Now that the long-awaited legendary dog Pokemon have finally made their appearance in Pokemon GO, trainers all around the globe are doing battle with Raikou, Suicune, and Entei in fierce new raid battles. However, developer Niantic has done something unique by limiting the Legendary Pokemon to specific regions, which means that Pokemon GO players will not want to waste any opportunity to beat and then catch the latest additions.
With players desperate to get their hands on the first legendaries of generation two, it wasn’t long before some dedicated users worked out the best counters to each of the three roaming Pokemon. Obviously it’s possible to defeat these Raid Pokemon with any Pokemon, but there are some types that are better than others. Read on for the best counters to Raikou, Suicune, and Entei.
1. How to Beat Raikou
Raikou Pokemon can be found in the Americas and, as an electric-type, is weakest against ground-type Pokemon. With that in mind, Golem is once again an excellent choice for players to bring into battle. Other optimal choices include Rhydon, Nidoking, Exeggcutor, Donphan, and Sandslash.
2. How to Beat Entei
Pokemon GO players in Europe or Africa will have access to the Fire-Type Entei who is best countered by Water, Rock, and Ground-Type attackers. Golem and Rhydon are solid choices, and have been for numerous Raid battles, but Vaporeon, Kingdra, Tyranitar, and Omastar will also have a solid advantage against Entei.
3. How to Beat Suicune
For those players in the Asia-Pacific region, the Water-Type Suicune will be brought down easiest by Grass and Electric attackers, with other legendaries such as Zapdos and Raikou actually being strong choices in the raid. Other options include Venusaur, Exeggcutor, Dragonite, and Meganium.
Of course, once the player has defeated the powerful raid boss, they are still faced with the challenge of catching the creature, something that has just become a lot harder than in previous legendary encounters. Thankfully these new raids will be sticking around for a while, as their capture rates are the lowest yet, meaning that most players will require a few attempts before catching their favorite new creature.
Thankfully, trainers everywhere will be relieved to learn that the bug causing the final Premier Ball in every raid to fail is finally a thing of the past. In the latest update, Niantic has fixed the frustrating issue which should give all players one final chance at securing their catch.
Pokemon GO is out now for Android and iOS devices.