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Pokémon Go Kyogre counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

How to catch the legendary sea basin Pokémon in Pokémon Go!

Kyogre, the Legendary 'Sea Basin' Pokémon from for Pokémon Sapphire, is a raid boss in Pokémon Go.

If you want to catch Kyogre and add its entry to your Pokédex, then you need to know Kyogre’s weaknesses and counters in Pokémon Go.

Like all Legendary Pokémon, Kyogre will appear in five-star raids and unless you’re Level 50 and have maxed out counters, you’ll almost certainly need to team up with a group of trainers to defeat it. Thanks to the Remote Passes, you can now battle this legendary Pokémon in the comfort of your own home.

Primal Kyogre was also released in Pokémon Go as part of the Go Tour: Hoenn event and you can have a shiny Primal Kyogre!

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Kyogre counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Beating raid bosses in Pokémon Go starts with understanding what the boss is weak against, and Kyogre is no exception. Here’s an explanation of Kyogre’s weaknesses and the best counters to defeat Kyogre in Pokémon Go:

  • Kyogre type – Water
  • Kyogre is weak against – Grass and Electric types
  • Kyogre Mega counters – Mega Sceptile is the way to go, followed by Mega Manectric, Mega Venusaur and Mega Ampharos, with each leaning into double Grass or Electric.
  • Kyogre counters – The best non-mega counter for a mono-Water type is still Kartana, so make sure you bring one with Razor Leaf and Leaf Blade, if you have one. After that, we’re looking at Zekrom (but be aware that Kyogre has Blizzard), Xurkitree, Zarude, Primal Groudon (with Solar Beam), Raikou, Electivire, Thunderus (Therian) and Zapdos.
  • Other Kyogre notes – Dragons come with the risk of being hit by a Blizzard, which is always going to hurt. Your best bet is to start with one of the recommended Megas, as this will buff your team-mates’ Pokémon and shorten how long it takes to take down this boss.
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Kyogre CP in Pokémon Go

Kyogre will have the following CP ranges when battling or attempting to catch it in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP – 54,411 CP
  • Kyogre max CP – 4652 CP
  • CP range when being caught – 2260 to 2351 CP
  • Weather boosted (Rain) CP range when being caught – 2825 to 2939 CP

Kyogre Moveset in Pokémon Go


Kyogre has long been a strong choice in Go Battle League’s Master League, where it runs hottest (or wettest?) with Waterfall, Surf and Origin Pulse. But, for those of you who want to experiment with Kyogre’s other moves, a full list of options can be see below:

Kyogre Fast Moves:

  • Waterfall (Water)

Kyogre Charged Moves:

  • Blizzard (Ice)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)
  • Origin Pulse (Legacy, Water)
  • Surf (Water)
  • Thunder (Electric)

Everything else we know about Kyogre

The shiny version of Kyogre was released bank in June 2018 and follows the Swampert school of sweet shinies, swapping its blue for a regal purple. As you can see from the preview below, it looks pretty awesome.

Thanks to Reddit user Krusiv for the preview.

Kyogre debuted alongside the majority of Gen 3 in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire; though it was exclusive to Pokémon Sapphire, since it was that game's mascot. This legendary Pokémon was also tied to the Pokémon Sapphire's storyline, with the evil Team Aqua planning to use its power to flood the majority of the world. Clearly they were massive fans of the movie Waterworld.

The Weather trio at it again.

Along with Groudon and Rayquaza, Kyogre is a member of the Weather trio — a group of Legendary Pokémon from the Hoenn region. Each member of the trio has control over a specific elemental sphere, with Kyogre's being the hydropshere, which means that it has control over all of the water in the Pokémon universe.

Hope you can add Kyogre to your Pokémon collection!