Ursaring Raid Counters Guide

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Pokemon GO Ursaring is a Tier 4 Raid boss that arrived alongside other Generation 2 Raid Bosses during the Johto Festival in August 2018. Ursaring is a pure Normal type, is boosted by Partly Cloudy weather, and has only one weakness: Fighting. If this guide was to get a Tl;Dr, it would be: USE MACHAMP! This page lists best Ursaring counters.

As a tier 4, its stat composition of 236 Attack, 144 Defense, and 207 Stamina brings its raid boss CP to 30025. With these stats, it can be a satisfying duo challenge, with it being the middle ground between a pushover like Absol and a hard beast like Tyranitar. For those just looking to take it down fast, 3 or more trainers ought to be more than enough to tame this bear. A caught Ursaring may have the following CP values:

  • 1501 – 1577 (Level 20)
  • 1877 – 1971 (Weather Boosted Level 25)

Ursaring Counters

List of best Ursaring raid counters
Weakness: Fighting Boosted byPartly Cloudy
Best Pokémon to use Against a Ursaring Raid Boss
Supreme Ursaring Counters
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
We do not joke in any sense when we keep praising Machamp as one of the best Pokémon in the game. It works for Blissey, it works for Slaking, it works for the Regi-trio, it works for Absol and Tyranitar, it works for anything weak to fighting types, and it will definitely work for Ursaring.
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
It might not stick around for long and it will have its fair share of faints, but Breloom will deal some Machamp-level damage while it is out on the field.
  • Counter Fighting
  • Dynamic Punch Fighting
Hariyama is simply a trade-off, being more bulk that Machamp in exchange for slightly higher time-to-win. However, this means it could do well to keep you in the fight just that extra bit of time as an anchor.
Great Ursaring counters
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Focus Blast Fighting
Mewtwo, with whatever moveset it has, can be one of the best in its relative category. Be it a ghost type, a psychic, a normal generalist, or, to our advantage here, an excellent fighting type that boasts good timing.
  • Counter Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Heracross might be limited by that Close Combat move and its regional status, but it could do well in any B-team or even just used to brag about having it, while also still being useful in the raid.
Good Ursaring counters
  • Counter Fighting
  • Focus Blast Fighting
  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Outrage Dragon
  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Draco Meteor Dragon
  • Dragon Tail Dragon
  • Outrage Dragon
  • Counter Fighting
  • Cross Chop Fighting
  • Close Combat Fighting
Potion conservationist
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Focus Blast Fighting
Yes, Mewtwo, besides being a Great Counter, is also a wonderful potion conservationist. While still dishing out incredible damage, it is second in potion usage only to Lugia, with the benefit of 140 less second of battle.

Here are the moves that Ursaring gets:

  • Counter (Fighting, fast)
  • Shadow Claw (Ghost, fast)
  • Metal Claw (Steel, fast)
  • Hyper Beam (Normal, 1 bar charge)
  • Close Combat (Fighting, 1 bar charge)
  • Play Rough (Fairy, 2 bar charge)

The best moveset to counter will be Metal Claw/Close Combat, while the worst moveset to find will be Counter/Hyper Beam. The difference in time between movesets can be quite substantial, with about 15 seconds between top and bottom of these movesets, that only widen depending on the weather, so consider your options carefully in anticipation of Hyper Beam.

Weather Effects

Partly Cloudy weather boosts Ursaring, as well as its hard-hitting charge move Hyper Beam, so a Partly Cloudy Ursaring will be a tough boss to fight. On the other hand, while Cloudy will boost Machamp and the Fighting gang, it will also give a quick boost to its Play Rough Fairy if it has it available.

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny No pros nor cons
Partly Cloudy Boosts boss’s Hyper Beam charge move
Cloudy Boosts your Fighting counters Boosts boss’ Counter, Close Combat, and Play Rough.
Windy No pros nor cons
Rainy No pros nor cons
Snow Boosts boss’ Metal Claw fast move
Fog Boosts Shadow Claw

Basically, you will be in for a bad time if Partly Cloudy is in effect, but otherwise, nothing changes too drastically.

Additional Counters

These are not going to be your best bet for fighting or duoing the raid boss, but if you are a lower level looking to do the raid with some friends, here are some other counters worth looking at.

  • Kyogre: Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Latios: Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Poliwrath: Rock Smash/Dynamic Punch
  • Moltres: Fire Spin/Overheat
  • Raikou: Thundershock/Wild Charge
  • Ursaring: Counter/Hyper Beam
  • Hitmonlee: Low Kick/Brick Break

With that, the raid guide is finished. Questions, comments, think we messed up somewhere? Drop a comment down below!

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