Tyranitar Raid Guide: counters, combat power, weather

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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:

Tyranitar Counters
Supreme Counters
Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting
Great Counters
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

Tyranitar RockDark
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 Flying Ice Psychic Ghost

Togekiss Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Bite Dark
  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Crunch Dark
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Fire Blast Fire

All the best, trainers!

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