Guzzlord Raid Guide (Ultra Beast)

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Guzzlord is a Dark and Dragon type Ultra Beast. It is weak to the Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Fighting, and Ice types. It should be noted that the Fairy weakness is 2x in Pokémon GO.

Guzzlord can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1565 – 1650 CP at level 20, no weather boost
  • 1956 – 2062 CP at level 25 with Fog or Windy weather boost

This fearsome UB has a massive HP stat but a measly DEF stat. As such, one can take it down in ideal weather conditions with 2-4 trainers in tow. But in normal conditions, 4-5 trainers with optimal counters are recommended.

For the really hardcore raiders, it is possible to solo Guzzlord! It has been done without weather bonuses and XL Pokémon, without needing to relobby, by trainers armed with Fairy types! For a full in-depth guide on how to solo Guzzlord, check out our dedicated solo guide.

While Guzzlord won’t exactly break the meta as such, it has been blessed with a good moveset. Therefore, it will be viable in the UL meta and a super spice pick in the ML meta. Therefore, it’s definitely worth the catch

Best Guzzlord Counters in Pokémon GO

List of counters for the Guzzlord Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, including best Pokémon to defeat it, highest DPS attackers, and moves to use. Learn which Pokémon are the best choice to beat this raid boss.

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Gardevoir (Mega) Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 6 190.5s
2. Gardevoir (Shadow) Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 9 220.5s
3. Xerneas Geomancy Fairy Moonblast Fairy 5 244.2s
4. Granbull (Shadow) Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 9 235.2s
5. Alakazam (Mega) Counter Fighting Dazzling Gleam Fairy 12 242.0s
6. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 8 247.0s
7. Togekiss Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 6 261.4s
8. Gardevoir Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 9 260.2s
9. Xurkitree Thunder Shock Electric Dazzling Gleam Fairy 11 261.1s
10. Zacian (Hero) Quick Attack Normal Play Rough Fairy 6 278.4s
11. Sylveon Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 6 285.2s
12. Primarina Charm Fairy Moonblast Fairy 7 281.3s
13. Granbull Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 9 278.8s
14. Donphan (Shadow) Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 10 278.0s
15. Alakazam (Shadow) Counter Fighting Dazzling Gleam Fairy 19 280.7s
16. Tapu Koko Quick Attack Normal Dazzling Gleam Fairy 9 286.9s
17. Ursaring (Shadow) Counter Fighting Play Rough Fairy 13 284.6s
18. Salamence (Shadow) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 13 285.7s
19. Diancie (Mega) Tackle Normal Moonblast Fairy 8 296.7s
20. Ninetales (Alola Shadow) Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 10 291.8s
21. Salamence (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 9 297.2s
22. Garchomp (Shadow) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 11 292.3s
23. Florges Fairy Wind Fairy Moonblast Fairy 7 308.6s
24. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 10 298.7s
25. Terrakion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 8 306.6s
26. Latias (Mega) Charm Fairy Outrage Dragon 10 299.7s
27. Tapu Bulu Bullet Seed Grass Dazzling Gleam Fairy 10 301.2s
28. Rapidash (Galarian) Fairy Wind Fairy Play Rough Fairy 13 296.9s
29. Banette (Mega) Hex Ghost Dazzling Gleam Fairy 16 296.9s
30. Dragonite (Shadow) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 13 298.7s

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Guzzlord Stats and Match-ups

Guzzlord Dark Dragon
Max CP at Level 40 2887 | Max CP at Level 50 3264
ATK 188 DEF 99 HP 440
Weak to Strong Against
Fairy Bug Ice Dragon Fighting Dragon Ghost Psychic

Guzzlord Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Snarl Dark
  • Dragon Claw Dragon
  • Brutal Swing Dark
  • Crunch Dark
  • Sludge Bomb Poison

In general, it goes without saying that Fairy types are the best counters, both on an offensive as well defensive basis. However, your Fairy types need to be wary about Sludge Bomb. In addition. powerful Dragon, Ice, and Fighting moves will serve you well, helping you take advantage of Guzzlord’s low DEF and cutting down its enormous HP.

Guzzlord Sprites

As of October 6th, 2023, Guzzlord can be shiny in raids! It turns a fantastic combination of white and orange, really striking and unusual.

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

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My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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