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Terrakion Raid Guide

November 16, 2020 - Jace
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Terrakion Raid Guide

Terrakion- Flower PokΓ©mon

Terrakion is weak to the following types: Fighting, Ground, Steel, Water, Grass, Psychic, Fairy. Generally speaking, the best counters for it are:Mewtwo, Metagross, and Kyogre. Terrakion can be beaten by 2 players in optimal weather, with max friendship and perfect level 40 counters or by 4 unfriended players using level 20 counters from this guide. When caught, Terrakion will be between 2026 and 2113 cp without a weather boost. In Partly Cloudy weather, Terrakion will be between 2533 and 2641 when caught.

Release History:

    • 12/17/2019 for 21 days
    • 5/12/2020 for 7 days
    • 11/16/2020 – 11/24/2020

Shadows & Megas

There are a couple classes of unique pokemon that are more difficult to use than others, they have been filtered out here to not clog up the counters too much. These pokemon are much more resource expensive than other options.

      • Shadow Mewtwo– Best in General simulations.
      • Shadow Swampert– Great in General simulations.
      • Mega Blastoise– Great in General simulations.
      • Shadow Metagross– Great in General simulations.
      • Shadow Machamp– Great in General simulations.
        • Less relavant Shadow and Mega Pokemon:Shadow Alakazam, Shadow Gallade, Shadow Exeggutor, Shadow Gardevoir, Shadow Torterra, Mega Venusaur, Shadow Gyarados

Movesets

Sorted Easiest to Hardest.

Close Combat:

          • Steel-Types are hit for πŸ’₯ Weakness
          • Psychic-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
          • Fairy-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance

Rock Slide:

          • Steel-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
          • Ground-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
          • Fighting-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance

Earthquake:

          • Steel-Types are hit for πŸ’₯ Weakness
          • Grass-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance

Top Raid Counters

#1 Mewtwo (Elite TM Moveset)

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Confusion / Psystrike (Elite TM)
Psystrike was only available when it was a raid boss in September 2019, making it incredibly limited. Psychic is only a little bit below it however! With Level 35 Mewtwo you need 2 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Psycho Cut
        • Alternative Charge Moves: Psychic
        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Rock Slide
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Fighting

#2 Metagross (Elite TM Moveset)

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash (Elite TM)
its Legacy Moveset (Meteor Mash) was made very available during its community day in October 2018. Trading is the only way to acquire it right now. Non-Legacy Metagross can still be obtained however. Hopefully it will come back during a December Community Day event. With Level 35 Metagross you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Zen Headbutt
        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Earthquake
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock
          • 1Γ— Weak: Ground
          • Canceled Out: Fighting

#3 Kyogre

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Waterfall / Surf
Kyogre was first available January 2018. It is the premier Water-Type attacker and an incredibly powerful attacker. Someday it will likely be outclassed by itself if Niantic gives it the move Origin Pulse. With Level 35 Kyogre you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Charge Moves: Hydro Pump
        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Type Interactions:
          • No Type Interactions

#4 Jirachi

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Confusion / Doom Desire
Jirachi can be obtained from the “A Thousand-Year Slumber” Special Research. Among other things, this entails: catching 3 Whismur, evolving a Feebas, getting the Gold Hoenn Medal, catching 50 psychic/steel Pokemon, winning 5 raids, and spinning Pokestops 7 days in a row.

