Alakazam Raid Counters Guide

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).

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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
4. Chandelure Hex Shadow Ball 128.7s 6
5. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 142.1s 5
6. Darkrai Snarl Dark Pulse 135.3s 5
7. Hydreigon Bite Dark Pulse 148.5s 5
8. Volcarona Bug Bite Bug Buzz 144.4s 6
9. Gengar Lick Shadow Ball 128.0s 9
10. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite X Scissor 130.0s 9
11. Tyranitar Bite Crunch 154.7s 4
12. Blastoise (Mega) Bite Hydro Cannon 158.6s 6
13. Kyurem (Black) Shadow Claw Blizzard 153.2s 7
14. Weavile Snarl Foul Play 146.9s 7
15. Genesect (Burn) Fury Cutter X Scissor 151.3s 7
16. Genesect 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
20. Houndoom Snarl Foul Play 155.2s 6
21. Zoroark Snarl Foul Play 147.3s 8
22. Genesect (Chill) Fury Cutter X Scissor 151.5s 8
23. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse 152.8s 7
24. Absol Snarl Dark Pulse 154.0s 8
25. Krookodile Snarl Crunch 168.8s 6
26. Escavalier Bug Bite Megahorn 160.8s 8
27. Raikou Thunder Shock Shadow Ball 168.6s 7
28. Pinsir Fury Cutter X Scissor 159.1s 9
29. Reshiram Fire Fang Crunch 177.0s 6
30. Yanmega Bug Bite Bug Buzz 164.0s 8

Alakazam Raid Counters Explained

Alakazam is weak to following Types: bug, dark and ghost.

Tyranitar
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
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.

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