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Groudon Trio Raid Guide

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Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 30 with optimized counters or weather boost

HP15,000 ATK225.15 DEF191.97
CP Range
Lvl 20 2260 - 2351 Lvl 25 2825 - 2939

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Sunny / Clear, Windy Snow, Sunny / Clear, Rain

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Mud Shot Intermediate
Dragon Tail Challenging

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Earthquake Easy
Fire Blast Intermediate
Solar Beam Challenging

Overview

Groudon, the member of the Weather Trio that represents the Ground, is a hard egg to crack. It has very solid defenses, and can hit extremely hard with its power-house charged moves. That said, the Trio is not a horribly difficult task given the proper team setup. The Duo is also possible, but is far harder and virtually requires weather boosts.

Approach

Team composition

  • Shadows can put in some serious work that will make this trio far easier 
  • Galarian Darmanitan has the highest DPS of non-shadows. Its Zen Forme has the potential to be absurdly good, but it's not yet released.
  • Kyogre has the best overall average performance, especially Vs. Fire Blast
  • Water counters excel Vs. Fire Blast, but have issues with Solar Beam
  • Grass counters tend to do very well Vs. Solar Beam and Earthquake, but fear Fire Blast
  • Ice counters are a bit riskier as they tend to lack resistances and a general weakness to Fire Blast, but are still viable.

Dodging strategy

  • It's generally best to evade, especially with glass cannons

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at Level 30
ShadowSwampert Shadow Swampert
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Highest DPS counter to Groudon currently in the game
  • Resists Fire Blast

Cons:

  • Double-weakness to Solar Beam, basically deleted by it
  • Shadow Pokemon; expensive to raise and hard to find a good specimen of, requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Requires Hydro Cannon, an Elite Move, to be genuinely effective
ShadowWeavile Shadow Weavile
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Top counter in the snow

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon; expensive to raise and hard to find a good specimen of, requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Has no resistances to Groudon's movesets
  • Frail, appreciates dodging
ShadowVenusaur Shadow Venusaur
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Double-resists Solar Beam

Cons:

  • Weak to Fire Blast
  • Shadow Pokemon; expensive to raise and hard to find a good specimen of, requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Requires Frenzy Plant, an Elite Move, to be genuinely effective
ShadowTorterra Shadow Torterra
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Resists Earthquake and Mud Shot

Cons:

  • Weak to Fire Blast
  • Shadow Pokemon; expensive to raise and hard to find a good specimen of, requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Requires Frenzy Blast, an Elite Move, to be genuinely effective
ShadowGyarados Shadow Gyarados
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Double-resists Earthquake and Mud Shot, resists Fire Blast
  • Outstanding TDO option due to resistances and lack of weaknesses

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon; expensive to raise and hard to find a good specimen of, requires an event to remove Frustration
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Highest average performance of non-Shadow Pokemon 
  • Resists Fire Blast

Cons:

  • Weak to Solar Beam
  • Legendary Pokemon, can be difficult to obtain candy for
ShadowVictreebel Shadow Victreebel
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Double-resists Solar Beam

Cons:

  • Weak to Fire Blast
  • Shadow Pokemon; expensive to raise and hard to find a good specimen of, requires an event to remove Frustration
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros: 

  • Common species that has been available since day 1
  • Resists Fire Blast

Cons:

  • Frail, appreciates dodging
  • Weak to Solar Beam
Mamoswine Mamoswine
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Pros:

  • Good overall availability, has been featured in several events and its own community day

Cons:

  • Weak to Fire Blast and Solar Beam
Swampert Swampert
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Pros:

  • Good overall availability, has been featured in several events and its own community day

Cons:

  • Double weak to Solar Beam
Roserade Roserade
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Pros:

  • Double-resists Solar Beam
  • Good overall availability; commonly weather-boosted in many areas

Cons:

  • Weak to Fire Blast
Feraligatr Feraligatr
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Pros:

  • Good overall availability, has been featured in several events and its own community day

Cons:

  • Weak to Solar Beam
Empoleon Empoleon
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Pros:

  • Good overall availability, has been featured in its own community day

Cons:

  • Weak to Earthquake and Mud Shot
  • Requires Hydro Cannon, an elite move, to be effective
Sceptile Sceptile
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Pros:

  • Resists Solar Beam, Earthquake, and Mud Shot

Cons:

  • Weak to Fire Blast
  • Requires Frenzy Plant, an Elite Move, to be genuinely effective
  • Fairly frail, appreciates dodging
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Good overall availability, has been featured in several events and is common in many areas

Cons:

  • Weak to Fire Blast
  • Frail, appreciates dodging

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