Aggron Raid Counters Guide

Pokémon GO Aggron, Lairon and Aron
Pokémon GO Aggron, Lairon and Aron

Aggron raid boss is a Tier 4 Raid boss in Pokemon Go, with 33326 Raid Boss CP. Best Aggron counters are strong Fighting-type Pokemon like Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, and Blaziken. Aggron is weak to Fighting, Ground, and Water type moves.

Aggron raid boss will have the following combat power in following capture encounters:

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  • 1636 – 1714 CP at Level 20 (no weather boost)
  • 2045 – 2143 CP if caught during Snow or Partly Cloudy weather (Level 25)

You will need 4-7 trainers to defeat Aggron raid boss. It is possible with a minimum of 3 players around level 30 and with the right Fighting-type counters.

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Aggron raid counters

Aggron raid counters heavily rely on Fighting and Ground moves in order to ensure a swift victory. Water-based counters are an option, but there are several better choices readily available, namely Groudon and Machamp.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Lucario Counter Aura Sphere 112.8s 4
2. Excadrill Mud Slap Earthquake 129.1s 3
3. Conkeldurr Counter Dynamic Punch 120.6s 4
4. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Earth Power 120.3s 5
5. Groudon Mud Shot Earthquake 130.6s 3
6. Garchomp Mud Shot Earthquake 137.0s 3
7. Machamp Counter Dynamic Punch 128.0s 5
8. Rhyperior Mud Slap Earthquake 135.1s 4
9. Landorus Mud Shot Earth Power 133.2s 5
10. Hariyama Counter Dynamic Punch 134.6s 5
11. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick Close Combat 139.1s 5
12. Keldeo (Resolute) Low Kick Close Combat 141.5s 4
13. Keldeo (Ordinary) Low Kick Close Combat 141.5s 4
14. Breloom Counter Dynamic Punch 128.2s 6
15. Blaziken Counter Focus Blast 134.8s 6
16. Krookodile Mud Slap Earthquake 144.8s 4
17. Golurk Mud Slap Earth Power 144.7s 5
18. Toxicroak Counter Dynamic Punch 139.0s 6
19. Haxorus Counter Earthquake 141.5s 6
20. Donphan Mud Slap Earthquake 152.9s 4
21. Emboar Low Kick Focus Blast 145.3s 6
22. Gengar (Mega) Lick Focus Blast 145.2s 6
23. Heracross Counter Close Combat 147.7s 6
24. Swampert Mud Shot Earthquake 163.8s 4
25. Mamoswine Mud Slap Bulldoze 149.8s 6
26. Alakazam Counter Focus Blast 146.8s 8
27. Sawk Low Kick Focus Blast 152.9s 7
28. Flygon Mud Shot Earth Power 163.1s 5
29. Gallade Low Kick Close Combat 158.8s 6
30. Golem Mud Slap Earthquake 160.7s 6

As far as the quickest attackers to take down Aggron goes, in nearly any weather it comes down to teams of Fighting types mixed with a few Groudon. As the 2x weakness comes into play, Machamp, Breloom, Hariyama, Lucario, Toxicroak, and Blaziken can lead teams to a short victory, although all of which can be somewhat glassy, especially Blaziken if Aggron happens to have Stone Edge.

Beyond fighting, Ground types can come in to fill blanks in teams, with Groudon leading the charge, followed by a distant Rhyperior and Mamoswine.

Water-Type counters such as Kyogre should not be used against Thunder. We do recommend that Water-Types are to be put on the end of teams, as, excluding Kyogre, they do not do as much damage as the 2x Dealing Fighting and Ground-Types.

Good weather counters vs Aggron

Taking the weather into account, you can see an improvement to any team in either Sunny, Rainy, or Cloudy weather.

  • Sunny weather will boost Ground moves, pushing Groudon on top of the counter list and making the fight significantly easier
  • Cloudy weather will boost Fighting type moves to make Machamp, Hariyama, Breloom, Lucario, Toxicroak, Blaziken, and Poliwrath even better
  • Rainy weather will boost Water moves, helping Kyogre bridge the damage gap and perform as good as any other Fighting

Aggron moves

At this moment, it seems that all Aggron’s moves are easily handled by its counters. We recommend taking the potential damage output into consideration, as Aggron’s attacks really hurt.

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Quick Moves:

  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Dragon Tail Dragon

Charge Moves:

  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Heavy Slam Steel
  • Thunder Electric

Aggron usefulness

Aggron is one of the better Steel counters in the game against Gardevoir’s fairy typing. The other good steel types are Metagross, Scizor, and Heatran. Aggron’s steel type moveset is Iron Tail and Heavy Slam.

Being steel and rock type, Aggron resists Normal, Ice, Poison, Flying, Psychic, Bug, Rock, Dragon and Fairy type attacks. Aggron is a weak defender due to fighting and ground weaknesses. Machamp and other fighting types leading the gym attacking meta-game and Groudon now available as the best ground type.

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