Marowak is back as Tier 4 Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, but this time in it’s less interesting Kanto version. Best Marowak Counters in Pokémon GO are strong Grass, Ice, and Water-types such as Kyogre, Mamoswine, and Rosarade. Marowak has a Raid Boss CP of 21385 and can be caught with the following CP Values:

  • 988 – 1048 CP with no weather boost (Level 20)
  • 1235 – 1311 CP with Sunny weather (Level 25)

The best case scenario for Marowak is a manageable duo with full teams of Kyogre or Mamoswine, with Best Friend boosts. If you raid during Sunny, Rainy or Snow weather, duoing should be fairly easy with the right high-level counters. Ideally, use 3-4 high-level players, or 5+ lower leveled players when fighting this raid boss.

This guide lists the best counters, forme stats, and which moves Marowak can have in Pokémon GO. For our Simulator’s list of counters, check here. For a full Marowak IV chart, you can check here.


Marowak Counters

Marowak raid counters
Weakness Grass Ice Water Boosted by Sunny
Supreme Counters
Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Roserade Razor Leaf Grass Gross Knot Grass
Other Viable Counters
Weavile Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice
Feraligatr Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Breloom Bullet Seed Grass Gross Knot* Grass
Tangrowth Vine Whip Grass Solar Beam Grass
Exeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice

*Legacy move

Marowak Movesets

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Mud Slap Ground
  • Rock Smash Fighting
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Bone Club Ground
  • Dig Ground

Rock Smash can do Super-effective damage to Ice-type Pokémon, but apart from that Fast move, you have nothing to worry about.

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Deoxys
Sunny Boosts Super Effective Grass attacks Boosts Ground type moves
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy Boosts Fighting Rock Smash
Rainy Boosts Super Effective Water attacks
Snow Boosts Super Effective Ice attacks

Discount Attackers

If you do not have access to any of the fine counters listed above, Marowak will still bow to any of these counters:

  • Venusaur with Vine Whip / Frenzy Plant
  • Sceptile with Bullet Seed / Leaf Blade
  • Sharpedo with Waterfall / Hydro Pump
  • Victreebel with Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
  • Shiftry with Razor Leaf / Leaf Blade
  • Salamence with Dragon Tail / Hydro Pump
  • Palkia with Dragon Tail / Hydro Pump
  • Articuno with Frost Breath / Blizzard

Final Notes

Marowak is a Ground type that has the following stats:

Marowak Ground
Max CP 1835
ATK 144 DEF 186 HP 155
Weak to Strong Against
Grass Ice Water Electric x2 Poison Rock

I can’t think of a reason you would want to raid Marowak apart from it being a hard duo you want to try. It’s currently not even close to being meta relevant so you should hope that something else will hatch from that Level 4 Raid egg.