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Pokémon Go Suicune counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Battle the water-type legendary dog in five-star raids!

Suicune, the aurora Pokémon, is one of the legendary Pokémon you can battle in Pokémon Go raids.

A Gen 2 Pokémon, Suicune is also a member of the legendary beast trio, with Entei and Raikou being other members, and, to defeat it, you need to understand its weaknesses and counters.

Suicune, like all legendary Pokémon, appears in five-star raids and, to defeat it, you may need to team up with other players. Thanks to the power of Remote Raid Passes, however, you can do this from the comfort of your own home.

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Suicune counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Below you can find Suicune's weaknesses, along with some counter ideas, in Pokémon Go:

  • Suicune type - Water-type
  • Suicune is weak against - Electric and grass-types
  • Suicune counters - Zapdos, Raikou, Electivire, Roserade, Tangrowth and Alolan Exeggutor
  • Other Suicune notes - Start your battle against Suicune with your strongest electric-type Pokémon, before moving onto your grass-types if needed.
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Suicune CP in Pokémon Go

Suicune will have the following CPs when you battle it in Pokémon Go and, hopefully, vet the chance to catch it:

  • Raid Boss CP - 37,761 CP
  • Maximum CP when catching Suicune - 1704 CP
  • Maximum weather (Rain) boosted CP - 2130 CP

Suicune moveset in Pokémon Go

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Suicune, like every Pokémon, can use a variety of Charged and Fast moves in Pokémon Go, including:

Fast Moves:

  • Extrasensory (Psychic)
  • Ice Fang (Ice)
  • Snarl (Dark)

Charged Moves:

  • Bubble Beam (Water)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)
  • Ice Beam (Water)
  • Water Pulse (Water)

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Everything else we know about Suicune in Pokémon Go

Suicune, along with Entei and Raikou, is a member of the legendary Pokémon beasts from Gen 2.

This legendary trio was created by Ho-Oh, the trio's master, after a series of disastrous events occurred in the Burnt Tower of Ecruteak City in the Johto region. The tower was, first, struck by lightning, which started a fire. This fire was ultimately put out by the rain and wind.

The legendary beasts are believed to embody these three events, but what Ho-Oh actually created them from is unknown. A popular fan theory, however, is that they are reincarnations or revived forms of the original three Eeveelutions - Vaporeon, Jolteon and Flareon.

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Entei and Raikou are the other members of the legendary beasts.

Suicune was also the mascot Pokémon for Pokémon Crystal and had its own storyline within the game, which was reworked slightly in Pokémon Soulsilver and Heartgold.

Good luck catching Suicune in Pokémon Go!

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Matthew edits guides and other helpful things at Eurogamer.net. When not doing that, he's out and about playing Pokémon Go or continuing to amass his amiibo collection.

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