Golem Raid Boss

Pokemon GO Golem

Golem is a Tier 4 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 30572 and Max Capture CP of 1666 (Level 20, perfect IV score). This page details best Golem Raid counters and how to fight this rolling stone effectively.

Golem is not soloable and it is required to have at least 2-3 Trainers in order to take it down. Golem is a rock ground type, with double weakness to water and grass. Time for that Vaporeon to shine!

Golem Raid Counters

Pokémon Counters
Exeggutor Bullet Seed grass Solar Beam grass
Venusaur Vine Whip grass Solar Beam/Frenzy Plant grass
Gyarados Waterfall water Hydro Pump water
Vaporeon Water Gun water Hydro Pump water
Suicune Any Hydro Pump water
Lugia Any Hydro Pump water
KyogreKyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
GroudonGroudon Mud Slap Ground Solar Beam Grass
SwampertSwampert Water Gun Water Surf Water
SceptileSceptile Bullet Seed Grass Leaf Blade Grass
Weakness 2x water 2x grass
ground steel fighting ice

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 Solar Beam.

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 / Hydro Pump. 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 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 Flying 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:

  • Omastar with WG/HP
  • Shiftry with RL/LB
  • Vileplume with RL/SB
  • Feraligatr with WG/HP
  • Tangela with VW/SB
  • Meganium with VW/SB