'Pokémon Go' Raid Boss Update: Shiny Groudon and Kyogre Return

Kyogre and Groudon have returned to Pokémon Go with the start of the Hoenn Event, but they are not the only changes coming to Raids Bosses in the popular mobile game.

Heatran is now gone from the Legendary Raids, but he's being replaced with two Legendaries from the Hoenn Region. Other Pokémon from the third generation have also appeared in Raid Battles.

If you're looking for information on how to defeat and catch both Kyogre and Groudon, and what all the new Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go are, check out the essential information below.

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If you're looking to bring the best team to take down both Kyogre and Groudon, you'll want to bring plenty of Electric and Water-type Pokémon.

Groudon is a pure Ground-type Pokémon. It's weak to Water, Ice and Grass-type attacks so you'll want to bring Pokémon with those moves. It resists Electric, Rock and Poison-type attacks so don't bring those into battle.

The behemoth does have a chance at having Fire Blast as a Charged Attack, so Pokémon Go trainers may be taking a risk by bringing Grass-type Pokémon.

Here are the best Pokémon to counter Groudon:

  • Kyogre with Waterfall, Hydro Pump
  • Gyarados with Waterfall, Hydro Pump
  • Feraligatr with Waterfall, Hyrdro Cannon
  • Mewtwo with Confusion, Ice Beam
  • Alolan Exeggutor with Bullet Seed and Solar Beam
  • Roserade with Razor Leaf and Solar Beam

Kyogre is a pure Water-type Pokémon and is weak to just Grass and Electric-type attacks while resisting Water, Ice, Fire, and Steel-type attacks. Like Groudon, Kyogre can know Blizzard, a Charged Attack that will hurt Grass-type Pokémon.

Again, it may be risky to take a Grass-type Pokémon into a Kyogre battle so we recommend sticking with the Electric-type.

Here's some of the best Pokémon to take into battle against Kyogre:

  • Raikou with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Electivire with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Zapdos with Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt
  • Luxray with Spark and Wild Charge
  • Mewtwo with Confusion and Thunderbolt
  • Venusaur with Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant


Besides the return of Kyogre and Groudon, the Raid Bosses in Pokémon Go have changed as well. Here are all the Raid Bosses separated by tiers during the Hoenn Celebration (note: list is still being updated)

Tier 1

Wingull (Shiny chance)

Duskull (Shiny chance)

Shuppet (Shiny chance)

Plusle (Shiny chance)

Minun (Shiny chance)

Tier 2





Mawile (Shiny chance)


Tier 3





Tier 4

Metagross (Shiny chance)

Aggron (Shiny chance)

Absol (Shiny chance)

Tier 5

Kyogre (Shiny chance)

Groudon (Shiny chance)

Deoxys (Attack Form)