Alolan Marowak is a Level 4 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with a boss CP of 21385 and sporting a very cool typing of Fire and Ghost. Alola Marowak counters are varied, featuring Kyogre, Shadow Ball Mewtwo, Smack Down Tyranitar, Groudon, and Gengar. Alola Marowak’s max capture CPs are as follows:

  • 988 – 1048 CP (no weather boost, level 20 100% IV)
  • 1235 – 1311 CP (weather boosted in Fog and Sunny, level 25 100% IV)

We expected Alolan Marowak to be a soloable Tier 2 boss like its Kantonian counterpart, but Niantic clearly had other ideas. Before the CP rework it was a rather difficult boss, but duoable with friendship and weather, now after the rework it has been mellowed down to an easier boss. With friendship, weather, and amazing counters, 2 players can take down this boss, but if you lack any of the above, 3-4 is safe.

Minimal raid size 2
Suggested raid size 4
Boosted by Fog Sunny
Best counter types Water, Dark and Rock

Header image credit goes to LimeCatMastr on Deviantart

Alolan Marowak Counters

As a Fire and Ghost type, Alolan Marowak is weak to Water, Rock, Ground, Ghost and Dark-typed attacks.

Alolan Marowak Counters
Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar
  • Bite Dark
  • *Smack Down Rock
  • Crunch Dark
  • Stone Edge Rock
Pokemon GO HydreigonHydreigon Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark
Pokemon GO RampardosRampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock
Pokemon GO SwampertSwampert Water Gun Water *Hydro Cannon Water
Pokemon GO KinglerKingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water
Pokemon GO ChandelureChandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO PalkiaPalkia Dragon Tail Dragon Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO GyaradosGyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO CrawdauntCrawdaunt Snarl Dark Crabhammer Water
Pokemon GO FeraligatrFeraligatr Waterfall Water *Hydro Cannon Water
Pokemon GO RhyperiorRhyperior Mud Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO GarchompGarchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO GengarGengar
  • *Lick Ghost
  • *Shadow Claw Ghost
Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO SalamenceSalamence Bite Dark Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO GroudonGroudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO AerodactylAerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock
Pokemon GO HonchkrowHonchkrow Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark

In larger groups, Marowak can be effectively countered by almost any Pokemon of the aforementioned super-effective types. Additional choices may include Weavile, Samurott, Blastoise, Milotic, Omastar, Alolan Golem, Banette, Starmie, or even Sharpedo. If the boss doesn’t have Ghost moves, even Water set Golducks could finish the job, and if the raid boss doesn’t have Fire type moves, Cacturne with Dark moves is a viable (but glassy) option also. At the end of the day, Alolan Marowak’s terrible ATK stat of 144 shouldn’t pose a huge threat to its counters even when dealing super-effective damage.

Alolan Marowak Movesets

Alolan Marowak has access to the following moves:

  • Rock Smash Fighting (fast)
  • Hex Ghost (fast)
  • Shadow Ball Ghost (charged, 2-bar)
  • Bone Club Ground (charged, 3-bar)
  • Fire Blast Fire (charged, 1-bar)
  • *Shadow Bone Ghost (charged, ?-bar) exclusive Raid Day Move from October, 26th 2019

Rock Smash and Shadow Ball is the most difficult moveset to go up against, with Fire Blast sets coming in as the second-hardest and Bone Club sets as the easiest to beat.

Weather Influence

TL;DR: Raid Marowak with Kyogres in rainy weather if possible! Here’s a handy chart, though, to help you visualize the types of weather that will boost the boss and its counters.

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny Boosts counters’ Ground moves Boosts Alolan Marowak’s Fire Blast and Bone Club
Partly Cloudy Boosts counters’ Rock moves
Cloudy Boosts Alolan Marowak’s Rock Smash
Rainy Boosts counters’ Water moves
Fog Boosts counters’ Ghost and Dark moves Boosts Alolan Marowak’s Hex and Shadow Ball


Shiny Marowak

You heard that right, shiny Alolan Marowak is available through these raids, which makes them relevant again! Take a look at the normal and shiny sprites below!

Normal Shiny

Cute purple body, for your shiny collection. Good luck out there!