Pokemon Go Kyogre Raid Guide: Best Counters, Weaknesses and Moveset

The legendary water Pokemon is back for a limited time.

Kevin Knezevic Former staff writer
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Kevin Knezevic
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Kyogre is appearing in raids again until June 7.


Pokemon Go's Season of Go is now underway, and the game is ushering the new season in with a fan-favorite legendary Pokemon. The water-type legendary, Kyogre, is back in five-star raid battles for a limited time, giving you another chance to catch one if you previously missed it.

Here are some tips to help you beat and catch Kyogre before it leaves the raid rotation again.

Kyogre raid schedule

Kyogre is appearing in five-star raids from now until 10 a.m. local time on June 7. While these raids will occur periodically, you'll have your best chance to catch the legendary Pokemon tonight, June 1, during Pokemon Go's Raid Hour event. More Kyogre raids will take place at gyms from 6-7 p.m. local time, giving you more opportunities to battle and catch the Pokemon.

Kyogre weaknesses

As a pure water-type Pokemon, Kyogre has only two weaknesses: grass and electric. The former in particular will be very helpful against Kyogre, as they resist water-type attacks and can dish out super-effective damage in return, but electric types will also pack a punch against the legendary Pokemon.

Best Kyogre counters

Any Pokemon that has a type advantage over Kyogre will be useful when battling it, particularly if they can Mega Evolve. If you need some recommendations, however, you can't go wrong with the following Pokemon and moves:


  • Mega Venusaur: Razor Leaf, Frenzy Plant
  • Sceptile: Bullet Seed, Frenzy Plant
  • Torterra: Razor Leaf, Frenzy Plant
  • Tangrowth: Vine Whip, Solar Beam
  • Chesnaught: Vine Whip, Solar Beam


  • Zapdos: Thunder Shock, Thunderbolt
  • Raikou: Thunder Shock, Wild Charge
  • Electivire: Thunder Shock, Wild Charge
  • Therian Forme Thundurus: Volt Switch, Thunderbolt
  • Zekrom: Charge Beam, Wild Charge

Best moveset for Kyogre

Kyogre is one of the best water-type attackers in Pokemon Go, making it a great counter against fire, rock and ground Pokemon. You'll want to leverage its strengths by teaching it the Fast Attack Waterfall and the Charged Attack Hydro Pump.

June is shaping up to be another busy month for Pokemon Go. After Kyogre leaves raids, its counterpart Groudon will return until June 16, with Mewtwo following for the remainder of the month. You can catch up on everything else going on in the game over the next few weeks in our June events roundup.