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 lineup of Machamp with a sprinkle of Hariyama. It’s even easier after the type effectiveness multiplier was upped to 1.6x. Most fully evolved Fighting-type Pokemon are capable of duoing Tyranitar now, though they must be good at dodging tough sets like Iron Tail + Fire Blast.


Team Composition

  • Many Fighting-types will do, but Machamp and Hariyama are best at the lowest levels

  • Blaziken and Poliwrath are good additions to the team vs. Fire Blast

Dodging Strategy

  • Consider dodging Fire Blast for survivability, as this increases win % of most counters

  • If using counters at their minimum viable levels, avoiding a relobby is near mandatory


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

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 25
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  • The highest DPS vs. Tyranitar and overall superior counter

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

Hariyama Hariyama
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  • It is a low resource counter with an evolve cost of 50 candy

Counters viable at level 30
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  • It is a historical tier 3 raid boss and common wild encounter


  • Dodging required vs. Fire Blast, as Breloom is one-hit KO’d

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


  • It doesn’t resist Rock, so it struggles more vs. Stone Edge

  • Prone to fainting with leftover energy for its charged move

Toxicroak Toxicroak
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  • Benefits from dodging a few charged moves, esp. Fire Blast

Counters viable at level 35
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  • Excellent vs. Stone Edge due to a double Rock resistance


  • Dodging required vs. Fire Blast, as Lucario is one-hit KO’d

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

Heracross Heracross
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  • Must dodge Fire Blast, as Heracross is nearly one-hit KO’d

  • It is a regional species that is inaccessible to many players

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  • It doesn’t resist Dark, so it has more trouble vs. Crunch

  • Poorly accessible in many locations due to rarity in wild

Poliwrath Poliwrath
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  • Resists all of Tyranitar’s moves; easily wins without dodging

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