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

Niladri Sarkar
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The mighty Kyurem is now available in Pokemon Go 5-Star Raid Battles and players can’t wait to add this powerful Legendary to their teams. So here’s everything you need to know to beat Kyurem Raids in Pokemon Go, including its weaknesses, best counters, and shiny chances.

Kyurem is one of the strongest species for PvP and PvE battles in Pokemon Go and now, you have the opportunity to catch this formidable Pokemon from 5-Star Raid Battles.

But beating this Legendary Pokemon is no easy task so you’ll have to prepare the best counters that can take advantage of Kyurem’s weaknesses and help you win the Raid without much effort.

So here’s everything you should know to beat Kyurem Raids easily and if its shiny version is available in Pokemon Go.

How to get Kyurem in Pokemon Go

You can get Kyurem in Pokemon Go by beating it in 5-Star Raid battles running until December 23, 2023.

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Kyurem is a Dragon/Ice-type Pokemon.

Pokemon Go Kyurem weaknesses

Kyurem is weak to the Dragon, Fairy, Fighting, Rock, and Steel types in Pokemon Go.

With so many weaknesses, you have numerous options to use as counters but you should also focus on those that can resist Kyurem’s strongest moves and level them up those Pokemon.

Best counters for Pokemon Go Kyurem Raid

The overall best counter for beating Kyurem Raids in Pokemon Go is Metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash.

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Metagross is a Stee/Psychic-type Pseudo Legendary Pokemon.

While Metagross excels both offensively and defensively, you will need more counters to successfully defeat the Raid Boss.

So here’s the list of the top counters for Pokemon Go Kyurem Raids:

  • Metagross: This powerful Pokemon’s Steel-type helps it resist Kyurem’s Dragon as well as Ice-type attacks. And with the incredibly powerful Meteor Mash, Metagross can wreck Kyurem.
  • Mega Rayquaza: Arguably the strongest Pokemon in the game right now, Mega Rayquaza deals exceptional damage but needs to be wary of Kyurem’s Ice-type attacks.
  • Mega Garchomp: Just like Mega Rayquaza, this powerhouse hits hard and needs to dodge Ice-type attacks from Kyurem.
  • Mega Gardevoir: If Kyurem is using Dragon-type moves in the Raid, Mega Gardevoir is an excellent choice to beat the Raid Boss as it takes very little damage.
  • Lucario: The ever-reliable Lucario salvages both its Fighting and Steel-type moves to dent Kyurem’s defenses.

Other good Kyurem Raid counters in Pokemon Go include Mega Blaziken, Haxorus, Conkeldurr, Mega Tyranitar, and Mega Scizor.

Kyurem Pokemon Go moveset

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

Pokemon Go Kyurem Fast Moves

  • Dragon Breath
  • Steel Wing

Pokemon Go Kyurem Charged Moves

  • Draco Meteor
  • Dragon Claw
  • Blizzard
  • Glaciate

You should know that Kyurem can learn the Legacy move Glaciate only through an Elite Charged TM.

pokemon go kyurem, reshiram, and zekrom
Kyurem is extremely strong in the Master League PvP format.

Can Kyurem be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Kyurem is available in Pokemon Go, and lucky trainers can catch it after defeating the Raid battle. Also, a shiny Legendary from a Raid has a 100% catch rate, making shiny Kyurem a guaranteed catch.

The odds of encountering a shiny Kyurem after its 5-Star Raid Battle is 1 in 60 or 1.67% chance.

That’s all you need to know to beat Kyurem Raids in Pokemon Go. If you’re looking for more content and guides on Pokemon Go, have a look at the following:

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