'Pokémon Go' Kyogre and Groudon Raids: Counters and Everything You Need to Know

Kyogre and Groudon are returning to Pokémon Go in Raid Battles, and trainers will want to battle and catch as many of these Legendaries as possible, to obtain a third Legendary for their collection.

During the Hoenn Celebration event, starting Tuesday, Groudon and Kyogre will begin appearing in five-star Raids. Trainers will also notice that there will be new research tasks to complete.

Catching two Kyogre and two Groudon will complete two of the three tasks needed to unlock Rayquaza with the exclusive charged move Hurricane. Any deal that allows you to catch four Legendaries, but get five is a great one for Pokémon Go trainers.

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Groudon is a Ground-type Pokémon, making it weak to Ice, Water and Grass-type attacks. Thankfully, there are plenty of powerful Water and Ice-type Pokémon to bring into battle, including a handful of Mega Pokémon.

Mega Blastoise, Abomasnow and Venusaur are the best options for Mega Pokémon to take into battle against Groudon.

Consider bringing these Pokémon into battle:

  • Mega Venusaur with Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant
  • Mega Blastoise with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
  • Mega Abomasnow with Razor Leaf and Weather Ball (Ice)
  • Gyarados with Waterfall and Hydro Pump
  • Swampert with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
  • Kyogre with Waterfall and Surf
  • Tangrowth with Vine Whip and Power Whip
  • Torterra with Razor Leaf and Frenzy Plant


Kyogre is a Water-type Pokémon, which makes it weak to just Grass and Electric-type attacks.

Similar to the situation with Groudon, there are plenty of Grass-type Pokémon that can help you take on this Legendary. For the Hoenn Celebration event, Mega Ampharos will make its Pokémon Go debut, so if you can pick up enough Mega Energy, you can take the Electric and Dragon-type Pokémon into battle as well.

Consider taking these Pokémon into battle against Kyogre:

  • Mega Venusaur with Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant
  • Mega Ampharos with Volt Switch and Zap Cannon
  • Mega Abomasnow with Razor Leaf and Energy Ball
  • Raikou with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Zekrom with Charge Beam and Wild Charge
  • Magnezon with Spark and Wild Charge
  • Electivire with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Zapdos with Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt


Each Raid in Pokémon Go during the Hoenn Celebration event will be occupied by a Pokémon from the Hoenn region. Trainers will find the Starters, and some of the most popular Pokémon from the Hoenn region, such as Ralts and Bagon.

Here's the entire list of Raids in Pokémon Go during the Hoenn Celebration event:

Level 1

  • Treecko
  • Torchic
  • Mudkip
  • Ralts
  • Aron
  • Bagon

Level 3

  • Breloom
  • Mawile
  • Grumpig
  • Spinda
  • Absol

Level 5

  • Kyogre
  • Groudon

Are you excited for the start for the Hoenn Celebration event? Which Pokémon are you taking into battle? Let us know in the comments section.