Groudon Raid Guide

Groudon is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, being a member of the Weather Trio with Rayquaza and Kyogre. The best Groudon counters are strong Water and Grass-type Pokemon such as Gyarados, Kyogre, Feraligatr, Venusaur and Roserade.

Groudon’s Raid Boss CP is 54411, and you can catch it in the following CP ranges:

  • 2260-2351 at Lvl 20, no weather boost
  • 2825-2939 at Lvl 25 with Sunny weather

Groudon can be duo’ed with full teams of weather boosted Level 40 Pokémon. Beyond that challenge, we recommend groups of 3-6, for high-level trainers, or 7-20 for lower level players.


For our Simulator’s list of counters, check here. As well, for a full IV chart, you can check here. Groudon is a pure Ground type.

Groudon Raid Counters

The following table shows best counters to use versus a Groudon raid boss.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 653.78s 21.50
2. Water Gun Hydro Cannon 636.34s 27.67
3. Water Gun Hydro Cannon 748.22s 30.40
4. Waterfall Surf 741.43s 30.83
5. Water Gun Hydro Cannon 766.91s 32.00
6. Powder Snow Weather Ball 754.95s 31.83
7. Waterfall Hydro Cannon 779.34s 33.40
8. Waterfall Hydro Pump 839.32s 23.00
9. Vine Whip Power Whip 815.26s 28.33
10. Waterfall Crabhammer 788.75s 39.75
11. Fury Cutter Frenzy Plant 807.76s 34.00
12. Razor Leaf Frenzy Plant 827.05s 30.50
13. Lick Shadow Ball 804.99s 37.60
14. Razor Leaf Grass Knot 787.20s 39.00
15. Fire Spin Blast Burn 880.86s 22.50
16. Bullet Seed Grass Knot 803.24s 39.40
17. Psycho Cut Ice Beam 831.87s 30.33
18. Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 840.05s 32.60
19. Dragon Breath Hydro Pump 843.50s 30.17
20. Bubble Crabhammer 752.96s 42.33
21. Vine Whip Grass Knot 824.92s 38.00
22. Powder Snow Avalanche 790.54s 43.40
23. Frost Breath Avalanche 827.52s 41.00
24. Bullet Seed Solar Beam 881.76s 31.83
25. Ice Shard Avalanche 848.97s 49.33
26. Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 913.28s 30.40
27. Vine Whip Solar Beam 900.52s 26.60
28. Dragon Breath Solar Beam 900.44s 31.17
29. Ice Fang Avalanche 774.32s 47.17
30. Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 890.25s 33.20
31. Water Gun Hydro Pump 944.97s 23.50
32. Bullet Seed Solar Beam 893.33s 30.75
33. Lock-On Solar Beam 866.50s 38.00
34. Water gun Crabhammer 886.21s 42.25
35. Razor Leaf Solar Beam 894.02s 41.00

Picking Groudon’s counters and placing them in a direct list is a bit difficult, given how weather and moveset can change a raid counter pick. One has to consider that the counters for Groudon include: Kyogre, the best Water type, Roserade and Frenzy Plant Sceptile/Venusaur, the best Grass types, and Mamoswine, the best Ice type. However, you cannot just use your best instance of these Pokémon, as moves and weather can shred every single one of these. Fire Blast will burn Grass and Ice types, and Solar Beam will ruin all Water counters except for Gyarados.

The only guaranteed counters in any weather or moveset are, as previously mentioned, Gyarados and Ice Beam Mewtwo. Beyond that, counters listed above fall into two categories:

  • Solar Beam Counters that consist of Grass and Ice types.
  • Fire Blast Counters that consist of Water types

Groudon Movesets

Groudon has access to the following quick and charge moves:

  • Dragon Tail dragon (quick)
  • Mud Shot ground (quick)
  • Fire Blast fire (charge, one bar)
  • Solar Beam grass (charge, one bar)
  • Earthquake ground (charge, one bar)

Weather Chart

Weather Pro Con
Sunny Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Grass type moves Boosts Groudon’s Mud Shot, Earthquake Ground, Solar beam Grass, and Fire Blast Fire
Windy Boosts Groudon’s Dragon Tail
Partly Cloudy
Snow Boosts Ice type moves
Rainy Boosts Water type moves