Suicune Counters Guide

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Suicune is a Legendary Tier 5 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, part of the Johto Beasts trio, with a boss CP of 37761. The best Suicune counters are strong Electric and Grass Pokemon. Shiny Suicune is available in Pokemon GO from August 17 2019. Suicune can be caught in the following CP values:

  • 1627 – 1704 CP at level 20, perfect IV score
  • 2033 – 2130 CP at level 25, with Rainy weather boost, perfect IV score

The minimal number of players to do a Suicune raid is 3. Suicune is not soloable and it is recommended to have at least 6-7 Trainers in order to take it down efficiently. Suicune is a pure Water type and in may ways it’s a much weaker version of Kyogre.

Suicune Raid Counters

Suicune Counters
Pokemon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge
Pokemon GO MagnezoneMagnezone Spark Wild Charge
Pokemon GO ElectivireElectivire Thunder Shock Wild Charge
Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos Thunder Shock Thunderbolt
Pokemon GO TangrowthTangrowth Vine Whip Solar Beam
Pokemon GO LuxrayLuxray Spark Wild Charge
Pokemon GO SceptileSceptile Fury Cutter Frenzy Plant
Pokemon GO RoseradeRoserade Razor Leaf Grass Knot
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Thunderbolt
Pokemon GO VenusaurVenusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant
Pokemon GO ExeggutorExeggutor Bullet Seed Solar Beam

Suicune Raid Counters Explained

Suicune is a pure Water Pokemon, with a move pool that closely follows his typing and lore:

Fast moves Charge moves
  • Extrasensory Psychic
  • Snarl Dark
  • Hydro Pump Water
  • Bubble Beam Water
  • Ice Beam Ice
  • Water Pulse Water

Hydro Pump and Ice Beam are Suicune’s most dangerous charge moves, while Snarl and Extrasensory provide somewhat of unexpected type coverage. Extrasensory is super effective against Poison, which threatens all Grass / Poison types like Venusaur and Roserade. Ice Beam is super effective against Grass and it’s a two bar move, which means that most of the Grass types will have a rough time against a Extrasensory / Ice Beam Suicine.

Luckily, Electric types don’t have an issue with this. Raikou, Magnezone, Electivire and Zapdos are top performing Suicune counters in almost every situation, but not under Sunny weather conditions. If you have the opportunity to raid under Sunny weather boost, even if Suicune has Ice Beam (use the recommended team to figure it out) Grass types will still be your top pick.

All in all, we recommend the following team compositions to counter Suicune:

  • Team Electro: Raikou, Electivire, Zapdos, Magnezone, Luxray, Thunderbolt Mewtwo
  • Team Meadow: Tangrowth, Sceptile (with Frenzy Plant), Roserade (with Grass Knot), Venusaur (with Frenzy Plant), Exeggutor
  • If it’s sunny, use Team Meadow, otherwise Team Electro

Additional note on Suicune Counters

If you’ve been following along, and we know you did, you are aware that Suicune can only be effectively countered with Electric and Grass types. Bring your Roserade (Razor Leaf/Solar Beam), your Breloom (Bullet Seed/Grass Knot), Luxray (Spark/Wild Charge) and Shiftry (Razor Leaf/Leaf Blade) to this fight if you need a solid Team Two. We always recommend Luxray as a Team Two member, especially as he has solid stamina and access to Electric type moves, so don’t forget that.

Simulator output

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Raikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge 822.9s 25
2. Magnezone Spark Wild Charge 847.9s 25
3. Electivire Thunder Shock Wild Charge 798.1s 30
4. Zapdos Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 843.5s 29
5. Tangrowth Vine Whip Solar Beam 920.4s 22
6. Luxray Spark Wild Charge 841.6s 32
7. Shaymin Zen Headbutt Grass Knot 891.0s 25
8. Sceptile Fury Cutter Frenzy Plant 863.5s 29
9. Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Knot 852.1s 31
10. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Thunderbolt 909.3s 29
11. Venusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 898.1s 28
12. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Solar Beam 937.9s 24
13. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Solar Beam 921.9s 29
14. Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Knot 875.3s 35
15. Jolteon Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 909.9s 34
16. Leafeon Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 958.9s 28
17. Groudon Mud Shot Solar Beam 969.1s 35
18. Deoxys Charge Beam Thunderbolt 819.2s 50
19. Victreebel Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 943.2s 36
20. Torterra Razor Leaf Solar Beam 976.1s 33
21. Carnivine Vine Whip Power Whip 963.8s 35
22. Latios Dragon Breath Solar Beam 1047.2s 27
23. Meganium Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 1041.5s 28
24. Vileplume Razor Leaf Solar Beam 985.5s 34
25. Shiftry Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 1010.2s 33
26. Porygon-Z Charge Beam Solar Beam 991.6s 37
27. Cacturne Sucker Punch Grass Knot 982.9s 37
28. Golem Volt Switch Wild Charge 996.3s 39
29. Palkia Dragon Tail Draco Meteor 1162.7s 22
30. Shaymin Hidden Power Grass Knot 1148.0s 25

No Medal
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry 1.67% 1.92% 2.50% 3.07%
Curve 2.83% 3.25% 4.21% 5.17%
Razz Berry 2.50% 2.87% 3.73% 4.58%
Curve 4.21% 4.83% 6.25% 7.65%
Golden Razz Berry 4.13% 4.74% 6.13% 7.51%
Curve 6.92% 7.92% 10.20% 12.43%
Bronze Medal
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry
1.84% 2.11% 2.75% 3.38%
Curve 3.11% 3.57% 4.62% 5.67%
Razz Berry
2.75% 3.15% 4.09% 5.02%
Curve 4.62% 5.30% 6.86% 8.39%
Golden Razz Berry
4.54% 5.20% 6.73% 8.23%
Curve 7.59% 8.68% 11.16% 13.58%
Silver Medal
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry
1.84% 2.30% 2.99% 3.68%
Curve 3.11% 3.88% 5.03% 6.17%
Razz Berry
2.75% 3.43% 4.46% 5.47%
Curve 4.62% 5.77% 7.46% 9.11%
Golden Razz Berry
4.54% 5.66% 7.32% 8.94%
Curve 7.59% 9.43% 12.11% 14.72%
Gold Medal
Normal Nice throw Great throw Excellent Throw
No berry
2.17% 2.49% 3.24% 3.98%
Curve 3.66% 4.20% 5.44% 6.67%
Razz Berry
3.24% 3.71% 4.82% 5.91%
Curve 5.44% 6.23% 8.05% 9.83%
Golden Razz Berry
5.34% 6.11% 7.90% 9.65%
Curve 8.90% 10.17% 13.06% 15.85%