Jirachi is a top tier Steel-Type attacker, but NOTE, it is also fantastic in PVP. If you power up your one Jirachi above 1500 cp, it will become ineligible for Great League. With Level 35 Jirachi you need 3 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Earthquake
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock
          • 1Γ— Weak: Ground
          • Canceled Out: Fighting

#5 Latios

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Zen Headbutt / Psychic
Latios was available August 2019 in Research Breakthroughs. It is a pretty good Psychic-Type attacker (particularly since “Psychic” the move got buffed), but can also be a good Dragon-Type attacker. With Level 35 Latios you need 3 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Rock Slide
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Fighting

#6 Conkeldurr

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Best Moveset: Counter / Dynamic Punch
With Level 35 Conkeldurr you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Charge Moves: Focus Blast
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

Weather

Here is a list of Pokemon that can perform similar or better than the typical #1 option (in this case, Mewtwo) with weather bonuses:

Pokemon Weather Fast Move Charge Move Estimator
Mewtwo πŸͺWindy Confusion Psystrike 1.6

Alternate Pokemon

#7 Espeon

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Best Moveset: Confusion / Psychic
Espeon Evolves from Eevee. You can evolve any Eevee into an Espeon immediately if you use a ONE TIME naming trick by naming it “Sakura” and using the normal evolution. Otherwise, you need to set Eevee as your Buddy and walk it 10k and receive 2 candies. Evolve it while it is still your buddy, with the GPS active during the day. Eevee is also just a decently common Pokemon in general, with even increased spawns in Partly Cloudy weather which is fairly common.

If all else fails, you can acquire a shiny Eevee from the “Jump Start” Special Research quest part 4/6. Eevee is also a quest reward for the “Evolve a Pokemon” Field Research quests. “A Ripple in Time” Special Research also rewards a normal Eevee in both part 3 and part 4. Eevee was also featured in the Field Research Rewards. Future Sight used to be the superior moveset, but after Psychic got buffed it is now superior. Eevee currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Espeon you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Zen Headbutt
        • Alternative Charge Moves: Futuresight
        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Fighting

#8 Dialga

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Metal Claw / Iron Head
Dialga was first in raids March 2019, and hasn’t returned since. its a top tier Steel-Type Attacker who isn’t weak to Fire. With Level 35 Dialga you need 3 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Rock Slide
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock
          • 1Γ— Weak: Ground, Fighting

#9 Machamp

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Best Moveset: Counter / Dynamic Punch
Machamp stands as the pokemon with the longest cumulative duration it has spent as a raid boss, being one of the very first AND most frequently returning. If you’ve been playing long enough to participate in Tier 3 raids its likely you have a Machamp or a dozen. They also have been an incredibly useful Fighting Type since the game’s inception.

It is likely soon going to be outclassed as a Fighting-Type by many Gen 5 Pokemon (assuming they get good moves). Machop currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Machamp you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Bullet Punch, Karate Chop
        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

#10 Alakazam (Elite TM Moveset)

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Confusion / Psychic (Elite TM)
Abra is boosted a ton during windy weather. Psychic sadly is no longer available on Alakazam (it is now superior to Future Sight). There are a lot of Psychic pokemon with Psychic as an attack, so Alakazam has a lot of competition for the “Second Best” Psychic-Type now. Abra currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Alakazam you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Counter, Psycho Cut
        • Alternative Charge Moves: Futuresight
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Earthquake
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Fighting

#11 Landorus

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Earth Power
With Level 35 Landorus you need 3 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Rock Slide
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Type Interactions:
          • 2Γ— Resists: Ground
          • 1Γ— Resists: Fighting
          • Canceled Out: Rock

#12 Lucario

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Counter / Aura Sphere
Riolu is an egg exclusive pokemon sadly, one of the absolute rarest and highly desired ones in fact. It was added October 2018th. It isn’t easy to power up and has a walking distance of 10k. There are increased chances of finding one in a 7k Alolan egg instead of normal 10ks. You also have better chances if you get difficult Adventure Sync eggs. if you collect your weekly adventure sync reward and have earned the 50k distance, AND have an available egg slot, you will get an egg with a skewed hatch pool. With Level 35 Lucario you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Bullet Punch
        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Rock Slide
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Rock Slide
        • Type Interactions:
          • 2Γ— Resists: Rock
          • 1Γ— Weak: Ground, Fighting

