How to beat Pokemon Go Stakataka Raid: Best counters

Niladri Sarkar
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Ultra Beast Stakataka has arrived in Pokemon Go, so here’s all you need to know about its weaknesses, best counters for its 5-Star Raids, and more.

Pokemon Go players can now take on Ultra Beast Stakataka in 5-Star Raids, and you must be looking forward to beating this mysterious Pokemon to add it to your collection.

Here’s all you need to know to defeat Stakataka Raids in Pokemon Go, including its weaknesses, recommended counters, and shiny availability.

How to get Stakataka in Pokemon Go

You can catch Stakataka in Pokemon Go after beating it in 5-Star Raids running until June 1, 2024, in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Note that 5-Star Raids in the Western Hemisphere during the same time will feature Blacephalon, another Ultra Beast debuting in the game.

You can find Ultra Beast Raids in Pokemon Go by looking for Ultra Wormholes over Gyms.

Stakataka weaknesses in Pokemon Go

As a Rock/Steel type, Stakataka is weak to Fighting, Ground, and Water-type moves in Pokemon Go. Keep in mind that it is double-weak (4x) to Fighting and Ground-type moves, so focus on using high-level counters of these two types.

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Stakataka’s stats in Pokemon Go are 213 Attack, 298 Defense, and 156 HP.

Best counters for Stakataka Raids in Pokemon Go

The overall best counter for Stakataka Raids in Pokemon Go is Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Precipice Blades.

Alongside Primal Groudon, here are some other great options:

More good counters to beat Stakataka Raids are Conkeldurr, Machamp, Lucario, Mamoswine, and Excadrill.

Complete Stakataka moveset in Pokemon Go

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

Fast Moves

  • Rock Throw (Rock)
  • Take Down (Rock)

Charged Moves

  • Stone Edge (Rock)
  • Flash Cannon (Steel)
  • Bulldoze (Ground)

Can Stakataka be shiny in Pokemon Go?

No, shiny Stakataka isn’t available in Pokemon Go yet. Most Ultra Beasts will get their shiny versions during Go Fest 2024, but Niantic haven’t confirmed the shiny availability of Stakataka and Blacephalon.

We’ll be sure to update this article when shiny Stakataka makes its debut. In the meantime, you can also get other Ultra Beasts like Poipole and Naganadel in Pokemon Go, with the latter available with the Ultra Space Wonders event kicking off in the game.