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