Machoke Raid Counters Guide

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A guide to defeating a Machoke Raid Boss. Machoke is a Fighting type Pokémon, and is best countered by using Psychic and Flying Pokémon: Mewtwo, Hoopa, Alakazam, Espeon, Moltres and Mega Pidgeot to name a few.

Machoke can be caught with the following Combat Power values:

  • 1096 – 1160 CP (no weather boost)
  • 1370 – 1451 CP (Cloudy weather boost)

Machoke should be an easy solo raid for most players, even when using sub-optimal counters. Machoke evolves into Machamp, a staple Fighting type used by most (if not all) Trainers.

Best Machoke Counters


The following Pokémon are the best Pokémon to defeat a Machoke Raid. Machoke is vulnerable to Fairy, Flying and Psychic type moves. Machoke is boosted by Cloudy weather.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Psystrike Psychic 74.75s 0.67
2. Hoopa (Unbound) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 76.73s 2.00
3. Hoopa (Confined) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 92.46s 0.33
4. Alakazam Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 89.18s 1.67
5. Espeon Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 90.98s 1.50
6. Tapu Lele Confusion Psychic Future Sight Psychic 97.32s 0.67
7. Latios Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 94.94s 1.17
8. Moltres Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying 94.87s 1.33
9. Azelf Confusion Psychic Future Sight Psychic 94.21s 1.83
10. Gardevoir Confusion Psychic Dazzling Gleam Fairy 100.41s 0.67
11. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 98.11s 1.33
12. Metagross Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 96.36s 2.00
13. Ho-Oh Extrasensory Psychic Brave Bird Flying 102.02s 1.00
14. Exeggutor Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 101.10s 1.33
15. Gallade Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 100.80s 1.50
16. Lugia Extrasensory Psychic Aeroblast Flying 108.86s 0.00
17. Zacian (Hero) Quick Attack Normal Play Rough Fairy 106.80s 1.00
18. Tornadus (Incarnate) Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 102.70s 1.50
19. Victini Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 108.95s 1.00
20. Tornadus Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 103.18s 1.60
21. Xurkitree Spark Electric Dazzling Gleam Fairy 96.64s 3.00
22. Deoxys (Attack) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psycho Boost Psychic 85.75s 5.00
23. Meloetta (Aria) Confusion Psychic Psyshock Psychic 104.50s 1.50
24. Honchkrow Peck Flying Brave Bird Flying 95.78s 3.20
25. Yveltal Gust Flying Hurricane Flying 102.19s 1.80
26. Togekiss Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 109.44s 0.67
27. Staraptor Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 97.66s 3.00
28. Beheeyem Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 105.92s 1.33
29. Tornadus (Therian) Gust Flying Psychic Psychic 107.92s 1.00
30. Latias Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 109.49s 1.00
31. Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Drill Peck Flying 109.22s 1.00
32. Braviary Air Slash Flying Brave Bird Flying 103.67s 2.00

Machoke moves

Machoke can have the following moves:

Fast moves Charge moves
  • Karate Chop Fighting
  • Low Kick Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
  • Submission Fighting
  • Brick Break Fighting

All of Machoke’s moves are Fighting-type moves, which makes the entire fight easy and predictable.

Weather influences

  • Cloudy weather boosts Machoke’s level in the Catch encounter, but it also boosts Fighting type moves, so Machoke will deal more damage
  • Windy weather will boost all Psychic and Flying counters, which makes it ideal weather for speed raiding
  • Other weather conditions have no notable effects on this fight

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