After the legendary trios Knight of Righteousness and Natural Powers from the Allall region, the Tao Trio is now in the Tier 5 raids of Pokémon Go. Reshiram will be at home in the raids until June 16, 2020 at 10:00 p.m., when Zekrom will probably replace her. And then it shouldn't be that long before Kyurem can be defeated as a raid boss – we currently expect it in July 2020. Since the Tao trio is one of Pokémon Go's most powerful metagame fighters, the Raider in particular will want to secure several copies among the PoGo players. Reshiram may be the most powerful fire attacker, Zekrom the most powerful electric fighter. Kyurem is a powerful competitor to the strongest ice Pokémon Mamutel so far.
However, it is not yet clear whether Kyurem only comes into play in its normal form or also in the black or white version. The artwork that the people of Niantic released with the announcement of the Tao trio initially only indicates the basic form of Kyurem. Time will tell what will happen in that regard. So that you can now perfectly prepare for the fight against Kyurem in Pokémon Go, we have our counter-guide with tips for you!
Pokémon Go: Kyurem as a raid boss – counterattack
Like his esteemed colleagues, Kyurem is also a Pokémon that is considered a dragon. His second type is ice cream. With 43,478 CP as a raid boss, Kyurem is rather weak on the chest compared to his colleagues Reshiram and Zekrom, but this does not mean that it does not distribute properly. Professionals tackle the fight with three coaches, but you are on the safe side with five to ten players. As a dragon-ice hybrid, Kyurem is boosted in snow and windy weather. Means that your own dragon fighters suffer above all from the Fire Breath instant attack and the Dragon Claw and Draco Meteor charge attacks – remember that dragons are more likely to be damaged by dragon attacks. Because Kyurem offers all sorts of dragon moves, you shouldn't blindly rely on dragon fighters.
In summer, Kyurem's possible ice-loading blizzard and ice storm attacks should play less of a role. However, since you will increasingly use battle, steel and rock Pokémon, this does not matter anyway. What remains is Kyurem's possible immediate attack on steel wings, which also only causes more damage in snow. However, your rock attackers take a lot of it. So keep that in mind when you put your team together for a fight. The following counters do very well in the fight against Kyurem (depending on the Moveset):
- Metagross with cartridge blow and star blow
- Lucario with counter and aurasphere
- Most daily with counter and balancing stroke
- Dialga with metal claw and Draco meteor
- Rihornior with catapult and rock thrower
- Terrakium with catapult and hail of stones
- Machomei with counter and balancing stroke
- Palkia with dragon rod and Draco meteor
- Genesect with metal claw and magnetic bomb
- Hariyama with counter and balancing stroke
- Stalabor with metal claw and iron skull
- Guardevoir with charm and magic license
- Maxax with dragon rod and dragon claw
- Despotar with catapult and stone edge
- Jirachi with confusion and desire for Kism
Pokémon Go: Catch Kyurem
If you have successfully completed the fight against Kyurem, the free routine follows and you have the chance to put the pocket monster in your Poké Ball. Then Kyurem at level 20 with 100% IV values has 2,042 CP. If Kyurem is boosted to level 25 in snow or windy weather, then it has 2,553 CP with perfect 100% IV values. We wish you much success in hunting!
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