#13 Gallade

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Confusion / Psychic
Ralts were featured in Aug-2019’s community day. They are a decently accessible spawn in cloudy weather. Gallade can only evolve from Male Ralts however, which have a 50% rate. With Level 35 Gallade you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Low Kick
        • Alternative Charge Moves: Sychronise
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Earthquake
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock, Fighting

#14 Groudon

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Earthquake
Groudon is a Legendary Pokemon and thus can only be gotten in time limited ways, by being featured in Event Raids or Field Research Breakthroughs. They are the a pretty safe investment to power up, but might get Precipital Blade someday. Mud-shot and Earthquake got buffed December 2019. With Level 35 Groudon you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Charge Moves: Solar Beam
        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Rock Slide
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

#15 Exeggutor

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Confusion / Psychic
Confusion was lost February 2017. Otherwise Execute is a common spawn boosted in Sunny, and comes from “Hatch an Egg” quests. Exeggcute currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Exeggutor you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Zen Headbutt, Extrasensory
        • Alternative Charge Moves: Solar Beam, Seed Bomb
        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Rock Slide
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Ground, Fighting

#16 Kingler

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Best Moveset: Bubble / Crabhammer
Kingler received Crabhammer 9/2/19 making it a monster Water Type. Quests where its been a reward: “Water Festival: Catch 5 Water-type Pokemon.” Boosted spawns of Krabby during Water Festival 2019. With Level 35 Kingler you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Mud Shot, Metal Claw
        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • No Type Interactions

#17 Gardevoir

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Best Moveset: Confusion / Psychic
Ralts were featured in Aug-2019’s community day. They are a decently accessible spawn in cloudy weather. Gardevoir can be evolved from either Gender of Ralts. With Level 35 Gardevoir you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Charm
        • Alternative Charge Moves: Dazzling Gleam, Sychronise
        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Rock Slide
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 2Γ— Resists: Fighting

#18 Empoleon

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Best Moveset: Metal Claw / Hydro Cannon
Piplup currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Empoleon you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Waterfall
        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Rock Slide
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock
          • 1Γ— Weak: Ground, Fighting

#19 Azelf

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Confusion / Futuresight
Azelf is regional to the Americas region, it can spawn incredibly rarely around bodies of water in the wild. This family of legendaries are the only ones available in the wild to any degree. They have never been in Special Research. With Level 35 Azelf you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Extrasensory
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Rock Slide
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Close Combat
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Fighting

#20 Garchomp

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Earthquake
Garchomp, while a great Dragon AND Ground-Type attacker (and one with resistance to Rock and triple resistance to Electric) is very difficult to acquire for now. No nests, no events, very rare, very new. Gible are exceedingly rare in the wild. It’s likely he will someday get a community day however. With Level 35 Garchomp you need 3 players.

        • Best Estimator VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Rock Slide
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

#21 Hariyama

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Best Moveset: Counter / Dynamic Punch
Hariyama is cheaper to evolve up than Machamp, requiring less candy and a more common pokemon (with nearly identical practical performance) Makuhita currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Hariyama you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Charge Moves: Super Power
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

#22 Swampert (Elite TM Moveset)

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
        • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Best Moveset: Mud Shot / Hydro Cannon (Elite TM)
Mudkip Community day way July 2019, which is when Swampert got the Legacy Move: Hydro Cannon. You cannot acquire a Hydro Cannon Swampert outside of that event unless someone trades you one. Non-legacy Swampert is still available, however. Mudkip got boosted spawns during Water Festival 2019. Mudkip currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Swampert you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Fast Moves: Water Gun
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Close Combat
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Rock Slide
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Rock

#23 Breloom

        • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
        • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Best Moveset: Counter / Grass Knot
Shroomish currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Breloom you need 3 players.

        • Alternative Charge Moves: Dynamic Punch
        • Best Estimator VS: Zen Headbutt / Earthquake
        • Best Ranking VS: Smack Down / Earthquake
        • Type Interactions:
          • 1Γ— Resists: Ground, Rock

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