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.

Top Primeape Counters Raid icon

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Reminder: Mega-Evolved Pokémon give other Pokémon special bonuses when brought to a Raid Battle. While a Mega-Evolved Pokémon is on the battlefield, all Trainers’ Pokémon receive an attack boost to all their attacks and gain an additional attack boost if their attack types match the Mega-Evolved Pokémon’s type(s).

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Rayquaza (Mega) Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 1 61.2s
2. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 2 79.3s
3. Gardevoir (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 1 84.5s
4. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 2 81.1s
5. Mewtwo Confusion Psychic Psystrike Psychic 2 85.0s
6. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 2 86.9s
7. Hoopa (Unbound) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 3 92.2s
8. Latias (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 2 99.1s
9. Lunala Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 1 102.9s
10. Yveltal Gust Flying Oblivion Wing Flying 2 97.6s
11. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Psychic Psychic 2 102.7s
12. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 3 99.8s
13. Articuno (Galarian) Psycho Cut Psychic Brave Bird Flying 2 104.7s
14. Moltres Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying 2 105.0s
15. Hoopa (Confined) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 2 105.8s
16. Latios Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 3 107.7s
17. Tapu Lele Confusion Psychic Future Sight Psychic 2 111.9s
18. Alakazam Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 4 107.6s
19. Xerneas Geomancy Fairy Moonblast Fairy 2 114.7s
20. Espeon Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 3 108.7s
21. Charizard (Mega Y) Air Slash Flying Blast Burn Fire 2 112.6s
22. Lugia Extrasensory Psychic Aeroblast Flying 1 120.4s
23. Ho-Oh Extrasensory Psychic Brave Bird Flying 2 116.1s
24. Gardevoir Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 2 114.7s
25. Slowbro (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 2 117.8s
26. Metagross Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 3 112.4s
27. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Brave Bird Flying 3 111.9s
28. Azelf Confusion Psychic Future Sight Psychic 4 113.8s
29. Xurkitree Thunder Shock Electric Dazzling Gleam Fairy 4 113.0s
30. Gallade Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 3 116.5s

Primeape Overview General icon

Primeape Fighting
Max CP at Level 40 2703 | Max CP at Level 50 3056
ATK 207 DEF 138 HP 163
Weak To: Strong Against:
Fairy Flying Psychic Bug Dark Rock

Primeape Move Sets Attack icon

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 Effects

  • 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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