Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
Kyogre
Difficulty:

Requires specific maxed out counters or weather boost

HP12,500 ATK225.15 DEF210.14
Notable Weather
Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Snow, Rain Sunny / Clear, Rain, Windy
Fast Move Difficulty
Move
Waterfall
Charge Move Difficulty
Move Difficulty
Hydro Pump Challenging
Thunder Easy
Blizzard Challenging

Overview

It is easy to get excited about Kyogre’s shiny form, but don’t forget that it’s one of the best Pokemon currently in the game, and it has potential to be the best Water-type for years. Take every opportunity that you can to stock up on candy. To do that quickly, you’ll want to hit Kyogre in small groups!

Even with 3 teams of 6 maxed Raikou, you’re only successfully trioing Kyogre with Blizzard or Hydro Pump about 75% of the time. The less Raikou you have, the more difficult it gets. This is a very difficult trio in any weather other than clear. If you are a less hardcore small group raider, a 4-man is a more practical lower limit.

On the bright side (pun intended), the strongest Grass-types can easily dispatch non-Blizzard Kyogre in clear weather, so take those new Alolan Exeggutor and Frenzy Plant Venusaur for a spin.

Approach

Team composition

  • The goal is to bring 6 maxed Raikou; any other Pokemon lowers win %

  • In neutral weather, consider counters viable with weather boost as filler

  • In clear weather, Grass counters shine vs. Hydro Pump and Thunder

Battling strategy

  • Re-entering is necessary; Hydro Pump and Blizzard need 2 re-entries

  • Though dodging helps, Kyogre’s charged moves are all hard to dodge

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

Video Guide

Coming soon!

Best Raid Boss Counters
Counters viable for 3-man in neutral weather at level 40
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Should reach L38.5 Thunder Shock breakpoint for minimum viability

Pros:

  • The highest DPS vs. Kyogre; is an overall superior counter

  • Many players have one, as it was a former tier 5 raid boss

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

  • Does not have a guaranteed win vs. all Kyogre movesets

Counters viable for 3-man in clear weather at level 35
Venusaur Venusaur
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Faints too often to be viable vs. Blizzard sets

aloEg Alolan Exeggutor
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

1-hit KO’d by and unviable vs. Blizzard sets

Exeggutor Exeggutor
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Faints too often to be viable vs. Blizzard sets

Counters viable for 3-man in clear weather at level 40
Sceptile Sceptile
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

1-hit KO’d by and unviable vs. Blizzard sets

Counters viable for 3-man in rain weather at level 40
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Counters viable for 3-man in windy weather at level 40
Rayquaza Rayquaza
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

1-hit KO’d by and unviable vs. Blizzard sets

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