How to beat Pokemon Go Guzzlord Raid: Weaknesses, counters & can it be shiny?

Niladri Sarkar
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The fearsome Guzzlord takes over Pokemon Go Raids, and everyone is eager to capture this powerful Ultra Beast. So here are the details on the weaknesses, best counters for the Raid, and shiny availability of Guzzlord in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go events in October focus on Ghost and Dark-type Pokemon, and this spooky season is one of the most eagerly awaited times in the game.

With Guzzlord in Raids, fans are excited at the opportunity to take on the Ultra Beast and add it to their PvP teams, as this species is pretty good in the Great and Ultra Leagues.

Here’s everything you need to know about its weaknesses and best counters to beat it, and if shiny Guzzlord is available in its Pokemon Go Raids.

How to get Guzzlord in Pokemon Go

You can get Guzzlord in Pokemon Go by beating it in Ultra Beast Raids running from October 6, 2023, until October 20, 2023.

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Guzzlord has a massive HP stat of 440.

Pokemon Go Guzzlord type & weaknesses

Guzzlord is a Dark/Dragon-type Pokemon.

Players would be happy to know that Guzzlord’s type combination gives it a double weakness (x4) to Fairy-type attacks, while also being weak to Bug, Dragon, Fighting, and Ice-type attacks.

With so many weaknesses, the Raid battle will not be too challenging, but you still need to prepare the best counters to get the job done easily.

Best counters for Pokemon Go Guzzlord Raid

The overall best counter to beat Guzzlord Raids in Pokemon Go is Mega Gardevoir with Charm and Dazzling Gleam.

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Mega Gardevoir is the strongest Fairy-type Pokemon in the game.

While Mega Gardevoir should undoubtedly be your go-to Guzzlord counter, there are other Pokemon who are also quite capable of beating Guzzlord without much effort.

Here’s a list of the best counters for a Guzzlord Pokemon Go Raid:

  • Mega Gardevoir: A monstrous Attack stat of 326 combined with the best Fairy-type moveset of Charm and Dazzling Gleam make Mega Gardevoir the leading Guzzlord counter.
  • Xerneas: This Gen 6 Legendary Pokemon takes full advantage of its signature move Geomancy along with the powerful Moonblast to beat Guzzlord.
  • Mega Rayquaza: The strongest Mega-evolved Pokemon in the game can dish out jaw-dropping damage numbers to the Raid Boss.
  • Togekiss: One of the most feared PvP Pokemon is also one of the best counters against anything weak to its deadly combo of Charm and Dazzling Gleam.
  • Xurkitree: Though it’s not a Fairy-type species, Xurkitree’s mind-boggling 330 Attack stat along with access to Dazzling Gleam makes this Ultra Beast a formidable Guzzlord counter.

Other good Guzzlord counters in Pokemon Go include Mega Salamence, Haxorus, Zacian (Hero), Kyurem, and Conkeldurr.

All Guzzlord Pokemon Go moves

Here are all the moves that Guzzlord can learn in Pokemon Go:

Guzzlord Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Snarl
  • Dragon Tail

Guzzlord Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Brutal Swing
  • Crunch
  • Dragon Claw
  • Sludge Bomb
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Despite its high HP stat, Guzzlord’s Defense stat of 99 is quite low.

Can Guzzlord be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Guzzlord will make its debut in Pokemon Go once it becomes the Raid Boss on October 6, 2023.

Lucky players will be able to encounter shiny Guzzlord after defeating it in a Raid Battle and since it is an Ultra Beast, the shiny version will have a 100% catch rate.

While shiny Pokemon are usually rare in the game, it is easier to get shinies of Legendary species and Ultra Beasts from Raids. The odds of encountering a shiny Guzzlord in Pokemon Go are 1 in 20 or 5% chance.

This is all you need to know about Guzzlord in Pokemon Go Raids. If you’re looking for more Pokemon Go content, be sure to check out our other guides:

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About The Author

Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].