Xurkitree Raid Counters Guide

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Xurkitree is an Electric type Tier-5 Raid boss. Best Xurkitree raid counters include powerful Ground types, including Primal Groudon, but also the likes of 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.

Best Pokémon to use against Xurkitree in Pokémon GO

Here is a complete list of best counters for the Xurkitree Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, including highest DPS attackers and recommendations on which moves to use. As you can see from the table below, best counters for Xurkitree are Ground type Pokémon, and Primal Groudon and Mega Garchomp lead the pack.

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 9 365s
2. Garchomp (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 13 410s
3. Excadrill (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Scorching Sands Ground 20 432s
4. Garchomp (Shadow) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 18 442s
5. Mamoswine (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground High Horsepower Ground 26 471s
6. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 19 492s
7. Rhyperior (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 27 507s
8. Excadrill Mud-Slap Ground Scorching Sands Ground 20 511s
9. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 18 525s
10. Golurk (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Earth Power Ground 31 529s
11. Ursaluna (Shadow) Tackle Normal High Horsepower Ground 23 543s
12. Landorus (Incarnate) Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 25 546s
13. Landorus Mud Shot Ground Earth Power Ground 25 546s
14. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 25 547s
15. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground High Horsepower Ground 26 551s
16. Mewtwo (Shadow) Psycho Cut Psychic Psystrike Psychic 34 555s
17. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 25 559s
18. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 28 559s
19. Rhydon (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 34 571s
20. Flygon (Shadow) Mud Shot Ground Scorching Sands Ground 31 576s
21. Donphan (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 30 579s
22. Entei (Shadow) Fire Fang Fire Scorching Sands Ground 29 581s
23. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 27 591s
24. Nidoking (Shadow) Fury Cutter Bug Earth Power Ground 29 598s
25. Hippowdon (Shadow) Ice Fang Ice Scorching Sands Ground 27 604s
26. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug Frenzy Plant Grass 26 606s
27. Magmortar (Shadow) Fire Spin Fire Scorching Sands Ground 39 617s
28. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Blast Burn Fire 35 615s
29. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 34 616s
30. Golem (Shadow) Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 39 626s

Best Mega Pokémon against Xurkitree

Primal Groudon and Mega Garchomp are by far the best (and probably only) Mega and Primal Pokémon you will want against Xurkitree. Xurkitree is a pure Electric type, and having Ground-based Mega Pokémon will increase your damage output dramatically. Mega Rayquaza is always a good general option, hence we’re including it here.

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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