Groudon the newest Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon GO

It’s the first Legendary of generation three to be obtainable! Players have a month.

Pokémon GO until further notice, a new boss has appeared – this time it’s Groudon! The Ground-type Hoenn Legendary is the first generation three Legendary to show up.


Groudon, the Ground-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, is now appearing in Raid Battles around the world! Keep an eye out for Groudon at Gyms near you, and you may be one of the first to catch this Legendary Pokémon. But don’t delay—Groudon will only be available until 1:00 p.m. PST on January 15, 2018.

Good luck, Trainers!

If you want to take it on, we recommend using Water types like Vaporeon, Feraligatr and Gyarados. Gyarados in particular is a fantastic counter if it has Water-type attacks like the new Waterfall fast move. Grass types are also good choices – such as Exeggutor and Venusaur – as well as Articuno, if Groudon does not carry Fire Blast as a Charge attack. Dragonite is a solid choice as usual, although Groudon can have Dragon Tail. Ho-Oh can be quite good if it has Solar Beam as its Charge attack.

Groudon has a CP maximum of 2,328 at level 20 when you’re trying to catch it, which is boosted to 2,910 in sunny/clear weather. Try catching it in sunny weather! Groudon’s available quick attacks are Mud Shot and Dragon Tail, and Charge attacks of Earthquake, Fire Blast and Solar Beam.

Are you keen to take on this boss, or is the Raid concept beginning to wear you out?

Thanks to Forever for the tip.