Pokemon Go Kyogre Guide: Best Counters, Weaknesses, And More Raid Tips

The Legendary Water Pokemon is returning to five-star Raids for a limited time; here are some tips to help you beat and catch it.


Kyogre has returned to Pokemon Go for a limited time. The Gen 3 Legendary is once again appearing in five-star Raids (alongside its counterpart Groudon) as part of the Hoenn Celebration event, and you'll even have a chance to catch its Shiny form. If you're looking to add the Sea Basin Pokemon to your collection, here are some tips that should help you beat and catch Kyogre before it leaves the game.

Kyogre Raid Schedule

Like Groudon, Kyogre will appear in Gyms as a five-star Raid boss until 10 AM local time on January 26. Legendary Raids don't follow a set schedule and will occur periodically throughout the week, but you'll receive a notification within the game when a Raid is about to begin at a Gym in your vicinity.


Your best chance to find a Kyogre Raid will happen during Niantic's weekly Raid Hour event, which takes place on Wednesday, January 20. From 6-7 PM local time, most Gyms will be hosting Groudon and Kyogre Raids, making it much easier for you to find and potentially catch the Legendary Pokemon. You'll need to have a Raid Pass to participate in a Raid in-person or a Remote Raid Pass to join one remotely.

How To Catch Shiny Kyogre

This time around, you'll have a chance to encounter Shiny Kyogre in Raids. As is the case with Groudon, however, your odds of finding one are fairly small, and you won't be able to tell if Kyogre is Shiny until you've defeated it and made it to the catching phase. If you're hoping to catch a Shiny version, your best chance is to participate in as many Kyogre Raids as you can.

Kyogre Weaknesses And Counters

Kyogre is a pure Water-type Pokemon, which makes it vulnerable to only two types: Grass and Electric. You can see some recommended Pokemon of each type below:

  • Grass: Mega Venusaur, Exeggutor, Sceptile, Torterra, Tangrowth, Mega Abomasnow
  • Electric: Zapdos, Raikou, Luxray, Magnezone, Electivire, Zekrom

Types To Avoid

Being a Water Pokemon, Kyogre has an advantage over Fire, Ground, and Rock types, so you'll want to avoid using any of those monsters when facing the Legendary. You'll also need to be wary when using Grass Pokemon; although they have an advantage over Kyogre, the Legendary can potentially know the move Blizzard, which would hit Grass types super-effectively.

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