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Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters [May 2022]

Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters [May 2022]
Images via Niantic | The Pokemon Company

Written by 

Michael Christopher

Posted 

8th Apr 2022 16:55

Mastering Pokemon GO Giovanni counters is important as Giovanni is one of the hardest battles in the game. The rewards are great though, as defeating him will give you the opportunity to catch his Shadow Latias in Pokemon GO. For the best Pokemon GO Giovanni counters for May 2022, read on! 

Yet to take down the three Team GO Rocket leaders that you need to beat before Giovanni? Take a look at the following guides:

Pokemon GO Giovanni Lineup: May 2022

Persian will always be Giovanni's first choice when it comes to his lineup, but his second Pokemon can be any of the following:

  • Honchkrow
  • Gyarados
  • Rhyperior

His final Pokemon will always be Latias at the moment, so, thankfully, only his second choice can be different.

Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters: Persian

giovanni persian pokemon go

Persian weakness: Fighting

Since Persian is a Normal-type Pokemon, Fighting-type moves are the way forward. Persian's moveset can cause problems though, so be aware of that going into the fight.

  • Machamp (Counter | Cross Chop/Dynamic Punch)
  • Lucario (Counter | Aura Sphere)
  • Conkeldurr (Counter | Dynamic Punch)
  • Blaziken (Counter | Blaze Kick/Blast Burn)

Since Persian can have a Fairy-type charge move and make quick work of Fighting-types, Lucario and Blaziken can be better if you notice it has that dreaded move. 

Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters: Honchkrow

pokemon go giovanni honchkrow

Honchkrow weaknesses: Electric | Fairy | Ice | Rock

  • Rampardos (Smack Down | Rock Slide)
  • Mamoswine (Powder Snow | Avalanche)
  • Togekiss (Charm | Dazzling Gleam)
  • Tyranitar (Smack Down | Stone Edge)
  • Zekrom (Charge Beam | Wild Charge)

Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters: Rhyperior

giovanni rhyperior pokemon go

Rhyperior weaknesses: Fighting | Grass (x2) | Ground | Steel | Ice | Water (x2)

  • Torterra (Razor Leaf | Frenzy Plant)
  • Leafeon (Razor Leaf | Leaf Blade)
  • Kyogre (Waterfall | Surf)
  • Venusaur (Razor Leaf | Frenzy Plant)
  • Roserade (Razor Leaf | Leaf Storm)

Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters: Gyarados

pokemon go giovanni gyarados

Gyarados weaknesses: Electric (x2) | Rock

  • Zekrom (Charge Beam | Wild Charge)
  • Magnezone (Spark | Wild Charge)
  • Tyranitar (Smack Down | Stone Edge)
  • Therian Thundurus (Thunder Shock | Thunderbolt)
  • Electivire (Thunder Shock | Wild Charge)

Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters: Latias

pokemon go giovanni latias

Latias weaknesses: Bug | Dragon | Dark | Fairy | Ghost | Ice 

Finally, we get to Latias. This Dragon/Psychic-type Legendary from Hoenn is weak to quite a few types, which means you have some different choices to use against the Team GO Rocket boss.

  • Dialga (Dragon Breath | Draco Meteor)
  • Rayquaza (Dragon Tail | Outrage)
  • Darkrai (Snarl | Shadow Ball)
  • Origin Giratina (Dragon Tail | Shadow Ball)
  • Gengar (Shadow Claw | Shadow Ball)
  • Chandelure (Hex | Shadow Ball)
  • Mamoswine (Powder Snow | Avalanche)Yveltal (Snarl | Dark Pulse)

Of course, the best Pokemon GO Giovanni counters will change eventually, so keep this guide bookmarked and come back then.

 

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