Alakazam is one of the Raid Bosses encountered in Rare (Yellow) Raids and is proven to be soloable with a team of high CP Pokémon such as Gengar, Houndoom, Giratina and Chandelure.
Alakazam Raid Boss CP is 23150 and it can have Max Capture CP of 1747 (Level 20, Perfect IV, no weather boost) and 2184 (Level 25, Perfect IV, weather boosted).
Alakazam Raid Counters Chart
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Gengar (Mega)||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||99.1s||6|
|2.||Houndoom (Mega)||Snarl||Foul Play||126.0s||4|
|3.||Giratina (Origin)||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||137.2s||4|
|5.||Mewtwo||Psycho Cut||Shadow Ball||142.1s||5|
|8.||Volcarona||Bug Bite||Bug Buzz||144.4s||6|
|10.||Beedrill (Mega)||Bug Bite||X Scissor||130.0s||9|
|12.||Blastoise (Mega)||Bite||Hydro Cannon||158.6s||6|
|13.||Kyurem (Black)||Shadow Claw||Blizzard||153.2s||7|
|15.||Genesect (Burn)||Fury Cutter||X Scissor||151.3s||7|
|16.||Genesect (Normal)||Fury Cutter||X Scissor||151.0s||7|
|17.||Charizard (Mega Y)||Wing Attack||Blast Burn||161.6s||6|
|18.||Genesect (Douse)||Fury Cutter||X Scissor||150.9s||7|
|19.||Genesect (Shock)||Fury Cutter||X Scissor||151.8s||7|
|22.||Genesect (Chill)||Fury Cutter||X Scissor||151.5s||8|
|27.||Raikou||Thunder Shock||Shadow Ball||168.6s||7|
|28.||Pinsir||Fury Cutter||X Scissor||159.1s||9|
|30.||Yanmega||Bug Bite||Bug Buzz||164.0s||8|
Alakazam Raid Counters Explained
Alakazam is weak to following Types: bug, dark and ghost.
But before we bug it out, we have to address the dinosaur in the room: Tyranitar. Tyranitar is a beast again Alakazam, as it takes not-very-effective damage from most of Alakazam‘s attacks, with the exception of Focus Blast fighting. Focus Blast Alakazam Raid Boss will one-shot anything that he manages to hit, so dodging is mandatory.
Scizor and Pinsir
Bugs suck. Nobody likes them, especially Alakazam. With super effective damage, easy availability and relatively high CP, bug Type Pokémon like Pinsir and Scizor finally have a place to shine. Always go for movesets with Fury Cutter and/or X-Scissor!
Houndoom is a strong contender against Alakazam as it has access to strong dark moves, deals great damage, but it can not take a hit! Be very careful, dodge a lot and get that DPS out there.
Alakazam Solo Raid Tips
Alakazam Solo Raid is not really difficult, although you have to dodge. If the boss has Focus Blast then you have to dodge or get one-shot.
Remember to use Tyranitar and your Bug crew in the first attack squad. Use Gengars and Umbreons in the second wave (if the first wave of attack fails).
Prioritize DPS over survival, it’s OK if you get knocked out fast but manage to deal a lot of damage.