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|
|Counter||Dynamic Punch||Rock Smash||Dynamic Punch|
|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%.
In addition to Machamp, 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