Terrakion Raid Guide

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Best Terrakion counters are Psystrike Mewtwo and Meteor Mash Metagross. Terrakion is a Tier 5 raid boss with 48457 Boss CP. It can be easily trio raided. Terrakion can be caught in following CP ranges:

  • 2026 – 2113 (Unboosted Level 20 raid catch)
  • 2553 – 2641 (Boosted Level 25 raid catch in Cloudy and Partly Cloudy)

Terrakion is easily duoed with a team of Psystrike or Psychic Mewtwo, without relying on weather. It can be an easy trio with any of the other high tier counters. Mewtwo is of course the unmatched best counter, with Meteor Mash Metagross being a relatively distant 2nd place.

Maxed a Jirachi for whatever reason? This is one of the few raid bosses where you can take full advantage of its mixed Confusion and Doom Desire set.


Terrakion Counters

The following table lists best Terrakion counters in Pokemon GO. Italics indicate legacy movesets. Generally their usefulness is based on this legacy moveset.

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 343.51s 15.78
2. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 386.00s 13.78
3. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon Water 408.27s 17.00
4. Latias (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 448.63s 12.67
5. Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water 452.45s 17.00
6. Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant Grass 457.58s 16.44
7. Mewtwo Confusion Psychic Psystrike Psychic 483.81s 17.56
8. Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 486.87s 23.11
9. Slowbro (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 535.13s 14.33
10. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Psychic Psychic 520.10s 19.33
11. Hoopa (Unbound) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 508.60s 23.00
12. Scizor (Mega) Bullet Punch Steel Iron Head Steel 522.64s 20.22
13. Terrakion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 506.92s 23.78
14. Aggron (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Heavy Slam Steel 537.01s 18.78
15. Kartana Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass 515.04s 26.33
16. Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel 559.71s 19.33
17. Steelix (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Earthquake Ground 603.18s 9.00
18. Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting 576.14s 18.67
19. Lunala Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 599.13s 15.22
20. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Dazzling Gleam Fairy 576.86s 19.50
21. Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass 600.80s 19.14
22. Hoopa (Confined) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 600.94s 16.40
23. Xurkitree Thunder Shock Electric Power Whip Grass 558.72s 28.67
24. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 606.12s 16.00
25. Abomasnow (Mega) Razor Leaf Grass Energy Ball Grass 590.38s 22.75
26. Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting 606.73s 20.60
27. Pheromosa Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 545.30s 28.00
28. Pidgeot (Mega) Steel Wing Steel Brave Bird Flying 616.61s 17.67
29. Aerodactyl (Mega) Steel Wing Steel Earth Power Ground 607.06s 18.00
30. Espeon Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 600.23s 20.00

Terrakion Stats

Terrakion RockFighting
Max CP at lvl 40 3698 at lvl 50 4181
ATK 260 DEF 192 HP 209
Weak to Resistances
Fairy [fghting] Grass Ground Psychic Steel Water Bug Dark Fire Normal Poison Rock

Terrakion Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Double Kick Fighting
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Rock Slide Rock
  • Sacred Sword Fighting (legacy)

Analysis of Terrakion Counters

Terrakion has 260 ATK, 192 DEF and 209 STA. It’s middling defence makes it fairly easy, but with the wrong counters you can struggle. Being a Rock and Fighting type, it’s weak to Psychic, Water, Fighting, Grass, Ground, and Fairy. It’s quite common that you’ll be facing a weather boosted Terrakion, as it’s types are boosted by the 2 most common weather conditions: Cloudy and Partly Cloudy.


Mewtwo is unmatched, just altogether the best counter for Terrakion by a mile. Psystrike’s obviously the better of the 2, but Psychic is definitely viable as well, if you just want to spend some dust on a second move for your already maxed Shadow Ball Mewtwo.


Metagross boasts incredible bulk and resistances, without skimping on damage. This is finally the time to break out those community day Metagross for a reason other than gym sweeping! A mixed Psychic set is fine, too, if you have a high level one for whatever reason. Just watch out for Earthquake.


Finally Latios is relevant! After ages of being a not great Dragon attacker, it’s now a pretty decent Psychic attacker. However, Mewtwo got Psystrike, so Latios just kinda… Exists.


Among the best in rainy weather, but still good in any other.


An absolute glass cannon reliant on a legacy move. Use cautiously. You can also use Espeon in the same role.


Ooh, a mythical! Just behind Metagross and Mewtwo, actually, but held back by the fact you only get one. Many people would prefer to keep Jirachi for great or ultra league, just in case.

Other options that aren’t too bad

  • Gallade (Confusion Psychic, Psychic Psychic)
  • Celebi (Confusion Psychic, Psychic Psychic)
  • Exeggutor (Confusion Psychic, Psychic Psychic/Solar Beam Grass)
  • Swampert (Either fast, Hydro Cannon Water)
  • Garchomp (Mud Shot Ground, Earthquake Ground)
  • Togekiss (Charm Fairy, Dazzling Gleam Fairy)

Terrakion has one of the strongest Pokémon in the game, Psystrike Mewtwo, as a counter, so as long as you have a healthy supply of those (or Psychic Mewtwo and Meteor Mash Metagross), a Duo is possible and a Trio is easy. There’s many other counters, as Terrakion has 7 weaknesses, many of which are very common, so you can build your team with whatever’s available.

Terrakion moves

Fast move Charge move
  • Smack Down Rock (fast)
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic (fast)
  • Close Combat Fighting (charge, 1-bar)
  • Earthquake Ground (charge, 1-bar)
  • Rock Slide Rock (charge, 2-bar)

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Terrakion
Sunny Boosted Ground and Grass Boosted Earthquake Ground
Partly Cloudy Level 25 Terrakion Boosted Smack Down Rock and Rock Slide Rock
Cloudy Level 25 Terrakion, Boosted Fighting and Fairy Boosted Close Combat Fighting
Rainy Boosted Water
Snow Boosted Steel
Windy Boosted Psychic Boosted Zen Headbutt Psychic

As you can see, basically any weather has an effect on Terrakion and it’s main counters, due to its array of weaknesses. Aim to raid it in Cloudy weather, as it’ll boost 2 types for you and give you a higher level Terrakion on catch. A duo in Windy or Snow is comical, so if you experience either of those weather conditions, give it a shot.

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