Golem is a Tier 4 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 31291. Golem is a Rock Ground type, with double weakness to Water and Grass.
Golem can be captured from raids with the following CP values:
- 1608 – 1685 CP at Level 20, with perfect IV score
- 2010 – 2106 CP at Level 25, boosted by Partly Cloudy or Sunny weather, with perfect IV score
Golem is not soloable and it is required to have at least 2-3 Trainers in order to take it down.
Golem Raid Counters
|Weakness Water x2
Ground Steel Fighting Ice
|Boosted by Partly Cloudy
As you can see from the table above, the best counters for Golem are grass and water type attackers with access to Hydro Pump or Hydro Cannon and Solar Beam, Grass Knot, or Frenzy Plant.
All though we did list the “best of the best” counters above, in reality, we assemble our “Golem raiding party” by simply using the search bar to filter our Pokémon list for Solar Beam / Grass Knot / Frenzy Plant or Hydro Pump / Hydro Cannon. Make sure to dodge Stone Edge and Earthquake.
Golem is easy to counter but we still suggest using the proper moves with a properly sized team. Golem is a worthy team member for all future generations, it can deal a serious amount of damage when it’s super effective.
Golem has access to rock and ground type moves:
- Rock Throw rock (quick)
- Mud Slap ground (quick)
- Stone Edge rock (charged, one bar)
- Rock Blast rock (charged, three bars)
- Earthquake ground (charged, one bar)
Be sure to be careful selecting your counters based on what moves the Golem has! Keep in mind that Grass types resist the Ground moves better than our Water type counters, and our counters, Gyarados and Lugia do NOT appreciate those Rock type moves!
Weather Effect on Battle
During battle with Golem, you will want to take full advantage of the weather to favor your Grass and Water type counters. With this in mind, Sunny and Rainy weather would be your best bet as the Sunny weather will boost your Grass type moves and Rainy will boost your Water type moves.
You should have no issue doing this raid in Sunny, even though Golem’s Ground type moves will be boosted, as pure Grass types resist Ground anyway.
The only troublesome weather you may come across would be Partly Cloudy, which will boost Golem’s Rock type moves, which neither Water nor Grass resist (and Gyarados and Lugia do not appreciate).
Otherwise, all other forms of weather would give you even playing grounds to work with! So good luck!
Additional Golem Counters
As we already explained above, anything that can use Hydro Pump or Solar Beam is a worthy Golem counter. When filling empty team slots against Golem, simply use the search bar and find appropriate Pokémon. Don’t forget to shout “I’M A’ FIRIN’ MAH LAZER!!” when using SB.
Out of sheer goodness of our heart, we can recommend a few additional counters for the lazy ones:
- Victreebel with Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
- Blastoise with Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
- Shiftry with Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
- Meganium with Vine Whip / Frenzy Plant
- Milotic with Waterfall / Surf
- Empoleon with Waterfall / Hydro Pump
- Carnivine with Vine Whip / Power Whip