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

Niladri Sarkar
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Primal Kyogre splashes into Pokemon Go Raids, and players are bracing themselves to face this Legendary Pokemon. Here’s all you need to know about its weaknesses, the best counters to use, and its shiny availability during the Raid Day.

Pokemon Go is hosting Primal Kyogre Raids again in the World of Wonders season, and players are eager to add this Legendary species to their teams. Trainers should note that Primal Kyogre is an extremely powerful Pokemon, and the Raid battle is one of the toughest in the game.

That said, they can defeat this Raid Boss by knowing its weaknesses as well as the best counters to use in the Raid battle. Additionally, players are also curious to know if shiny Primal Kyogre is available in the mobile game.

So, here are all the details on getting Primal Kyogre in Pokemon Go, including its weaknesses, best counters, and shiny availability.

How to get Primal Kyogre in Pokemon Go

You can get Primal Kyogre in Pokemon Go by catching regular Kyogre after the Raid Battle and then making it undergo Primal Reversion with 400 Primal Energy.

By taking part in multiple Raids, you can collect the required Primal Energy to get Primal Kyogre. Players should know that Primal Energy is similar to Mega Energy in the game. This Raid Boss will be in Pokemon Go Raid Battles on its own Raid Day event on March 17, 2024, from 2 PM to 5 PM (local time).

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Kyogre can control the ocean.

Primal Kyogre type & weaknesses in Pokemon Go

Primal Kyogre is a Water-type Pokemon. It dishes out the highest DPS (Damage Per Second) among all Water types in Pokemon Go.

Regarding its weaknesses, Primal Kyogre is weak to only Electric and Grass-type moves. With no double-weakness like Primal Groudon, players are in for a tough battle. However, with the right counters, you can beat this Legendary Raid Boss comfortably.

Best counters for Primal Kyogre Pokemon Go Raid

The overall best counter for Primal Kyogre Raids in Pokemon Go is Mega Sceptile with Bullet Seed and Frenzy Plant.

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Mega Sceptile can shoot out its tail during battle and regrow it.

While Mega Sceptile is the best at dealing high damage, you will need more counters to take down Primal Kyogre in Raid battles.

So, here are the best counters for Primal Kyogre Pokemon Go Raids:

  • Mega Sceptile: Not only does Mega Sceptile deal massive DPS with its incredible Attack stat of 320, but it also triple resists Water-type attacks from Primal Kyogre.
  • Mega Venusaur: Mega Venusaur offers the best TDO (Total Damage Output) due to its naturally high bulk and keeps the Mega boost running for the longest time.
  • Mega Manectric: This Pokemon sports excellent Electric-type damage output that can make a major difference in the Raid battle.
  • Xurkitree: With a jaw-dropping Attack stat of 330, this Ultra Beast creates a huge impact against Primal Kyogre. However, digging is recommended.
  • Kartana: Another Ultra Beast that also boasts a high Attack stat of 323, Kartana can spam quick damage and tear down the Raid Boss’ health.

Other good Primal Kyogre counters in Pokemon Go include Roserade, Zapdos, Zekrom, and Zarude.

Primal Kyogre Pokemon Go moveset

Here’s the complete Primal Kyogre moveset in Pokemon Go:

Primal Kyogre Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Waterfall (Water)

Primal Kyogre Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Surf (Water)
  • Origin Pulse (Water)
  • Hydro Pump (Water)
  • Blizzard (Ice)
  • Thunder (Electric)

Players should note that Origin Pulse is a Legacy Move and can be taught to Primal Kyogre in Pokemon Go by using an Elite Charged TM.

Can Primal Kyogre be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Primal Kyogre is available in Pokemon Go. Lucky players can catch shiny Kyogre after defeating it in the Raid Battle and then get shiny Primal Kyogre through Primal Reversion.

That’s all you need to know about Pokemon Go Primal Kyogre Raid Battles. 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].