Xurkitree Raid Guide (Ultra Beast)

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Xurkitree is a Electric type Ultra Beast Tier-5 Raid boss. Best Xurkitree raid counters include powerful Ground types, Mega Gengar, Latios and more.

Xurkitree Raid Boss CP is 53279, and you can catch it in the following CP Ranges:

  • 2155 CP to 2249 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2695 CP to 2812 CP at Level 25, with Rainy weather boost

Depending on your levels and counters, we would recommend 3-5 trainers who are high level, and more if you don’t have optimal teams. This guide will tell you how to beat this electrifying Ultra Beast, as well as its optimal stats, moves and CP range.

Xurkitree Counters

List of counters for the Xurkitree Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, including best Pokémon to defeat it, highest DPS attackers, and moves to use. Learn which Pokémon are the best choice to beat this raid boss.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 488.42s 20.63
2. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 505.88s 15.13
3. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 504.69s 18.38
4. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 518.54s 15.14
5. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 510.53s 20.88
6. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 511.50s 21.38
7. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 527.18s 17.63
8. Krookodile Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 550.48s 20.14
9. Rhydon Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 567.78s 15.17
10. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground Bulldoze Ground 571.49s 12.50
11. Golurk Mud-Slap Ground Earth Power Ground 552.92s 19.67
12. Donphan Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 594.16s 12.25
13. Golem Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 603.08s 12.50

Best Megas to use

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 417.97s 19.50
2. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 424.98s 24.38
3. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Psychic Psychic 455.99s 16.13
4. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 455.23s 23.25
5. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 461.14s 28.13

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.

Xurkitree Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Thunder Shock Electric
  • Spark Electric
  • Discharge Electric
  • Thunder Electric
  • Dazzling Gleam Fairy
  • Power Whip Grass

Xurkitree Stats

Xurkitree Electric
Max CP at lvl 40 3937 / lvl 50 4451
ATK 330 DEF 144 HP 195
Weak to Strong Against
Ground Flying Water


Xurkitree had the potential to be kind of a big deal. With one of the highest attack stats in Pokémon GO, it had a huge chance of being a meta changing Electric type. Sadly however, whilst it got the fast move it needed, it didn’t get access to Wild Charge as a fast move meaning it just doesn’t pack enough punch.

If it had Wild Charge it would have been out ALL other Electric types, including shadows and Mega Pokémon! It didn’t even get it’s second choice move, sadly meaning for now, it isn’t breaking any barriers. That may change in the future with move updates, so it could be worth getting a good one to potentially TM later!

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