Alolan Geodude is currently featured as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO, and it can be caught with the following CP values:
- 688 – 739 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
- 860 – 923 CP at Level 25 with Partly Cloudy or Rainy weather boost
It is a Rock and Electric type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Ground (2x), Fighting, Grass and Water type moves. Alolan Geodude should be an easy solo, even without the most optimal counters.
Alolan Geodude Raid Counters
The best raid counters for Alolan Geodude are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Excadrill||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||63.64s||0.00|
|2.||Landorus (Therian)||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||61.04s||1.00|
|3.||Garchomp||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||65.95s||0.00|
|4.||Groudon||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||66.81s||0.00|
|5.||Rhyperior||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||67.98s||0.17|
|6.||Landorus (Incarnate)||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||66.73s||1.00|
|7.||Landorus||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||66.64s||1.00|
|8.||Blastoise (Mega)||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon Water||67.93s||1.33|
|9.||Rhydon||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||73.12s||0.50|
|10.||Golurk||Mud-Slap Ground||Earth Power Ground||72.97s||0.83|
|11.||Venusaur (Mega)||Vine Whip Grass||Frenzy Plant Grass||72.59s||1.00|
|12.||Donphan||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||75.18s||0.50|
|13.||Gyarados (Mega)||Waterfall Water||Hydro Pump Water||72.04s||1.33|
|14.||Mamoswine||Mud-Slap Ground||Bulldoze Ground||74.03s||1.17|
|15.||Golem||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||76.59s||0.67|
|16.||Steelix (Mega)||Thunder Fang Electric||Earthquake Ground||82.89s||0.00|
|17.||Lopunny (Mega)||Low Kick Fighting||Focus Blast Fighting||79.03s||1.17|
|18.||Beedrill (Mega)||Bug Bite Bug||Drill Run Ground||71.14s||2.67|
|19.||Aerodactyl (Mega)||Rock Throw Rock||Earth Power Ground||75.24s||2.17|
|20.||Flygon||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||82.85s||0.67|
|21.||Dugtrio (Alola)||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||82.39s||1.33|
|22.||Swampert||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||85.31s||1.00|
|23.||Seismitoad||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||89.36s||1.00|
|24.||Haxorus||Counter Fighting||Earthquake Ground||87.31s||1.67|
|25.||Gengar (Mega)||Lick Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost||87.83s||2.00|
|26.||Lucario||Counter Fighting||Aura Sphere Fighting||90.41s||1.67|
|27.||Nidoking||Fury Cutter Bug||Earth Power Ground||93.90s||1.00|
|28.||Gastrodon (West Sea)||Mud-Slap Ground||Earth Power Ground||93.78s||1.00|
|29.||Gastrodon (East Sea)||Mud-Slap Ground||Earth Power Ground||94.02s||1.00|
|30.||Sandslash||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||95.75s||1.00|
|31.||Hippowdon||Thunder Fang Electric||Earth Power Ground||98.21s||0.67|
|32.||Heracross||Counter Fighting||Earthquake Ground||92.95s||2.00|
|33.||Breloom||Counter Fighting||Grass Knot Grass||97.72s||1.00|
|34.||Conkeldurr||Counter Fighting||Dynamic Punch Fighting||97.99s||1.20|
|35.||Abomasnow (Mega)||Razor Leaf Grass||Energy Ball Grass||93.45s||1.83|
Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.
Alolan Geodude has plenty of weaknesses, but if you don’t have ANY of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:
- “Generalist” Pokémon capable of dealing neutral damage such as Psycho Cut + Psystrike* Mewtwo
- Eevolutions capable of dealing super effective damage such as Vaporeon or Leafeon
- Other heavy-hitting megas
But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible and take advantage of Alolan Geodude’s double weakness to ground type moves.
Stats and Max CP
|Geodude (Alola) RockElectric|
|Max CP at Level 40 1293 | Max CP at Level 50 1462|
|ATK 132||DEF 132||STA 120|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Ground (2x) Fighting Grass Water||Fire Ice Bug Water|
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Believe it or not, Alolan Geodude is a very interesting Pokémon in Pokémon GO.
Although Alolan Geodude is probably not the safest investment for PvP purposes, Alolan Graveler and Alolan Golem have proven to be quite good in restricted formats such as the Kanto Cup or the Holiday Cup. If you want to see them in action, you can checkout the following videos by Wallower, Purple Kyogre, and Zyonik.
Both Alolan Graveler and Alolan Geodude are quite versatile, and can be run with either Volt Switch (for better energy generation) or Rock Throw (to apply more fast move pressure). Charge move-wise, Wild Charge, Thunderbolt, Stone Edge and Rock Blast are all viable moves in PvP (some are better than the others). There is no bad move to avoid 100% of the time, as all of them have their pros and cons. Don’t trust objective rankings and give them a try should a restricted cup format arise, their performance is very underrated.
In raid battles, Alolan Golem can be used both as a budget rock or electric type attacker. You can run either the Volt Switch + Wild Charge moveset or the Rock Throw + Stone Edge moveset. Keep in mind though that even in the most favourable scenario (flying type raid boss with flying type moves, since A-Golem double resists flying type moves), there are plenty of better rock and electric type attackers, but it can work as a budget attacker if you don’t have better legendaries/shadows powered up!
We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!