Primeape Raid Counters Guide

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Primeape is a tier-3 Raid Boss in Pokémon GO. Primeape 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.

Primeape has a raid boss CP of 16475.

Primeape can be caught with the following Combat Power values:

  • 1239 – 1307 CP (no weather boost)
  • 1549 – 1634 CP (Cloudy weather boost)

Primeape should be an easy solo raid for high level prepared trainers, but lower level trainers or those without ideal counters may need to bring a friend.

Best Primeape Counters


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

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 63.95s 0.88
2. Latias (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 74.16s 0.75
3. Pidgeot (Mega) Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 71.08s 1.63
4. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Psystrike Psychic 80.63s 1.50
5. Charizard (Mega Y) Air Slash Flying Blast Burn Fire 82.79s 1.25
6. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 87.43s 1.13
7. Slowbro (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 88.06s 1.13
8. Hoopa (Unbound) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 85.05s 2.25
9. Hoopa (Confined) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 99.57s 1.75
10. Moltres Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying 101.48s 1.75
11. Latios Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 101.31s 2.13
12. Espeon Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 100.33s 2.50
13. Alakazam Psycho Cut Psychic Psychic Psychic 98.77s 3.00
14. Tapu Lele Confusion Psychic Future Sight Psychic 106.51s 1.50
15. Altaria (Mega) Peck Flying Dazzling Gleam Fairy 106.74s 1.88
16. Ho-Oh Extrasensory Psychic Brave Bird Flying 111.68s 1.13
17. Metagross Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 106.45s 2.25
18. Gardevoir Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 109.55s 1.63
19. Azelf Extrasensory Psychic Future Sight Psychic 104.02s 2.75
20. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 107.79s 2.00
21. Zacian Metal Claw Steel Play Rough Fairy 116.64s 1.00
22. Staraptor Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 106.52s 2.67
23. Gallade Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 109.21s 2.00
24. Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 107.86s 2.25
25. Lugia Extrasensory Psychic Aeroblast Flying 117.14s 0.00
26. Braviary Air Slash Flying Brave Bird Flying 113.29s 2.00
27. Charizard (Mega X) Air Slash Flying Blast Burn Fire 108.68s 2.38
28. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 117.66s 1.25
29. Xurkitree Spark Electric Dazzling Gleam Fairy 107.29s 3.00
30. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 109.72s 2.67
31. Honchkrow Peck Flying Sky Attack Flying 105.44s 3.40
32. Yveltal Gust Flying Hurricane Flying 111.88s 2.00
33. Deoxys (Attack) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psycho Boost Psychic 95.97s 6.00
34. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 111.86s 2.14
35. Delphox Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 119.60s 1.00

Primeape moves

Primeape can have the following moves:

Fast moves Charge moves
  • Counter Fighting
  • Low Kick Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Low Sweep Fighting
  • Ice Punch Ice
  • Night Slash Dark

All of Primeape’s Fast moves are Fighting-type moves, and 50% of Charge moves are as well, which can make the entire fight easy and predictable.

However, if Primeape has Ice Punch, your Flying-type counters could be in danger. Fortunately, Night Slash doesn’t deal increased damage to Psychic-type counters, so they’re safe.

Weather influences

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

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