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January 16, 2021 - Jace
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Groudon is weak to the following types: x1 Water, x1 Grass, x1 Ice Generally speaking, the best counters for it are:Kyogre, Kingler and Swampert. Groudon can be beaten by 2 players in optimal weather, with max friendship and perfect level 40 counters or by 5 unfriended players using level 20 counters from this guide. When caught, Groudon will be between 2260 and 2351 cp without a weather boost. In Clear weather, Groudon will be between 2825 and 2939 when caught.


Raid Meta – Mud Shot / Earthquake



PVP Meta – [Varies] / Earthquake + Fire Punch + Solar Beam




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 Gyarados– Great in General simulations.
 • Mega Blastoise– Best in General simulations.
 • Mega Venusaur– Great in General simulations.
 • Shadow Swampert– Great in General simulations.
 • Shadow Mewtwo– Great in General simulations.
 • Shadow Salamence– Great in General simulations.
Less relavant Shadow and Mega Pokemon:Mega Abomasnow, Shadow Venusaur, Shadow Victreebel, Mega Charizard Y, Shadow Exeggutor

Sorted Easiest to Hardest.

Earthquake:

  • Grass-Types are hit for 🛡️ Resistance

Fire Blast:

  • Water-Types are hit for 🛡️ Resistance
  • Ice-Types are hit for 💥 Weakness
  • Grass-Types are hit for 💥 Weakness

Fire Punch:

  • Water-Types are hit for 🛡️ Resistance
  • Ice-Types are hit for 💥 Weakness
  • Grass-Types are hit for 💥 Weakness

Solar Beam:

  • Water-Types are hit for 💥 Weakness
  • Grass-Types are hit for 🛡️ Resistance

Here is a list of Pokemon that can perform similar or better than the typical #1 option (in this case, Kyogre) with weather bonuses:
PokemonWeatherFast MoveCharge MoveEstimator
Gyarados☔️RainyWaterfallHydro Pump2.3
Kyogre☔️RainyWaterfallSurf2.4
Mewtwo❄️SnowPsycho CutIce Beam2.5
Swampert☔️RainyWater GunHydro Cannon2.5
Feraligatr☔️RainyWater GunHydro Cannon2.5
Palkia☔️RainyDragon TailAqua Tail2.6
Empoleon☔️RainyWaterfallHydro Cannon2.6
Tangrowth☀️ClearVine WhipPower Whip2.6
Mewtwo🪁WindyPsycho CutPsystrike2.6
Kingler☔️RainyBubbleCrabhammer2.6
Alolan Exeggutor☀️ClearBullet SeedSolar Beam2.6
Glaceon❄️SnowFrost BreathAvalanche2.6
Ho-Oh☀️ClearHidden Power GrassSolar Beam2.7
Leafeon☀️ClearRazor LeafLeaf Blade2.7
Sceptile☀️ClearBullet SeedFrenzy Plant2.7
Palkia🪁WindyDragon TailAqua Tail2.8
Roserade☀️ClearRazor LeafGrass Knot2.8
Weavile❄️SnowIce ShardAvalanche2.8
Venusaur☀️ClearVine WhipFrenzy Plant2.8
Simisage☀️ClearVine WhipGrass Knot2.8

#1 Kyogre
Waterfall
Surf
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐
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: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Fire
• 1× Weak: Grass
#2 Kingler
Bubble
Crabhammer
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Best Ranking VS: Mud Shot / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Fire
• 1× Weak: Grass
#3 Swampert
Water Gun
Hydro Cannon
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Fire
• 2× Weak: Grass
#4 Feraligatr
Water Gun
Hydro Cannon
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
Totodile currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Feraligatr you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Waterfall
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Fire
• 1× Weak: Grass
#5 Empoleon
Waterfall
Hydro Cannon
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
Piplup currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Empoleon you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Metal Claw
Best Estimator VS: Mud Shot / Solar Beam
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Weak: Ground
• Negated Interaction: Fire, Grass
#6 Gyarados
Waterfall
Hydro Pump
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Magikarp can spawn from Glacial Lure Modules, and Catch 10 Pokemon quests. Gyarados has been available for years now, but has a hefty 400 candy cost to evolve. Magikarp got boosted spawns during Water Festival 2019. Magikarp currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Gyarados you need 4 players.

Alternative Charge Moves: Aqua Tail
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Type Interactions:
• 2× Resists: Ground
• 1× Resists: Fire
• Negated Interaction: Grass

#7 Tangrowth
Vine Whip
Power Whip
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Tangrowth you need 4 players.

