Tier 4 Raid Boss Guides
Golem
Difficulty:

Requires specific high level counters or weather boost

HP9,000 ATK178.54 DEF192.76
CP Range
Lvl 20 1608 - 1685 Lvl 25 2010 - 2106

Notable Weather

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

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Mud Slap Intermediate
Rock Throw Challenging

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Rock Blast Intermediate
Earthquake Intermediate
Stone Edge Challenging

Overview

The difficulty gap between Golem and Rhydon demonstrates the difference of 23 points of base defense. While friendship makes Gyarados viable in most situations, Kyogre is the only viable counter against all movesets. Clear and rain weather open up more options to exploit Golem’s double weaknesses, but expect a tough fight even with maxed counters.

Approach

Team Composition

  • Kyogre is always viable; weather dictates team composition otherwise

  • Use 2-3 Kyogre to get ahead of the clock; finish up with lesser options

Dodging Strategy

  • Do not dodge unless extra survivability is needed to KO low HP Golem

Counters

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

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 35
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Pros:

  • The only reliable Golem counter that works in any weather

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

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Counters viable at level 40
Gyarados Gyarados
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Pros:

  • The only non-legendary Golem counter in neutral weather

  • Doubly resists Ground and renders Earthquake sets trivial

Cons:

  • Unreliable vs. Stone Edge and must dodge vs. Rock Blast

Clear weather counters at level 30
Venusaur Venusaur
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Exeggutor Exeggutor
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aloEg Alolan Exeggutor
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Sceptile Sceptile
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Clear weather counters at level 35
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Victreebel Victreebel
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Rain weather counters at level 35
Vaporeon Vaporeon
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Swampert Swampert
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