Groudon Raid Counters 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. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 696.26s 20.83
2. Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass 762.42s 24.00
3. Kyogre Waterfall Water Surf Water 729.19s 27.20
4. Empoleon Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon Water 753.54s 28.50
5. Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 747.53s 29.80
6. Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 736.16s 37.00
7. Feraligatr Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 752.93s 26.25
8. Samurott Fury Cutter Bug Hydro Cannon Water 747.84s 29.00
9. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 753.33s 46.33
10. Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 744.86s 33.00
11. Crawdaunt Waterfall Water Crabhammer Water 776.01s 30.50
12. Tangrowth Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 808.29s 24.40
13. Sceptile Fury Cutter Bug Frenzy Plant Grass 796.27s 29.50
14. Primarina Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 843.77s 23.50
15. Celebi Magical Leaf Grass Leaf Storm Grass 830.13s 22.80
16. Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot Grass 790.42s 32.67
17. Clawitzer Water Gun Water Crabhammer Water 799.00s 29.00
18. Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 840.08s 23.00
19. Torterra Razor Leaf Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 811.70s 26.80
20. Venusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 825.68s 27.50
21. Simisage Vine Whip Grass Grass Knot Grass 813.05s 31.00
22. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice 823.17s 28.33
23. Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Aqua Tail Water 836.94s 27.00
24. Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass 876.17s 20.00
25. Glaceon Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 790.74s 32.00
26. Leavanny Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Storm Grass 900.25s 19.00

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


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