Alternative Charge Moves: Solar Beam
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Fire Blast
Best Ranking VS: Mud Shot / Solar Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Ground, Grass
• 1× Weak: Fire
#8 Roserade
Razor Leaf
Grass Knot
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Roserade evolves from Roselia, a very accessible pokemon in the most common biomes. Roserade requires a Sinnoh Stone to evolve, which can be acquired (at random) after your first Trainer Battle each day. Roselia candy shouldn’t be too tough to get and they can often be found weather boosted during the common Sunny and Cloudy weathers. With Level 35 Roserade you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Bullet Seed
Alternative Charge Moves: Solar Beam
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Type Interactions:
• 2× Resists: Grass
• 1× Weak: Fire
• Negated Interaction: Ground
#9 Torterra
Razor Leaf
Frenzy Plant
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Turtwig community day was September 2019. You can’t get Frenzy Plant Torterra outside of that event. Turtwigs are decently common Pokemon, and you can also acquire one from the “Jump Start” Special Research, Part 4/6. Turtwig currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Torterra you need 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Fire Blast
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Ground
• 1× Weak: Fire
• Negated Interaction: Grass
#10 Sceptile
Fury Cutter
Frenzy Plant
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sceptile’s community day was in March (2019). Treecko currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Sceptile you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Bullet Seed
Alternative Charge Moves: Leaf Blade
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Best Ranking VS: Mud Shot / Solar Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Ground, Grass
• 1× Weak: Fire
#11 Palkia
Dragon Tail
Aqua Tail
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Palkia you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Dragon Breath
Alternative Charge Moves: Hydro Pump
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Best Ranking VS: Mud Shot / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• 2× Resists: Fire
• Negated Interaction: Grass
#12 Mewtwo
Confusion
Ice Beam
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Mewtwo you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Psycho Cut
Alternative Charge Moves: Psystrike
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• No Type Interactions
#13 Crawdaunt
Waterfall
Crabhammer
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Corphish currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Crawdaunt you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Snarl
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Fire Blast
Best Ranking VS: Mud Shot / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Fire
• 1× Weak: Grass
#14 Venusaur
Vine Whip
Frenzy Plant
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐
Venusaur’s community day was back in March (…2018), which is quite awhile ago at this point. It also returned in December 2018 for the end of the year community day event. Bulbasaur currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Venusaur you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Razor Leaf
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Type Interactions:
• 2× Resists: Grass
• 1× Weak: Fire
• Negated Interaction: Ground
#15 Simisage
Vine Whip
Grass Knot
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐
Simisage is a new pokemon, Region-Locked to the Asia-Australia region. With Level 35 Simisage you need 4 players.

Alternative Charge Moves: Solar Beam
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Best Ranking VS: Mud Shot / Solar Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Ground, Grass
• 1× Weak: Fire
#16 Galarian Darmanitan
Ice Fang
Avalanche
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Galarian Darmanitan you need 4 players.

Alternative Charge Moves: Ice Punch
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Fire Blast
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• No Type Interactions
#17 Glaceon
Frost Breath
Avalanche
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Glaceon evolves from Eevee, which is a nesting species, who has also been featured in community day, AND in many many events. 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. After acquiring enough Eevee candy, Glaceon can be acquired in one of two ways: Either, you get a Glacial Lure Module and evolve Eevee while within its boundaries, or you use a ONE TIME USE naming trick, naming your Eevee “Rea” prior to evolving. Eevee currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Glaceon you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Ice Shard
Alternative Charge Moves: Ice Beam
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Best Ranking VS: Mud Shot / Solar Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Weak: Fire
#18 Haxorus
Dragon Tail
Surf
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Haxorus you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Counter
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Best Ranking VS: Mud Shot / Fire Blast
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Fire, Grass
#19 Salamence
Dragon Tail
Hydro Pump
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Salamence you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Fire Fang
Best Estimator VS: Mud Shot / Fire Blast
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Type Interactions:
• 2× Resists: Ground, Grass
• 1× Resists: Fire
#20 Breloom
Bullet Seed
Grass Knot
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
Shroomish currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Breloom you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Counter
Alternative Charge Moves: Seed Bomb
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Earthquake
Best Ranking VS: Mud Shot / Solar Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Ground, Grass
• 1× Weak: Fire
#21 Leafeon
Razor Leaf
Leaf Blade
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Leafeon evolves from Eevee, which is a nesting species, who has also been featured in community day, AND in many many events. 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. After acquiring enough Eevee candy, Leafeon can be acquired in one of two ways: Either, you get a Mossy Lure Module and evolve Eevee while within its boundaries, or you use a ONE TIME USE naming trick, naming your Eevee “Linnea” prior to evolving. Leafeon do not spawn in the wild ever. Eevee currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Leafeon you need 4 players.

Alternative Charge Moves: Solar Beam
Best Estimator VS: Mud Shot / Solar Beam
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Type Interactions:
• 1× Resists: Ground, Grass
• 1× Weak: Fire
#22 Leavanny
Razor Leaf
Leaf Blade
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
With Level 35 Leavanny you need 4 players.

Best Estimator VS: Mud Shot / Earthquake
Best Ranking VS: Dragon Tail / Solar Beam
Type Interactions:
• 2× Resists: Ground, Grass
• 2× Weak: Fire
#23 Weavile
Ice Shard
Avalanche
⚔️ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐
🛡️ Survival/Bulk: ⭐
📉 Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐
🌐 Accessibility:
Sneasel currently can be found in nests. With Level 35 Weavile you need 4 players.

Alternative Fast Moves: Snarl
Best Estimator VS: Dragon Tail / Fire Blast
Best Ranking VS: Mud Shot / Earthquake
Type Interactions:
• 1× Weak: Fire

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