Tyranitar Raid Guide: counters, combat power, weather

Pokemon GO Tyranitar

Tyranitar raid is Tier IV raid boss in Pokémon GO. Tyranitar Boss CP is 34707, it’s boosted by Partly Cloudy and Fog weather and there are a lot of solid counter options. Tyranitar can have the following raid maximum CP/IVs:

  • 2097 CP (100% IV, no weather boost)
  • 2621 CP (100% IV, weather boost)

Tyranitar raids require a minimum of 3 players to complete. Tyranitar can’t be soloed and we always recommend raiding it during weather boost. Save Stardust for legendaries!

Tyranitar Raid Counters

Pokémon Counters
Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Hariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Blaziken Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Breloom Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Solar Beam Grass
Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
2x weakness Fighting
Weakness Bug Grass Fairy Steel Water

Tyranitar takes Double Super Effective damage from fighting Movesets (more damage with STAB), due to its dual dark and rock type. We’ll be heavily abusing that fact in this guide.

Machamp, The Glorious

The best Pokemon to fight Tyranitar is Machamp with Counter/ Dynamic Punch or Karate Chop/ Dynamic Punch. In fact, any other Fighting moveset would perform just fine, since the difference in damage output is at maximum around 15%.

Machamp also takes reduced damage from dark and rock moves, so even with it’s lack of HP Machamp will be able to land several Charge moves before it faints.

Hariyama, the bulky

Everything written for Machamp goes for Hariyama also, however, Machamp has a slightly higher DPS, while Hariyama usually deals more damage in total due to increased bulk. A perfect starting team would include 4 Machamps and 2 Hariyamas.

Additional Counters

In addition to the Pokémon highlighted above, the following Pokémon have proved to be worthy in Tyranitar Raid fights:

  • Poliwrath with Rock Smash fighting / Dynamic Punch fighting
  • Donphan with Counter / Earthquake
  • Vaporeon with Water Gun / Hydro Pump
  • Ursaring with Counter / Close Combat

Considerably weaker, but still viable counters, mostly used in large groups as throw away attackers:

  • Primeape with any fighting moveset
  • Granbull with Bite/ Play Rough or Bite/ Close Combat
  • Steelix with Iron Tail/ Heavy Slam or Iron Tail/ Earthquake
  • Clefable and Wigglytuff with Pound/ Dazzling Gleam
  • Victreebel and Venusaur with any grass type moveset