If you're after the best Pokemon go Raikou counters we can help you with this Electric-type legendary dog. While that might seem like it could make for some easy match ups, don't go rushing in there. Thanks to the incredibly wide range of options available in Pokemon Go, there are a few Pokemon you might not expect that can act as great Raikou counters in a raid. So if you're ready to bag one of these impressive specimens, here's all you need to know about Raikou counters in Pokemon Go, how to catch a shiny Raikou and possible Raikou movesets.
Pokemon Go Raikou moveset
Resistances: Electric, Steel, Flying
Boosted Weather: Rainy
100% IVs: 1972 (L20) / 2466 (L25)
Raikou's moveset is mostly Electric-type, as you'd expect, but there is one curveball in the mixer that can cause some problems. Ground-type Pokemon are the best to resist most of its moves, but since Shadow Ball is a Ghost-type move, avoid using Psychic or Ghost-type Pokemon and you should be fine.
|Fast Moves||Charged Moves|
|Row 2 - Cell 0||Wild Charge|
|Row 3 - Cell 0||Shadow Ball|
Pokemon Go Raikou counters
The best Raikou counters in Pokemon Go are all fairly straightforward. Electric-type Pokemon are only weak to Ground-type moves, so you can forget about basically any other type in this raid. Thankfully, if you've been playing Pokemon Go for a while, chances are you've got an abundance of Rhyperiors and Golems to do the business.
|Pokemon||Fast Move/Charged Move|
|Landorus||Mud Shot/Earth Power|
|Flygon||Mud Shot/Earth Power|
How to catch a shiny Raikou in Pokemon Go
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As is the case with all legendary raids (when the shiny form is in the game), there is a 5% chance that the catch encounter will be shiny. This is the equivalent of 1/20, which are much better odds than the usual chance of finding a shiny, which is approximately 1/450. Unfortunately, this doesn't guarantee a shiny within 20 Raikou encounters, but it's quite likely. If you do encounter a shiny Raikou after your raid, it has a 100% catch rate, so pop a Pinap Berry for extra candies and make sure you don't miss with all of your balls.
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