Tyranitar Raid Guide: counters, combat power, weather


Tyranitar takes Double Super Effective damage from fighting Movesets (more damage with STAB), due to its dual dark and rock type. We’ll be heavily abusing that fact in this guide.

Machamp, The Glorious

The best Pokemon to fight Tyranitar is Machamp with Counter/ Dynamic Punch or Karate Chop/ Dynamic Punch. In fact, any other Fighting moveset would perform just fine, since the difference in damage output is at maximum around 15%.

Machamp also takes reduced damage from dark and rock moves, so even with it’s lack of HP Machamp will be able to land several Charge moves before it faints.

Hariyama, the bulky

Everything written for Machamp goes for Hariyama also, however, Machamp has a slightly higher DPS, while Hariyama usually deals more damage in total due to increased bulk. A perfect starting team would include 4 Machamps and 2 Hariyamas.

Additional Counters

In addition to the Pokémon highlighted above, the following Pokémon have proved to be worthy in Tyranitar Raid fights:

  • Poliwrath with Rock Smash


     / Dynamic Punch 


  • Donphan with Counter / Earthquake
  • Vaporeon with Water Gun / Hydro Pump
  • Ursaring with Counter / Close Combat

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