Primal Kyogre counters & weaknesses in Pokemon Go

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The incredibly powerful Primal Kyogre is making its Pokemon Go debut, so we’ve put together details of its weaknesses and the best counters to help you defeat it.

Kyogre is already considered to be one of the strongest Legendaries of all time, but when it undergoes Primal Reversion it’s pretty much unstoppable – so the news that it’s coming to Pokemon Go has got fans of the mobile game very excited.

During the global Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn event, which takes place from February 25 to February 26, players around the world will be able to take on Primal Kyogre in limited-time Raid Battles and stock up on that all-important Primal Energy.

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These battles won’t be easy, so if you’re looking for some assistance, we’ve rounded up details of Primal Kyogre’s weaknesses, a list of some of the best counters you can use, and tips for winning below.

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Primal Kyogre weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Primal Kyogre is a Water-type Pokemon which means it’s only weak against Electric and Grass-type attacks. It doesn’t have a 4x weakness so use whichever type you prefer.

On the flip side, Primal Kyogre is resistant to Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water-type attacks, so avoid using those where possible as they won’t be very effective.

Primal Kyogre counters in Pokemon Go

Here are some of the best counters you can use against Primal Kyogre:

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PokemonBest Moveset
Mega VenusaurVine Whip & Frenzy Plant
Mega ManectricThunder Fang & Wild Charge
Mega SceptileBullet Seed & Frenzy Plant
ZekromCharge Beam & Fusion Bolt
XurkitreeSpark & Discharge
ZarudeVine Whip & Power Whip
ChesnaughtVine Whip & Frenzy Plant
LuxraySpark & Wild Charge
MagnezoneSpark & Wild Charge
RoseradeRazor Leaf & Grass Knot

We’ve included a mix of Megas, Legendaries, and more common Pokemon in the table above so there should be something for trainers of all levels.

Don’t worry if you don’t have any of the counters we’ve listed though – simply focus on your strongest Electric and Grass-type Pokemon with matching attacks.

Tips for defeating Primal Kyogre in Pokemon Go

The most important thing you can do when battling Primal Kyogre is to make sure you have a team of solid Grass-type and Electric-type counters with their optimal movesets, but that won’t be enough by itself as Primal Raid Bosses are the most powerful opponents in the game.

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If you want to take down Primal Kyogre, we would recommend teaming up with at least 12 other trainers to make sure you’re successful – but the more trainers you can gather the better, as you’ll get extra Primal Energy for defeating Primal Kyogre quicker.

Now would also be the perfect time to Mega-Evolve an Electric-type or Grass-type Pokemon. When you have a Mega-Evolved Pokemon on your team, other Pokemon of the same type will get a boost in battle, which could be the difference between winning and losing here.

If you manage to defeat Primal Kyogre, you’ll earn Primal Energy based on your performance and also get the chance to catch a regular Kyogre. Remember to use Golden Razz Berries and land Excellent Curveball Throws for the best chance of catching it.

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That’s everything you need to know about Primal Kyogre’s weaknesses and counters! Check out some more Pokemon Go guides below:

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