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|
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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.
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|2.||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||410.5s||8|
|4.||Feint Attack||Shadow Ball||388.3s||11|
|9.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||412.0s||10|
|10.||Water Gun||Hydro Cannon||432.7s||10|
|13.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||371.1s||14|
|14.||Dragon Tail||Hydro Pump||456.2s||8|
|17.||Water Gun||Hydro Cannon||441.6s||10|
|20.||Psycho Cut||Shadow Ball||417.2s||13|
|21.||Rock Throw||Rock Slide||467.8s||12|
|23.||Water Gun||Hydro Cannon||490.1s||11|
|26.||Water Gun||Hydro Pump||525.8s||10|
|27.||Mud Slap||Drill Run||418.7s||18|
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.
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.
|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|
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!
Cute purple body, for your shiny collection. Good luck out there!