Tier 4 Raid Boss Guides
Alolan Marowak Duo Raid Guide
Difficulty:

Requires specific high level counters or weather boost

HP7,500 ATK125.61 DEF169.85

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Sunny / Clear, Fog, Cloudy Sunny / Clear, Fog, Rain, Windy, Partly Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Hex Challenging
Rock Smash Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Bone Club Intermediate
Fire Blast Intermediate
Shadow Ball Challenging

Overview

Alolan Marowak lost some defense in the November 2018 stat recalculation, and that brought it out of the realm of a weather-only duo. That’s just in time to coincide with availability of its shiny form. The best Alolan Marowak counters are all limited in availability, though recent events have made Gengar the bread and butter counter in this raid.

Approach

Team composition

  • An ideal team leads with Gengar, uses Kyogre, with Mewtwo as filler

  • Other Pokemon become viable counters in 5 different weather types

Dodging strategy

  • Time is the enemy, don’t dodge. Shadow Ball sets are hard, however.

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

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 40 for Ultra Friends
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Pros:

  • The most viable Alolan Marowak counter in any weather

Cons:

  • Low candy availability due to legendary Pokemon status

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Pros:

  • The highest DPS Alolan Marowak counter; is a great lead

  • Many players have one, as it featured on a raid challenge

Cons:

  • Weak to Shadow Ball and heavily damaged by Fire Blast

  • Requires legacy Shadow Claw or Lick to reach peak DPS

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Pros:

  • Has a high win rate at level 40 vs. non Shadow Ball sets

Cons:

  • Has to dodge for a decent win rate vs. Shadow Ball sets

  • Legacy EX raid availability and may need Rare Candies

Counters viable in clear weather at level 40
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Counters viable in partly cloudy weather at level 30
Tyranitar Tyranitar
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Rhyperior Rhyperior
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Counters viable in rain weather at level 30
Gyarados Gyarados
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Counters viable in windy weather at level 40
Rayquaza Rayquaza
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Counters viable in fog weather at level 35
Tyranitar Tyranitar
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Bite Crunch Best
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Honchkrow Honchkrow
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Raid Graph