Tier 4 Raid Boss Guides
Tyranitar Duo Raid Guide

Doable at trainer level 30 with proper counters

HP9,000 ATK210.14 DEF179.33
CP Range
Lvl 20 2103 - 2191 Lvl 25 2629 - 2739

Notable Weather

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

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Bite Easy
Iron Tail Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Crunch Easy
Stone Edge Intermediate
Fire Blast Challenging


Believe it or not, Tyranitar is a relatively easy duo if you have a proper line up of Machamp with an occasional sprinkle of Hariyama. Bite + Crunch can easily be beaten with level 30 Pokemon without a weather boost. Other movesets get progressively harder, with Iron Tail + Fire Blast being the most difficult. At lower levels, this necessitates dodging or re-entry.

With cloudy weather, the challenge for Tyranitar shifts from “can we beat it?” to “how fast can we beat it?”


Team Composition

  • Machamp has the overall best DPS and good bulk; the more, the better

  • Consider a Hariyama or 2 at the end of the lineup to prevent wiping out

  • In rain, a maxed out Kyogre is the overall bulkiest Tyranitar counter

Dodging Strategy

  • Dodging with Machamp helps if below level 36 Counter / KC breakpoint

  • If failing: attempt fewer dodges if timing out, more dodges if fainting out


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

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 30
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  • The highest DPS vs. Tyranitar and overall best counter

  • Easily accessible due to being a current tier 3 raid boss

Counters viable at level 35
Hariyama Hariyama
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  • Has greater bulk and slightly more TDO than Machamp

  • A low resource counter with an evolve cost of 50 candy

  • Highly accessible; a common species in many locations

Counters viable at level 40
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  • Has the best peak DPS vs. Tyranitar, best used as lead


  • A very frail Tyranitar counter; one-hit KO’d by Fire Blast

Blaziken Blaziken
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  • Prone to fainting with leftover energy due to Focus Blast

  • Frail despite Fire resistance; also loses Rock resistance

  • Poor accessibility; a very rare species in many locations

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  • Excellent vs. Stone Edge due to double Rock resistance


  • Not viable vs. Fire Blast; has to dodge a little vs. Crunch

  • Awful accessibility; obtainable just as a 10 km egg hatch

Cloudy weather counters at level 30
Heracross Heracross
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Cloudy weather counters at level 40
Poliwrath Poliwrath
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Rain weather counters at level 40
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Snow weather counters at level 30
Metagross Metagross
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Raid Graph