'Pokémon Go' Raid Update: Terrakion Counters and Every Boss Change

The next update for Pokémon Go will occur in the Raids, as another of the Swords of Justice joins the battle.

Terrakion, the bulky Rock and Fighting-type Legendary has begun appearing in Level 5 Raids in the popular mobile game, giving players another rare Pokémon to battle and catch. Similar to Cobalion, Terrakion will take quite a bit of teamwork to take down.

Pokémon Go will begin a new event on Wednesday, November 27 called Friend Fest that will boost the attacking power of your Pokémon if you enter a Raid with a friend, so gather your teammates and head into battle.

Terrakion will begin appearing in Raids starting Tuesday, November 26 at 4 p.m. EST until Tuesday, December 17 at 4 p.m. EST.

With the debut of Terrakion in Pokémon Go Raids, the rest of the Raids have also updated to feature different bosses. If you're looking to build a team to take on Terrakion, here's everything you need to know.

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Terrakion is a Fighting and Rock-type Pokémon, which makes it weak to Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Psychic, Steel, and Fairy-type attacks.

There are plenty of strong Psychic-type Pokémon options in Pokémon Go like Mewtwo, Latios and even non-Legendary Pokémon like the Metagross and Ralts lines.

Other Legendary Pokémon like Groudon and Kyogre are also great choices to take on Terrakion, as they both have Water and Ground-type attacks to combat this new Raid Boss. But if you're looking for non-Legendary options, some of the Starters like Venusaur and Swampert are great options. And there are plenty of Fighting-type Pokémon to use as well.

Here are some great options for your Pokémon team as you head into battle against Terrakion:

  • Mewtwo with Psystrike and Psychic
  • Metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash
  • Latios with Zen Headbutt and Psychic
  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Makuhita with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Gardevoir with Charm and Dazzling Gleam
  • Roserade with Razor Leaf and Grass Knot
  • Venusaur with Vine Whip and Frenzy Plant
  • Groudon with Mud Shot and Solar Beam
  • Kyogre with Waterfall and Hydro Pump


Level 1

  • Klink
  • Shinx
  • Drowzee
  • Meditite
  • Wailmer

Level 2

  • Grotle
  • Grumpig
  • Marshtomp
  • Alolan Exeggutor
  • Mawile
  • Croconaw

Level 3

  • Claydol
  • Skarmory
  • Machamp
  • Espeon
  • Alakazam
  • Alolan Raichu

Level 4

  • Alolan Marowak
  • Galarian Weezing
  • Tyranitar
  • Togetic
  • Absol

Level 5

  • Terrakion
  • Regigigas (EX Raid)

What Pokémon are you going to select to take on Terrakion? Which of the Swords of Justice are you looking forward to catching? Let us know in the comments section.

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