Rocket Leader Sierra Counters Guide

Sierra is a GO Rocket Team leader Pokemon GO, part of GO Rocket Special Research
Sierra is a Team GO Rocket member in Pokemon GO

Sierra Pokémon GO counters are Pokémon that will help you defeat her with ease, regardless of which line-up Sierra uses. Remember that you can rematch Sierra if you lose the first time.

Use this Sierra guide in combination with knowing Sierra’s Pokémon to ensure a victory.

Sierra’s Pokémon Line-Up

Sierra uses a Drowzee as her first Pokémon. Sierra’s second Pokémon can be an Exeggutor, a Lapras or a Sharpedo. Her third Pokémon can be a Shiftry, a Houndoom or an Alakazam.

Pokemon #1 Pokemon #2 Pokemon #3
Pokemon GO DrowzeeDrowzee Pokemon GO ExeggutorExeggutor Pokemon GO ShiftryShiftry
Pokemon GO LaprasLapras Pokemon GO HoundoomHoundoom
Pokemon GO SharpedoSharpedo Pokemon GO AlakazamAlakazam

Countering Sierra’s Pokémon


Pokemon GO DrowzeeDrowzee

Drowzee uses Normal or Psychic fast move, and only Psychic charge moves. Drowzee is weak to Dark, Bug and Ghost moves.

Recommended Drowzee counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Bite Fire Blast
Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin)Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ominous Wind
Pokemon GO HydreigonHydreigon Bite Dragon Pulse
Pokemon GO DarkraiDarkrai Snarl Dark Pulse
Pokemon GO Muk (Alola)Muk (Alola) Bite Acid Spray


Pokemon GO LaprasLapras

Lapras uses Water and Ice moves, with Skull Bash providing additional Normal type coverage for Charge moves. Some Lapras moves deals reduced damage to Dragon, some to Steel, which is quite interesting when picking counters. The priority is to resist the fast move and shield against the charge move.

Recommended Lapras counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO DialgaDialga Dragon Breath Draco Meteor
Pokemon GO LucarioLucario Counter Power Up Punch
Pokemon GO MelmetalMelmetal Thunder Shock Rock Slide
Pokemon GO RegiceRegice Lock On Focus Blast


Pokemon GO SharpedoSharpedo

Sharpedo can have a Dark and Water fast moves, and a Dark, Water or Poison charge move.  Sharpedo is weak to Bug, Electric, Fairy, Fighting and Grass.

Recommended Sharpedo counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO LucarioLucario Counter Super Power
Pokemon GO MachampMachamp Counter Close Combat
Pokemon GO RaikouRaikou Volt Switch Wild Charge
Pokemon GO ZapdosZapdos Thunder Shock Zap Cannon


Pokemon GO ShiftryShiftry

Shiftry is similar to Cacturne, but its moves are far more predictable. Fast moves are Grass and Dark moves, and charge moves are Grass, Dark and Flying (Hurricane). Overall, Pokemon with “weird” movesets and inherit type advantage are a solid pick here.

Recommended Shiftry counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO TogekissTogekiss Charm Ancient Power
Pokemon GO Ho-OhHo-Oh Hidden Power (Fire) Brave Bird
Pokemon GO YanmegaYanmega Bug Bite Ancient Power
Bug Buzz
Pokemon GO VolcaronaVolcarona Bug Bite Bug Buzz


Pokemon GO HoundoomHoundoom

Houndoom uses Dark and Fire fast and charge moves, which make him easy to counter. His weakness to Water, Fighting, Rock and Ground is easy to exploit.

Recommended Houndoom counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO SwampertSwampert Mud Shot Hydro Cannon
Pokemon GO PoliwrathPoliwrath Mud Shot Power Up Punch
Pokemon GO MachampMachamp Counter Cross Chop
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Smack Down Stone Edge


Pokemon GO AlakazamAlakazam

Alakazam uses Psychic quick moves, but has a wide Charge move pool (Focus Blast is a beast). Dark types excel against Alakazam, but shielding is mandatory. The key here, as it often is in PvP, is to resist the Fast move.

Recommended Alakazam counters

Pokémon Fast move Charge move
Pokemon GO DarkraiDarkrai Snarl Dark Pulse
Pokemon GO HydreigonHydreigon Dragon Breath Dark Pulse
Pokemon GO TyranitarTyranitar Bite Crunch
Pokemon GO MetagrossMetagross Bullet Punch Meteor Mash