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 Water, 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. 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.
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||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Water Gun||Hydro Cannon||128.7s||2|
|5.||Mud Slap||Rock Wrecker||146.5s||3|
|6.||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||152.5s||2|
|7.||Rock Throw||Earth Power||141.1s||3|
|9.||Mud Shot||Hydro Cannon||155.4s||3|
|11.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||151.9s||4|
|12.||Water Gun||Hydro Cannon||158.4s||3|
|13.||Shadow Claw||Stone Edge||153.8s||4|
|15.||Smack Down||Rock Slide||136.2s||5|
|17.||Dragon Tail||Hydro Pump||169.3s||3|
|18.||Mud Shot||Earth Power||156.4s||3|
|22.||Smack Down||Stone Edge||162.7s||3|
|24.||Psycho Cut||Shadow Ball||154.2s||4|
|28.||Rock Throw||Rock Slide||173.8s||4|
|30.||Water Gun||Hydro Pump||186.7s||3|
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)
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!