Alakazam Raid Counters Guide

Alakazam is one of the Raid Bosses encountered in Rare (Yellow) Raids and is proven to be soloable with a team of high CP Pokémon such as Gengar, Houndoom, Giratina and Chandelure.

Alakazam Raid Boss CP is 23150 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1747 (Level 20, Perfect IV, no weather boost) and 2184 (Level 25, Perfect IV, weather boosted).


Alakazam Raid Counters Chart

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Pokemon GO Gengar (Mega)Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 99.1s 6
2. Pokemon GO Houndoom (Mega)Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Foul Play 126.0s 4
3. Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 137.2s 4
4. Pokemon GO ChandelureChandelure Hex Shadow Ball 128.7s 6
5. Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 142.1s 5
6. Pokemon GO DarkraiDarkrai Snarl Dark Pulse 135.3s 5
7. Pokemon GO HydreigonHydreigon Bite Dark Pulse 148.5s 5
8. Pokemon GO VolcaronaVolcarona Bug Bite Bug Buzz 144.4s 6
9. Pokemon GO GengarGengar Lick Shadow Ball 128.0s 9
10. Pokemon GO Beedrill (Mega)Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite X Scissor 130.0s 9
11. Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Bite Crunch 154.7s 4
12. Pokemon GO Blastoise (Mega)Blastoise (Mega) Bite Hydro Cannon 158.6s 6
13. Pokemon GO Kyurem (Black)Kyurem (Black) Shadow Claw Blizzard 153.2s 7
14. Pokemon GO WeavileWeavile Snarl Foul Play 146.9s 7
15. Pokemon GO Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn) Fury Cutter X Scissor 151.3s 7
16. Pokemon GO GenesectGenesect Fury Cutter X Scissor 151.0s 7
17. Pokemon GO Charizard (Mega Y)Charizard (Mega Y) Wing Attack Blast Burn 161.6s 6
18. Pokemon GO Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse) Fury Cutter X Scissor 150.9s 7
19. Pokemon GO Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock) Fury Cutter X Scissor 151.8s 7
20. Pokemon GO HoundoomHoundoom Snarl Foul Play 155.2s 6
21. Pokemon GO ZoroarkZoroark Snarl Foul Play 147.3s 8
22. Pokemon GO Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill) Fury Cutter X Scissor 151.5s 8
23. Pokemon GO HonchkrowHonchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse 152.8s 7
24. Pokemon GO AbsolAbsol Snarl Dark Pulse 154.0s 8
25. Pokemon GO KrookodileKrookodile Snarl Crunch 168.8s 6
26. Pokemon GO EscavalierEscavalier Bug Bite Megahorn 160.8s 8
27. Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou Thunder Shock Shadow Ball 168.6s 7
28. Pokemon GO PinsirPinsir Fury Cutter X Scissor 159.1s 9
29. Pokemon GO ReshiramReshiram Fire Fang Crunch 177.0s 6
30. Pokemon GO YanmegaYanmega Bug Bite Bug Buzz 164.0s 8

Alakazam Raid Counters Explained

Alakazam is weak to following Types: bug, dark and ghost.

But before we bug it out, we have to address the dinosaur in the room: Tyranitar. Tyranitar is a beast again Alakazam, as it takes not-very-effective damage from most of Alakazam‘s attacks, with the exception of Focus Blast fighting. Focus Blast Alakazam Raid Boss will one-shot anything that he manages to hit, so dodging is mandatory.

Scizor and Pinsir
Bugs suck. Nobody likes them, especially Alakazam. With super effective damage, easy availability and relatively high CP, bug Type Pokémon like Pinsir and Scizor finally have a place to shine. Always go for movesets with Fury Cutter and/or X-Scissor!

is a strong contender against Alakazam as it has access to strong dark moves, deals great damage, but it can not take a hit! Be very careful, dodge a lot and get that DPS out there.

Alakazam Solo Raid Tips

Alakazam Solo Raid is not really difficult, although you have to dodge. If the boss has Focus Blast then you have to dodge or get one-shot.

Remember to use Tyranitar and your Bug crew in the first attack squad. Use Gengars and Umbreons in the second wave (if the first wave of attack fails).

Prioritize DPS over survival, it’s OK if you get knocked out fast but manage to deal a lot of damage.