Rockruff Raid Guide

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Rockruff is one of the few Pokémon featured in the first Gen VII wave in Pokémon GO. It is currently available in raids as a Tier 1 raid boss, and it can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 499 – 543 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 624 – 679 CP at Level 25 with Partly Cloudy weather boost

It is a Rock type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Grass, Ground, Steel, Water and Fighting type moves. And yes, it can be shiny.

Rockruff Raid Counters

Rockruff’s best raid counters are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 42.48s 0.33
2. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 45.99s 0.00
3. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 47.83s 0.33
4. Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 50.95s 0.17
5. Steelix (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Earthquake Ground 60.48s 0.00
6. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 57.53s 0.33
7. Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel 59.28s 0.33
8. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 55.38s 1.00
9. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 65.37s 0.00
10. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 62.35s 0.33
11. Abomasnow (Mega) Razor Leaf Grass Energy Ball Grass 58.60s 1.00
12. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 62.02s 0.50
13. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 64.10s 0.33
14. Kyogre Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 63.00s 0.50
15. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 68.05s 0.00
16. Dialga Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 64.99s 0.33
17. Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 65.86s 0.40
18. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Earth Power Ground 62.79s 1.00
19. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 69.78s 0.00
20. Heracross Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting 70.51s 0.00
21. Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water 62.18s 1.00
22. Empoleon Metal Claw Steel Hydro Cannon Water 65.16s 0.67
23. Terrakion Zen Headbutt Psychic Sacred Sword Fighting 70.93s 0.00
24. Zacian Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 70.88s 0.00
25. Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 71.08s 0.00
26. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug Drill Run Ground 63.39s 1.00
27. Meloetta (Pirouette) Low Kick Fighting Close Combat Fighting 69.21s 0.20
28. Rhydon Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 71.33s 0.00
29. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 63.74s 1.00
30. Breloom Counter Fighting Grass Knot Grass 64.00s 1.00
31. Sirfetch'd Counter Fighting Close Combat Fighting 66.85s 0.60
32. Swampert Mud Shot Ground Hydro Cannon Water 67.48s 0.50
33. Primarina Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 72.26s 0.00
34. Hariyama Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 70.96s 0.25
35. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 65.46s 1.00

Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.

Rockruff has so many weaknesses that the list could go on forever. If you don’t have ANY of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:

  • Generalist” Pokémon such as Psycho Cut + Psystrike* Mewtwo
  • Eevolutions capable of dealing super effective damage such as Vaporeon or Leafeon
  • Other heavy-hitting megas

But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible, your raid mates will thank you for that.

Stats and Max CP

Rockruff Rock
Max CP at Level 40 950 | Max CP at Level 50 1074
ATK 117 DEF 78 STA 128
Weak to Strong Against
Grass Ground Steel Water Fighting Fire Flying Bug Ice


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Rock Throw Rock
  • Tackle Normal
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Crunch Dark
  • Rock Tomb Rock

Rockruff is only a dex filler but one of its evolutions, Midnight Lycanroc, is actually a Pokémon worth considering for PvP if you love running spice.

It has access to the best fast move in the game (Counter), along with Psychic Fangs, Crunch and Stone Edge. Keep in mind though that rock type Pokémon have plenty of weaknesses in the current meta and Lycanroc is not really a bulky Pokémon either.

We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!

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