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):

Alolan Marowak counters
# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Water Gun Hydro Cannon 128.7s 2
2. Lick Shadow Ball 106.7s 4
3. Snarl Foul Play 132.7s 3
4. Waterfall Surf 147.1s 3
5. Mud Slap Rock Wrecker 146.5s 3
6. Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 152.5s 2
7. Rock Throw Earth Power 141.1s 3
8. Snarl Dark Pulse 141.7s 4
9. Mud Shot Hydro Cannon 155.4s 3
10. Mud Shot Earthquake 159.2s 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
14. Waterfall Hydro Pump 165.3s 3
15. Smack Down Rock Slide 136.2s 5
16. Bubble Crabhammer 146.0s 4
17. Dragon Tail Hydro Pump 169.3s 3
18. Mud Shot Earth Power 156.4s 3
19. Bite Dark Pulse 163.3s 3
20. Mud Shot Earthquake 160.6s 4
21. Hex Shadow Ball 140.9s 5
22. Smack Down Stone Edge 162.7s 3
23. Snarl Crabhammer 147.4s 5
24. Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 154.2s 4
25. Bite Hydro Pump 175.5s 3
26. Hex Shadow Ball 138.4s 6
27. Waterfall Hydro Cannon 159.3s 5
28. Rock Throw Rock Slide 173.8s 4
29. Snarl Earthquake 169.2s 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.

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!