Kyogre Raid Boss Guide: Counters and Strategies
Kyogre

Kyogre is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon Go, being a member of the Weather Trio with Groudon and Rayquaza. Best Kyogre counters are strong Electric and Grass-type Pokémon, but it heavily depends on Kyogre’s moveset.

Kyogre 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 Rainy weather

Kyogre can be duoed with high level Grass and Electric Pokémon boosted by their respective weather conditions. Beyond that challenge, we recommend groups of 3-6, for high-level trainers, or 7-20 for lower level trainers.

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

Kyogre Raid Counters

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 741.7s 25
2. Zekrom Charge Beam Wild Charge 753.8s 26
3. Manectric (Mega) Charge Beam Wild Charge 661.54s 33
4 Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Zap Cannon 726.72s 22
5. Raikou Thunder Shock Wild Charge 804.4s 37
6. Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Knot 843.6s 40
7. Sceptile Fury Cutter Frenzy Plant 854.5s 40
8. Magnezone Spark Wild Charge 853.9s 42
9. Electivire Thunder Shock Wild Charge 819.3s 49
10. Zapdos Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 850.0s 46
11. Tangrowth Vine Whip Solar Beam 924.8s 33
12. Abomasnow (Mega) Razor Leaf Energy Ball 882.16s 26
13. Venusaur Vine Whip Frenzy Plant 911.0s 36
14. Luxray Spark Wild Charge 849.3s 49
15. Torterra Razor Leaf Frenzy Plant 895.9s 40
16. Exeggutor (Alola) Bullet Seed Solar Beam 956.6s 28
17. Thundurus (Therian) Thunder Shock Thunder Punch 845.7s 52
18. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Thunderbolt 899.4s 45
19. Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Knot 895.4s 48
20. Exeggutor Bullet Seed Solar Beam 942.8s 39
21. Jolteon Thunder Shock Thunderbolt 1015.8s 31
22. Simisage Vine Whip Grass Knot 928.6s 46
23. Leafeon Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 971.5s 38
24. Gengar (Mega) Lick Shadow Ball 900.3s 53
25. Thundurus Thunder Shock Thunder Punch 911.3s 55
26. Leavanny Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 978.7s 43
27. Victreebel Razor Leaf Leaf Blade 971.6s 48
28. Vileplume Razor Leaf Solar Beam 911.62s 31
29. Latios Dragon Breath Solar Beam 1043.4s 37
30. Zebstrika Spark Wild Charge 848.89s 50

Kyogre has access to the following moves, completely following its lore and control over sea and weather:

  • Waterfall Water (fast)
  • Hydro Pump Water (1 bar, charged)
  • Blizzard Ice (1 bar, charged)
  • Thunder Electric (1 bar, charged)

Raikou, Magnezone, and Electivire are the all-star Kyogre counters, being good vs. all movesets with high damage and decent survivability to boot.

Blizzard is the most difficult Kyogre moveset as it renders Grass types unusable, as they are immediately taken out in one hit. This isn’t to say that the Grass type is not useful, the Grass-type counters are viable, especially during Sunny weather, but Blizzard Kyogre will decimate your Grass team and OHKO (One Hit KO) almost every Grass attacker in the game.

Weather Chart

Weather Pro Con
Sunny Boosts Grass types
Windy
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy
Snow Boost’s Kyogre’s Blizzard Ice move
Rainy Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Electric types Boost’s Kyogre’s Waterfall, Hydro Pump Water, and Thunder Electric
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Tips for Catching Kyogre

Kyogre is notoriously difficult to catch due to its erratic behavior and frequent attacks in the capture bonus encounter. Kyogre will move from left to right, similar to other floating Pokémon, adding an additional level of frustration.

We suggest you practice curveballs from both screen ends and both rotations — especially if you’re not a “pro level curver.” We created a chart that displays all throw + berry combo chances to catch Kyogre:

Berry Curve Throw type
Normal Nice Great Excellent
No Berry
2.00% 2.30% 3.00% 3.70%
Curve 3.40% 3.91% 5.10% 6.29%
Razz Berry
3.00% 3.45% 4.50% 5.55%
Curve 5.10% 5.87% 6.29% 7.65%
Golden Razz Berry
5.00% 5.75% 7.50% 9.25%
Curve 8.50% 9.78% 12.75% 15.73%

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