Pokemon GO Raid Bosses: September 2019

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Here’s the current list of Raid Bosses for September 2019 in Pokemon GO, according to The Silph Road.

We’ve also added some recommended counters to bring into battle against each Raid Boss based on recommendations by GamePress as well as our own preferences.

The list will continue to be updated as the Raid Bosses change in the game.

Update: New Raid Bosses were added to the game with the arrival of Pokemon from the Unova region. Read our guide for more info. Users on The Silph Road Subreddit are still in the process of compiling a full list of Raid Bosses but we will update our article as new Raid Bosses are discovered and confirmed. We also know for sure that Lillipup, Patrat and Klink are confirmed to be Raid Bosses according to Niantic.


Tier One:

  • Shinx – Counters: Groudon, Garchomp
  • Patrat – Counters: Machamp, other fighting-type Pokemon
  • Lillipup – Counters: Machamp, other fighting-type Pokemon
  • Klink – Counters: Machamp, Moltres, Groudon

    Tier Two:

  • Alolan Exeggutor – Mamoswine, Rayquaza, Roserade, Scizor, Pinsir, Gardevoir, Moltres
  • Misdreavus – Gengar, Tyranitar, Mawile, Mewtwo (w/ Shadow Ball)
  • Sneasel – Machamp, Rampardos, Moltres
  • Mawile – Groudon, Moltres, Rhyperior, Garchomp
  • Feebas – Raikou, Zapdos, Roserade

    Tier Three:

  • Alolan Raichu – Groudon, Scizor, Pinsir, Gengar, Giratina (Origin Forme), Tyranitar, Weavile
  • Machamp – Moltres (w/ Sky Attack), Mewtwo (w/ Psychic), Espeon
  • Gengar – Mewtwo, Gengar, Tyranitar, Weavile
  • Scyther – Rampardos, Moltres
  • Sharpedo – Machamp, Roserade, Raikou

    Tier Four:

  • Alolan Marowak – Kyogre, Rampardos, Rhyperior, Gengar, Giratina (Origin Forme), Tyranitar
  • Houndoom – Rampardos, Rhyperior, Machamp, Gardevoir, Groudon, Kyogre
  • Tyranitar – Machamp, Kyogre, Groudon, Roserade, Metagross
  • Shiftry – Moltres, Machamp, Scizor, Pinsir, Mamoswine, Roserade (w/ poison-type attacks)
  • Absol – Machamp, Gardevoir, Scizor, Pinsir

    Tier Five:

  • Giratina (Altered Form) – Giratina (Origin Form), Tyranitar, Gengar, Honchkrow, Weavile
  • Starting September 23 at 1 p.m. PDT, Altered Form Giratina will be available to fight in five-star Raids, according to Niantic. You’ll also get the chance to catch its shiny form.


    EX Raid:

  • Mewtwo w/ Shadow Ball – Giratina (Origin Form), Tyranitar, Gengar, Honchkrow, Weavile
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