How to beat Giovanni in Pokemon Go – counters July 2022

To battle the leader of Team GO Rocket on Pokemon GO, you’ll need patience and preparation! Check out our guide to find and beat Giovanni.

As the leader of Team GO Rocket, Boss Giovanni is not easy to find or beat in Pokemon GO. Make sure you’re well prepared before you go into battle.

Check out our guide – How to beat Arlo in July 2022:

  • Phase 1: Persian
  • Phase 2: Honchkrow / Gyarados / Rhyperior
  • Phase 3: Shadow Latias

How to beat Giovanni in Pokemon Go?

Giovanni is the leader of Team GO Rocket and is also the hardest boss to beat. Focus on your team’s Pokemon by exploiting the weaknesses of your opponents’ Pokemon.

Phase 1

Persian counters

Persian

Weaknesses: Fighting.

  • Conkeldurr: Counter (Fast Move) / Focus Blast (Charge Move)
  • Lucario: Counter (Fast Move) / Aura Sphere ((Charge Move)
  • Hariyama: Counter (Fast Move) / Dynamic Punch (Charge Move)
  • Breloom: Counter (Fast Move) / Dynamic Punch (Charge Move)
  • Machamp: Counter (Fast Move) / Dynamic Punch (Charge Move)

Phase 2

Honchkrow counters

Honchkrow

Weaknesses: Electric, Ice, Fairy, Rock.

  • Zekrom: Charg Beam (Fast Move) / Wild Charge (Charge Move)
  • Raikou: Volt Switch (Fast Move) / Wild Charge (Charge Move)
  • Rampardos: Smack Down (Fast Move) / Rock Slide (Charge Move)
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down (Fast Move) / Stone Edge (Charge Move)
  • Magnezone: Spark (Fast Move) / Wild Charge (Charge Move)

Gyarados counters

Gyarados

Weaknesses: Electric, Rock.

  • Zekrom: Charg Beam (Fast Move) / Wild Charge (Charge Move)
  • Zapdos: Thunder Shock ((Fast Move) / Zap Cannon (Charge Move)
  • Raikou: Volt Switch (Fast Move) / Wild Charge (Charge Move)
  • Magnezone: Spark (Fast Move) / Wild Charge (Charge Move)
  • Electivire: Thunder Shock (Fast Move) / Wild Charge (Charge Move)

Rhyperior counters

Rhyperior

Weaknesses: Grass, Water.

  • Torterra: Razor Leaf (Fast Move) / Frenzy Plant (Charge Move)
  • Empoleon: Waterfall (Fast Move) / Hydro Cannon (Charge Move)
  • Kyogre: Waterfall (Fast Move) / Surf (Charge Move)
  • Swampert: Mud Shot (Fast Move) / Hydro Cannon (Charge Move)
  • Zarude: Vine Whip (Fast Move) / Power Whip (Charge Move)

Phase 3

Shadow Latias counters

Shadow Latias

Weaknesses: Bug, Dragon, Dark, Fairy, Ice, Ghost.

  • Dialga: Dragon Breath (Fast Move) / Draco Meteor (Charge Move)
  • Garchomp: Dragon Tail (Fast Move) / Outrage (Charge Move)
  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail (Fast Move) / Outrage (Charge Move)
  • Gengar: Shadow Claw (Fast Move) / Shadow Ball (Charge Move)
  • Palkia: Dragon Tail (Fast Move) / Draco Meteor (Charge Move)

What is the best team to defeat Giovanni in Pokemon Go?

Following the weaknesses of Arlo’s pokemon for this month, we recommend Conkeldurr, Zekrom, and Dialga.

How to find Giovanni in Pokemon Go?

Before you can fight Giovanni, you’ll need a very special item: the Team Rocket Radar.

This item is extremely rare and you will need to obtain it by completing Special Research tasks

Once you have the Team Rocket Radar, you’ll need to activate it and hope to meet Giovanni at PokeStops or hovering above the ground in hot air balloons.

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