatory.

Scizor and Pinsir
Bugs suck. Nobody likes them, especially Alakazam. With super effective damage, easy availability and relatively high CP, bug Type Pokémon like Pinsir and Scizor finally have a place to shine. Always go for movesets with Fury Cutter and/or X-Scissor!

Houndoom
Houndoom
is a strong contender against Alakazam as it has access to strong dark moves, deals great damage, but it can not take a hit! Be very careful, dodge a lot and get that DPS out there.

Alakazam Solo Raid Tips

Alakazam Solo Raid is not really difficult, although you have to dodge. If the boss has Focus Blast then you have to dodge or get one-shot.

Remember to use Tyranitar and your Bug crew in the first attack squad. Use Gengars and Umbreons in the second wave (if the first wave of attack fails).

Prioritize DPS over survival, it’s OK if you get knocked out fast but manage to deal a lot of damage.