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.
Shinx – Counters: Groudon, Garchomp Patrat – Counters: Machamp, other fighting-type Pokemon Lillipup – Counters: Machamp, other fighting-type Pokemon Klink – Counters: Machamp, Moltres, Groudon
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
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
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
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.
Mewtwo w/ Shadow Ball – Giratina (Origin Form), Tyranitar, Gengar, Honchkrow, Weavile
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