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A guide to birthday raids in Pokemon GO. What are the best counters?

Pokemon GO has new raids on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the game.

Currently, an event is underway in Pokemon GO to celebrate the next birthday of the title. Niantic’s game turned 5 in July. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce a variety of attractions, including new opponents in raids.

Among them, you can find the event flying Pikachu, which has a 5-shaped balloon. In addition, you can fight many other creatures, including Deoxys or Darumaka.

Birthday raids in Pokemon GO

Tier 5 – 5-star raids

Deoxys – Defense

  • Type: psychic
  • Region: Hoenn
  • vulnerable to:
    • bug, dark, ghost – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • fighting, psychic – 63%
  • The best Pokemon for the raid: Gengar, Darkrai, Chandelure, Yveltal, Deoxys (Attack).

Tier 3 – 3-star raids

Alolan Marowak

Marowak is the evolution of Cubone. It appears in the Alolan version during the raid. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Type: fire, ghost
  • Region: Kanto
  • vulnerable to:
    • dark, ground, rock, ghost, water – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • fairy, ice, fire, grass, steel, poison – 63%
    • fighting, bug, normal – 39%
  • The best Pokemon for the raid: Gengar, Darkrai, Chandelure, Rampardos, Kingler.

 

Tyranitar

Tyranitar is the third evolution of Larvitar.

  • Type: rock, dark
  • Region: Johto
  • vulnerable to:
    • fighting – 256%
    • fairy, ground, bug, steel, water, grass – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • dark, normal, poison, ghost, flying, fire – 63%
    • psychic – 39%
  • The best Pokemon for the raid: Lucario, Conkeldurr, Breloom, Machamp, Blaziken.

Absol

Absol has no evolution in Pokemon GO. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Type: dark
  • Region: Hoenn
  • vulnerable to:
    • fairy, fighting, bug – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • ghost, dark – 63%
    • psychic – 39%
  • The best Pokemon for the raid: Lucario, Conkeldurr, Breloom, Machamp, Blaziken.

Pinsir

Pinsir has no evolution in Pokemon GO. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Type: bug
  • Region: Kanto
  • vulnerable to:
    • fire, flying, rock – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • fighting, grass, ground – 63%
  • The best Pokemon for the raid: Darmanitan (Galarian Zen), Chandelure, Yveltal, Darmanitan (Standard), Moltres.

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Tier 1 – 1-star raids

Pikachu is an evolution of Pichu. During the raid, it appears in the birthday version. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Type: electric
  • Region: Kanto
  • vulnerable to:
    • ground – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • steel, electric, flying – 63%
  • The best Pokemon for the raid: Landorus (Therian), Excadrill, Groudon, Garchomp, Rhyperior.

Chespin

Chespin evolves into Quilladin and then into Chesnaught.

  • Type: grass
  • Region: Kalos
  • vulnerable to:
    • fire, flying, poison, bug, ice – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • water, grass, electric, ground – 63%
  • The best Pokemon for the raid: Landorus (Therian), Garchomp, Excadrill, Clawitzer, Mamoswine.

Fennekin

Fennekin evolves into Braixen and then into Delphox.

  • Type: fire
  • Region: Kalos
  • vulnerable to:
    • ground, rock, water – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • ice, fire, grass, steel, bug, fairy – 63%
  • The best Pokemon for the raid: Landorus (Therian), Garchomp, Excadrill, Clawitzer, Mamoswine.

Froakie

Froakie evolves into Frogadier and then into Greninje.

  • Type: water
  • Region: Kalos
  • vulnerable to:
    • electric, grass – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • steel, water, ice, fire – 63%
  • The best Pokemon for the raid: Thundurus (Therian), Roserade, Tangrowth, Manectric.

Darumaka

Darumaka evolves into Darmanitan.

  • Type: fire
  • Region: Unova
  • vulnerable to:
    • ground, rock, water – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • ice, fire, grass, steel, bug, fairy – 63%
  • The best Pokemon for the raid: Excadrill, Clawitzer, Aerodactyl, Mamoswine, Gyarados.

Mega Raid

Mega Houndoom

It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Type: dark, fire
  • Region: Johto
  • vulnerable to:
    • fighting, ground, rock, water – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • steel, ghost, grass, ice, dark, fire – 63%
    • psychic – 39%
  • The best Pokemon for the raid: Lucario, Rampardos, Kingler, Landorus (Therian), Conkeldurr.​