Tyranitar Raid Boss

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Tyranitar is the strongest Raid Boss available in game so far. It is not soloable and it will take at least 4-5 Trainers with high CP and high HP Pokemon that benefit from SE moves against Tyranitar.

Tyranitar Boss CP is 34707 and it can have Max Capture CP of 2097 (100% IV).

Best Raiders against Tyranitar

Best Attacker Other viable options
Pokémon Quick Charge Pokémon Quick Charge
Counter Dynamic Punch Rock Smash Dynamic Punch
Counter Close Combat Counter Earthquake
Karate Chop Cross Chop Water Gun Hydro Pump

Tyranitar Raid Counters Explained

Before we go into deeper analysis, remember that Tyranitar can’t be soloed. Before joining raid make sure you are using Pokémon with proper movesets.

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.

Additional Counters

In addition to Machamp, 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