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.

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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.

Alolan Marowak Counters
Pokemon GO KyogreKyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO GyaradosGyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO VaporeonVaporeon Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar
  • Bite Dark
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Crunch Dark
  • Stone Edge Rock
Pokemon GO HoundoomHoundoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
Pokemon GO GroudonGroudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO RhyperiorRhyperior Mud-Slap Ground
  • Earthquake Ground
Pokemon GO RhydonRhydon Mud-Slap Ground
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Stone Edge Rock
Pokemon GO GolemGolem
  • Mud-Slap Ground
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Stone Edge Rock
Pokemon GO GengarGengar
  • Hex Ghost
  • Shadow Claw Ghost
Shadow Ball Ghost
Pokemon GO WeavileWeavile Feint Attack Dark Foul Play Dark
Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
Shadow Ball Ghost

In larger groups, Marowak can be effectively countered by almost any Pokemon of the aforementioned super-effective types. Additional choices may include 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)

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

Infographics

Alola Marowak Guide by Absol

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!