Larvitar Raid Counters Guide

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As part of the Secrets of the Jungle event, Larvitar will be available in raids as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO. It can be shiny, but is a full odds shiny, so a trickier hunt.

Larvitar can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 548 – 594 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 686 – 743 CP at Level 25 with Sunny or Partly Cloudy weather boost

It is a Rock & Ground type, which makes it weak to Fighting, Ground, Ice, Steel, Grass (2x) and Water (2x) type moves. The easiest way to take it down is by using grass or water type moves, due to its double weakness to them.

Larvitar Raid Counters

Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.

Larvitar’s best raid counters are listed below:

Larvitar Counters
Supreme Counters
Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant* Grass
Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Kyogre Waterfall Water Surf Water
Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass
Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water
Great Counters
Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Grass Knot Grass
Empoleon Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Venusaur Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant* Grass
Torterra Razor Leaf Grass Frenzy Plant* Grass
Feraligatr Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Tangrowth Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass
Samurott Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Sceptile Bullet Seed Grass Frenzy Plant* Grass
Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Grass Knot* Grass

* marks a legacy move

Larvitar has so many weaknesses that the list could go on forever. If you don’t have any of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

  • Vaporeon, Clawitzer or Crawdaunt with water type movesets
  • Exeggutor or Leafeon with grass type movesets
  • Good fighting, ground, ice and steel type attackers, but keep in mind that they will perform significantly worse since they aren’t taking advantage of Larvitar’s double weakness to water & grass type attacks

In short, use one of the viable Water or Grass type attackers and it shouldn’t take you more than 10 seconds to finish the raid.

Stats and Max CP

Larvitar RockGround
Max CP at Level 40 1040 | Max CP at Level 50 1176
ATK 115 DEF 93 STA 137
Weak to Strong Against
Grass (x2) Water (x2) Fighting Ground Ice Steel Flying Bug Fire Ice Psychic Ghost


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Bite Dark
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Stomp Normal
  • Crunch Dark
  • Ancient Power Rock

Larvitar’s final evolution is Tyranitar, a very powerful Pokémon in Pokémon GO PvE-wise. Feel free to check our Tyranitar meta analysis if you want to know how powerful this thing is, you won’t regret powering one up!

We hope you found this raid guide useful! Best of luck on your candy/hundo hunt!

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