Alolan Geodude Raid Guide

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Geodude (Alola)

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 Flying Fire Ice Bug Water


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Volt Switch Electric
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Thunderbolt Electric
  • Rock Slide Rock
  • Rock Tomb Rock

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!

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