Tyranitar Raid Guide: counters, combat power, weather

Tyranitar is Tier IV raid boss in Pokémon GO with 37599 Boss CP and boosted by Partly Cloudy and Fog weather. Best Tyranitar counters are strong Fighting type Pokemon like Machamp, Hariyama, Breloom, Lucario and Blaziken.

Tyranitar can be caught in following raid CP ranges:

  • 2103 – 2191 CP (Level 20, no weather boost)
  • 2629 – 2739 CP (Level 25, weather boost)

Tyranitar can be soloed with the changes to Super Effective damage with the PVP update, provided you have luck, a team of Machamp, and Cloudy weather, but we would recommend you make attempts with 2 or more.

Tyranitar Raid Counters

List of best Tyranitar counters
Weakness Fighting x2
Bug Fairy Grass
Ground Steel Water
Boosted by Partly Cloudy
Supreme Tyranitar counters
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Excellent counters
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
  • Counter Fighting
  • Focus Blast Fighting
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Low Kick Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Good counters
  • Bullet Punch Steel
  • Meteor Mash Steel

Tyranitar takes double Super Effective damage from Fighting moves, which results in a fairly simple choice of counters for your team. We strongly recommend sticking with Fighting types as they simply outperform every other type against Tyranitar.

The best Pokemon to fight Tyranitar is Machamp with Counter/ Dynamic Punch or Karate Chop/ Dynamic Punch. Any other double Fighting typed move set performs 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.

Tyranitar duo raids

Here’s a few tips for TTar duo raiders:

  • Use an army of fairly solid Machamps
  • Don’t worry about time, you have enough time
  • Make sure you have double Fighting moves on all of your Machamps
  • Be on the lookout for weather boosted raids

Raid data

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Machamp Counter Dynamic Punch 266.8s 11
2. Hariyama Counter Dynamic Punch 288.8s 11
3. Blaziken Counter Focus Blast 297.4s 15
4. Toxicroak Counter Dynamic Punch 299.9s 15
5. Breloom Counter Dynamic Punch 299.9s 15
6. Lucario Counter Close Combat 313.0s 15
7. Gallade Low Kick Close Combat 340.1s 15
8. Poliwrath Rock Smash Dynamic Punch 381.3s 12
9. Heracross Counter Close Combat 319.0s 17
10. Infernape Rock Smash Close Combat 371.1s 18
11. Ursaring Counter Close Combat 357.9s 20
12. Hitmonlee Low Kick Close Combat 358.6s 19
13. Hitmonchan Counter Close Combat 383.2s 18
14. Primeape Counter Cross Chop 356.4s 20
15. Kyogre Waterfall Hydro Pump 429.7s 16
16. Metagross Bullet Punch Meteor Mash 401.5s 18
17. Hitmontop Counter Close Combat 412.9s 18
18. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Focus Blast 412.9s 19
19. Feraligatr Water Gun Hydro Cannon 443.3s 18
20. Groudon Mud Shot Solar Beam 494.8s 16
21. Donphan Counter Earthquake 472.8s 19
22. Palkia Dragon Tail Hydro Pump 492.6s 17
23. Magmortar Karate Chop Brick Break 410.1s 24
24. Regirock Rock Smash Focus Blast 511.4s 16
25. Gyarados Waterfall Hydro Pump 472.7s 20