Tier 4 Raid Boss Guides
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Difficulty:

Easy at trainer level 30 with optimized counters or weather boost

HP7,500 ATK193.55 DEF132.72

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Sunny / Clear, Windy Snow, Windy, Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Bullet Seed Easy
Dragon Tail Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Dragon Pulse Challenging
Seed Bomb Easy
Solar Beam Intermediate

Overview

To the annoyance of many, Alolan Exeggutor was promoted from a tier 2 to a tier 4 raid boss. Though it will require a partner to beat, Alolan Exeggutor competes with Absol for the easiest boss in the tier. It suffers from a crippling double weakness to Ice in addition to the bread and butter Dragon generalists that many already have.

Approach

Team composition

  • Against Seed Bomb and Solar Beam sets, Dragons are highly effective

  • Select Ice counters have higher DPS, but they don’t resist Exeggutor-A

Dodging strategy

  • Exeggutor-A can hit hard, but re-entering is fine if using strong counters

Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 25
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • For now, by far the highest DPS Alolan Exeggutor counter

Cons:

  • Middling bulk; nearly 1-hit KO’d by Solar Beam at level 40

  • Uncommon; evolves with limited availability Sinnoh Stone

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons:

  • Always 1-hit KO’d by Solar Beam; faints a lot at low levels

Rayquaza Rayquaza
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Leverages double resistances to Seed Bomb, Solar Beam

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Faints more often than Ice counters vs. Dragon Pulse sets

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Counters viable at level 30
Salamence Salamence
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Leverages double resistances to Seed Bomb, Solar Beam

Cons:

  • Faints more often than Ice counters vs. Dragon Pulse sets

  • Prone to wasting energy due to using 1 bar charged move

  • Difficult to obtain and power up for less privileged players

Dragonite Dragonite
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Leverages double resistances to Seed Bomb, Solar Beam

  • Most of its movesets are usable for Alolan Exeggutor duo

  • Many players have one, as it featured on Community Day

Cons:

  • Faints more often than Ice counters vs. Dragon Pulse sets

  • Low candy access for those who missed Community Day

Articuno Articuno
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Naturally bulky with resistance to Seed Bomb, Solar Beam

  • Obtained as a former tier 5 raid boss and research reward

Cons:

  • Not a great Pokemon, hard to justify investing Rare Candy

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Performs well with resistances to Seed Bomb, Solar Beam

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Faints more often than Ice counters vs. Dragon Pulse sets

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Is by far the tankiest counter; noteworthy vs. Dragon Pulse

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Not a great Pokemon, hard to justify investing Rare Candy

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Roserade Roserade
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Pros:

  • Leverages double resistances to Seed Bomb, Solar Beam

Cons:

  • Performs much worse vs. Dragon Pulse; consider dodging

  • Requires use of limited availability Sinnoh Stone to evolve

Counters viable at level 35
Togekiss Togekiss
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Excellent survivability; resists all of Exeggutor-A’s moves

Cons:

  • Pretty rare; evolves with limited availability Sinnoh Stone

Cloyster Cloyster
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Highly accessible as a common species in many locations

Cons:

  • Does poorly vs. Solar Beam sets as it is always 1-hit KO’d

Piloswine Piloswine
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 3 raid boss

Cons:

  • Does poorly vs. Solar Beam sets as it is always 1-hit KO’d