Tyranitar is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is one of the most sought-after Pokémon in the game due to its excellent stats and pseudo legendary status.
Being a Rock and Dark type, it is weak to the Fighting, Bug, Fairy, Grass, Ground, Steel and Water types. It is 2x weak to the Fighting type.
While Tyranitar isn’t the top Rock or Dark type in the meta but due to its impressive TDO, it always finds a place. Furthermore, with Mega Tyranitar in the horizon, things are looking up for Ttar.
Tyranitar can be caught with the following CP values:
- 2103 – 2191 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
- 2629 – 2739 CP at Level 25 with Partly Cloudy or Fog weather boost
Generally, 1 high-level trainer can beat Tyranitar with weather boosted Fighting type counters. Otherwise, 2-3 trainers will suffice in taking down Pokémon Go’s Godzilla.
Tyranitar Raid Counters
Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.
The best counters for Tyranitar are the following:
|Lopunny (Mega)||Low Kick Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting|
|Lucario||Counter Fighting||Aura Sphere Fighting|
|Conkeldurr||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
|Machamp||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
|Blastoise (Mega)||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon* Water|
|Hariyama||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
|Gyarados (Mega)||Waterfall Water||Hydro Pump Water|
|Sirfetch'd||Counter Fighting||Close Combat Fighting|
|Blaziken||Counter Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting|
|Toxicroak||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
|Emboar||Low Kick Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting|
|Venusaur (Mega)||Vine Whip Grass||Frenzy Plant* Grass|
|Breloom||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting|
*denotes a legacy move
Some other counter options are Sawk, Heracross, Garchomp, Groudon and Mega Beedrill.
Stats and Max CP
|Max CP at Level 40 3834 | Max CP at Level 50 4335|
|ATK 251||DEF 207||HP 225|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Fighting Bug Fairy Grass Ground Steel Water||Bug Fire Ice Psychic Ghost|
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
All the best, trainers!