Legendary Pokémon are a group of incredibly rare and often very powerful Pokémon, generally featured prominently in the legends and myths of the Pokémon world. In Pokémon GO we can find them only at Legendary raids where they stay only for a limited amount of time.

Many more Legendary Pokémon were added to the roster in Generation III, with the eight new Legendary Pokémon bringing the total to 17.

In Gen III we get introduced to Legendary titans (Regice, Registeel and Regirock), Eon duo (Latias and Latios) and Weather trio (Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza). For now, only the Weather trio and Eon duo have been introduced in Pokémon GO. In this article we’re going to see if the weather trio is relevant in the current Meta and discuss their relevance in the future.

Groudon

Groudon is a Ground type Legendary Pokémon. It was the first of the weather trio to be introduced in Pokemon GO. Groudon possesses the ability to expand continents.

Groudon Type Best moveset
Ground Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
4074 270 251 182

Right away we can notice Groudon has elite stats. But first, lets talk about its moveset. Even though Dragon Tail Dragon and Solar Beam Grass is its best moveset DPS wise, we put Mud Shot Ground and Earthquake Ground as its best moveset. And there is a simple explanation. If you want to use Groudon as an overall attacker you should use Dragon Tail and Solar Beam, but if you want to use Groudon as the best Ground type Pokémon that it is and will be in the future meta, you need to have Mud Shot and Earthquake.

As a Ground type Pokémon Groudon has the best Attack stat (nerfed from 297 to 270 before being introduced into the game) out of all currently known Pokémon Gen I-VII, with only two other Pokémon even coming close to it: Garchomp (Gen IV) and Landorus (Gen V Legendary) with 261.
Groudon’s Defense stat of 251 (nerfed from 276) is also elite amongst Ground type Pokemon. Only Onix and Steelix have better Defense stats.
And its Stamina of 182 (nerfed from 200) is also very respectable and gives Groudon a maximum of 155 HP at Level 40.

All of that makes Groudon the best Ground type Pokémon in the current and future meta and one you should invest your stardust in.

Even though Ground type Pokémon aren’t the most used type in the current meta, they are still a great counter against Electric Rock Poison Steel and Fire type Pokémon.

Groudon will be one of the best counters against Regirock and Registeel once they are released. And in the future, when we get Gen IV Legendary Pokémon, Groudon will be one of the best counters for Dialga and Heatran.

Kyogre

Kyogre is a Water type Legendary Pokémon. It was the second of the weather trio to be introduced in Pokémon GO. Kyogre possesses the ability to expand the oceans.

Kyogre Type Best moveset
Water Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
4074 270 251 182

Unlike Groudon, Kyogre only has one Fast move – Waterfall, which is the best Water type move and it gets STAB bonus. It also has access to Hydro Pump, which is again the best Water type Charge move, that you should use in almost every case.

Kyogre has the exact same stats as Groudon, but let’s compare it to other water type Pokemon.

In the current meta, Kyogre is superior to any other Water type Pokémon by a large margin. In the future it might be threatened by Palkia, a DragonWater dual type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV, if it doesn’t get nerfed before getting introduced, like Kyogre did. And another problem with Palkia is that cannot learn any Water type fast moves in the main series games.

Like we said, Kyogre is by far the best Water type Pokémon in the current meta, and for now, it looks like it will stay like that even after Palkia gets introduced, but we’ll just have to wait. Either way, it’s safe to spend you stardust on Kyogre as one of the best, if not the best Water type Pokémon.

Even though Water type Pokémon, same as Ground type Pokémon, aren’t really used a lot in the current meta, they are still great counters against Fire Rock and Ground type Pokémon.

Kyogre will be the best counter against Regirock once it gets released. If one of the past Legendary Pokémon return, like Lugia did, Kyogre will be the best counter against Entei and Groudon, and one of the best against Moltres. When Gen IV Legendary Pokémon come out, Kyogre will be one of the best counters for Heatran, a dual-type Fire Steel Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Rayquaza

Along with Kyogre and Groudon, Rayquaza is a part of the weather trio, serving as its trio master.

Rayquaza Type Best moveset
Dragon Flying Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
3645 284 170 191

Groudon and Kyogre have the exact same stats, but Rayquaza doesn’t. It has a better Attack stat of 284 (nerfed from 312 – that would be the best of any Dragon type Pokemon Gen I-VII) and better Stamina (nerfed from 210), but a worse Defense stat of 170 (nerfed from 187) compared to 251 of Groudon and Kyogre.

Rayquaza is a Dragon Flying dual-type Legendary Pokémon that can have movesets of its two different types:

  • Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
  • Air Slash Flying Aerial Ace Flying

That makes Rayquaza an extremely versatile attacker, both as a Dragon and Flying type attacker.

As a Dragon type attacker Rayquaza is currently the best in the game with also the best Dragon type moveset available. During the next two months, it will be the best counter against the Eon duo of Latios and Latias. So, in the current meta Rayquaza is the best Dragon type Pokémon. But what will happen to it in the future?

With Gen IV and Gen V we will be introduced to four new strong Dragon type Legendary Pokémon – Diagla, Palkia, Reshiram and Zekrom. We don’t know yet if they will get their stats nerfed like Rayquaza did and what moves will they get, so we will just have to wait and see. But it’s safe to say that Rayquaza will always be one of the best Dragon type attackers.

But as mentioned earlier, Rayquaza can also be a Flying type attacker. It will have the best Attack stat of all the Flying type Pokémon (apart from Archeops – Generation V glass cannon). Only one Pokémon will come close to Rayquaza as the best Flying type attacker, and it’s Yveltal, a dual-type Dark Flying Legendary Pokemon in Generation VI. So, it’s safe to say that Rayquaza is and will be the best Flying type Pokémon for a very long time.

With all that, there is only one conclusion. Rayquaza can be an awesome both Dragon and Flying type attacker and a Pokémon worth investing your stardust in.