Pokemon Go Raikou Raid Hour: Check Pokemon Go Guide, Counters and Weakness Here!

by Ritu Rathi | Updated Feb 05, 2021 20:20 IST

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Pokemon Go Raikou Raid: The Pokemon Go Raikou Raid took place on February 3, 2021 and in the special raid, Raikou was introduced. Raikou is a legendary Electric-type Pokemon, and the roar of this Pokémon sends shock waves through the air and shake the ground. Pokemon players were excited about the Pokemon Go Raikou Raid as they would get to play with this powerful Pokemon. Let us find from the article Pokemon Go Raikou Raid hours, Pokemon Go Raikou Weakness, Pokemon Go Raikou Counters and Guide.

Raikou Pokemon Go Raid Guide

Pokemon Go Raikou Raid - Pokemon was developed by Niantic and The Pokemon Company in 2016. Recently Pokemon Go Raikou Raid took place in which a new Pokemon Raikou was introduced. Raikou is a part of the trio known as the Legendary Beasts of Johto. Raikou was given special Electric powers with a max CP of 3902, 241 attacks, 195 defence and 207 stamina, and was one of the strongest non-Shadow Electric-type Pokémon. To give you all the updates on Pokemon Go Raikou Raid, we have brought all the details about the special event.

Scroll down the page to know all about Pokemon Go Raikou Raid.

Pokemon Go Raikou Weakness

The Pokemon Go Raikou Raid described about the pokemon's weaknesses and counters. The biggest weakness of Raikou is Ground. Since its weakness is Ground-type moves, you may need some Ground Pokemons Mammoswine, Rhyperior, Excadrill, Garchomp and Groudon. Even if you don't have these Pokemons, try to stay on the Ground as much as possible. You could use a Krookodile if you have one. 

If you have high IV/CP Raikou, the extra Raikou Candy will help power up your Shadow Raikou.

Pokemon Go Raikou Counters 

Raikou's move is Electric-type for a single Ghost attack, Shadow Ball. Raikou is boosted by Rain weather, and its best moves are Thunder Shock and Wild Charge (18.04 DPS). Raikou best moveset are Volt Switch and Wild Charge when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.

Along with Ground-type Pokémon and Shadow Pokémon, Mega Garchomp, Mega Steelix, Mega Camerupt and Mega Swampert made the Raid easier. 

 To beat Raikou, you can use some of the strongest Pokémon's.

  • Excadrill
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Zen) 
  • Rhyperior
  • Flygon 
  • Metagross

Pokemon Go Raikou Statistics

  • Base stats
    • Attack - 241
    • Defence - 195
    • Stamina - 207
  • Max CP
    • Level 15 Research encounters - 1,479
    • Level 20 Max hatched / raids - 1,972
    • Level 30 Max wild - 2,959
    • Level 40 - 3,452 
  • Max CP with weather boost
    • Level 25 (raids) - 2,466
    • Level 35 (wild) - 3,205 
  • Max HP
    • Level 40 - 175
  • Size
    • Height - 1.91 m
    • Weight - 178 kg
  • Other
    • Base capture rate - 2%
    • Base flee rate - 4%
    • Buddy walk distance - 20 k
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Pokemon Go Raikou Raid - FAQs

1. Where can we find Raikou?

Find a route where you can enter and leave the route with nearby grass. To start this, Ecruteak City is a good place as the south side of this city has nearby grass. Take about 20 steps in the grass with the repel. If no Pokemon appear, Raikou or Entei are not there, so leave the area and return back.

2. What is the weakness of Raikou?

The biggest weakness of Raikou is Ground.

3. how to defeat Raikou in Pokemon Go?

Since its weakness is Ground-type moves, you may need some Ground Pokemons Mammoswine, Rhyperior, Excadrill, Garchomp and Groudon. Even if you don't have these Pokemons, try to stay on the Ground as much as possible. You could use a Krookodile if you have one. 

4. What Pokemons can defeat Raikou?
  • Excadrill
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Zen) 
  • Rhyperior
  • Flygon 
  • Metagross
5. How to boost Raikou?

Raikou is boosted by Rain weather, and its best moves are Thunder Shock and Wild Charge (18.04 DPS). Raikou best moveset are Volt Switch and Wild Charge when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


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