Alolan Marowak Raid Counters Guide

Alolan Marowak is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with a boss CP of 13525 and sporting a very cool typing of Fire and Ghost. Alolan Marowak counters are varied, featuring a mix of Fire, Rock, Ground, and Ghost types. Alolan 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)

As of the release of Mega Pokemon and the removal of Tier 4 raid eggs, Alolan Marowak is soloable! This is made even simpler with a weather advantage, alongside extra raiders and the friendship bonus from such.

Minimal raid size 1
Suggested raid size 1+
Boosted by Fog Sunny
Best counter types Water, Dark and Rock

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Alolan Marowak Counters

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

Here are the top 10 counters based on stat totals (a calculation based on damage-per second (DPS) and total-damage output (TDO):

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move
1. Pokemon GO Blastoise (Mega)Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water
2. Pokemon GO PalkiaPalkia Dragon Tail Dragon Hydro Pump Water
3. Pokemon GO GarchompGarchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Earthquake Ground
4. Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre Waterfall Water Surf Water
5. Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
6. Pokemon GO SwampertSwampert Mud Shot Ground Hydro Cannon Water
7. Pokemon GO RhyperiorRhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock
8. Pokemon GO SwampertSwampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water
9. Pokemon GO GengarGengar Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
10. Pokemon GO DarkraiDarkrai Feint Attack 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
Snow
Windy

 

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!