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A raid guide on Rivals’ Week in Pokemon GO. What are the best counters?

What is the best way to counter Pokemon in the latest raids?


Currently, the Rivals ‘Week event is taking place in Pokemon GO. You can read more in the article – A new Pokemon GO event’s preview – Rivals’ Week. What do you need to know?

On this occasion, the game includes new raids, in which you can find many interesting Pokemon. In addition to known creatures such as Hitmonlee or Nidoqueen, you will be able to get Pokemon such as Skrelp, Clauncher, Seviper, and more.

Current raids in Pokemon GO

Tier 5 – 5-star raid

Landorus (Therian)

  • Type: ground, flying
  • Region: Unova
  • vulnerable to:
    • ice – 256%
    • water – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • electric, fighting, bug, poison – 63%
    • ground – 39%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Darmanitan (Galarian Zen), Darmanitan (Galarian Standard), Mamoswine, Weavile, Glaceon.

Tier 3 – 3-star raid

Nidoqueen

Nidoqueen is the third evolution of Nidoran♀.

  • Type: poison, ground
  • Region: Kanto
  • vulnerable to:
    • water, ground, ice, psychic – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • fighting, bug, rock, fairy – 63%
    • electric, poison – 39%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Mamoswine, Mewtwo, Excadrill, Clawitzer, Delphox.

Nidoking

Nidoking is the third evolution of Nidoran♂.

  • Type: poison, ground
  • Region: Kanto
  • vulnerable to:
    • water, ground, ice, psychic – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • fighting, bug, rock, fairy – 63%
    • electric, poison – 39%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Mamoswine, Mewtwo, Excadrill, Clawitzer, Delphox.

Hitmonlee

Hitmonlee is one of the Tyrogue evolutions. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Type: fighting
  • Region: Kanto
  • vulnerable to:
    • fairy, flying, psychic – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • bug, rock, dark – 63%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Mewtwo, Deoxys (Attack), Alakazam, Espeon, Azelf.

Hitmonchan

Hitmonchan is one of the Tyrogue evolutions. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Type: fighting
  • Region: Kanto
  • vulnerable to:
    • fairy, flying, psychic – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • bug, rock, dark – 63%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Mewtwo, Deoxys (Attack), Alakazam, Espeon, Azelf.

Zangoose

Zangoose has no evolution. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Type: normal
  • Region: Hoenn
  • vulnerable to:
    • fighting – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • ghost – 39%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Lucario, Conkeldurr, Breloom, Machamp, Blaziken.

Seviper

Seviper has no evolution. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Type: poison
  • Region: Hoenn
  • vulnerable to:
    • psychic, ground – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • fighting, grass, bug, poison, fairy – 63%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Mewtwo, Deoxys (Attack), Alakazam, Espeon, Azelf.

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Tier 1 – 1-star raids

Skrelp

Skrelp evolves nto Dragalge.

  • Type: poison, water
  • Region: Kalos
  • vulnerable to:
    • ground, psychic, electric – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • ice, fire, water, fighting, steel, bug, poison, fairy – 63%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Thundurus (Therian), Landorus (Therian), Excadrill, Delphox.

Clauncher

Clauncher evolves into Clawitzer.

  • Typ: water
  • Region: Kalos
  • podatny na:
    • grass, electric – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • steel, water, ice, fire – 63%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Thundurus (Therian), Roserade, Chesnaught, Heliolisk.

Timburr

Timburr evolves to Gurdurr and then Conkeldurr. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Typ: fighting
  • Region: Unova
  • vulnerable to:
    • fairy, flying, psychic – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • bug, rock, dark – 63%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Mewtwo, Deoxys (Attack), Alakazam, Espeon, Azelf.

Shinx

Shinx evolves into Luxio and then Luxray. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Typ: electric
  • Region: Sinnoh
  • vulnerable to:
    • ground – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • steel, electric, flying – 63%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Landorus (Therian), Excadrill, Groudon, Garchomp, Rhyperior.

Mankey

Mankey evolves into Primeape. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Typ: fighting
  • Region: Kanto
  • vulnerable to:
    • fairy, flying, psychic – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • bug, rock, dark – 63%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Mewtwo, Deoxys (Attack), Alakazam, Espeon, Azelf.

Croagunk

Croagunk evolves into Toxicroak. It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Typ: fighting, poison
  • Region: Sinnoh
  • vulnerable to:
    • psychic – 256%
    • flying, ground – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • fighting, grass, rock, poison, dark – 63%
    • bug – 39%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Mewtwo, Deoxys (Attack), Alakazam, Espeon, Azelf.

Mega Rajdy

Mega Lopunny

It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Typ: normal, fighting
  • Region: Sinnoh
  • vulnerable to:
    • fairy, fighting, flying, psychic – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • bug, rock, dark – 63%
    • ghost – 39%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Lucario, Conkeldurr, Breloom, Machamp, Blaziken.

Mega Gengar

It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Typ: ghost, poison
  • Region: Kanto
  • vulnerable to:
    • dark, ground, ghost, psychic – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • fairy, grass – 63%
    • bug, poison, normal – 39%
    • fighting – 24%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Gengar, Chandelure.

Mega Manectric

It is possible to catch the shiny version.

  • Typ: electric
  • Region: Hoenn
  • vulnerable to:
    • ground – 160%
  • resistant to:
    • steel, electric, flying – 63%
  • The best pokemon for a raid: Landorus (Therian), Excadrill, Groudon, Garchomp, Rhyperior.​