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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 mascot for Pokémon Sapphire, appears as a raid boss in Pokémon Go.

If you want to catch Kyogre, adding its entry to your Pokédex, then you need to know what Kyogre's weaknesses and counters are.

Like all legendary Pokémon, Kyogre will appear in five-star raids and you'll 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.

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Kyogre counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Below you can find Kyogre's weaknesses and a selection of counters that will help you defeat it in Pokémon Go:

  • Kyogre type - Water-type
  • Kyogre is weak against - Grass and electric-type Pokémon
  • Kyogre counters - Zapdos, Raikou, Electivire, Roserade, Tangrowth and Alolan Exeggutor
  • Other Kyogre notes - Start the battle by using your strongest electric Pokémon and, if needed, move onto your grass-type Pokémon.

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
  • CP when being caught - 2,351 CP
  • Weather boosted CP (Rain) when being caught - 2,939 CP

Kyogre Moveset in Pokémon Go


Kyogre's moveset in Pokémon Go can include the following moves:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Waterfall (Water)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Blizzard (Ice)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)
  • Surf (Water)
  • Thunder (Electric)

Everything we know about Kyogre

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.

Kyogre, along with Groudon and Rayquaza, is a member of the Weather trio - a trio of legendary Pokémon who originate in 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.

Kyogre might have been inspired by the leviathan, which is a mythical sea serpent, or it could simply be a personification of the world's oceans, with its body being similar to that of a whale's.

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