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

Lucas Simons
Pokemon Go Terrakion

Terrakion, one of the powerful Legendary Swords of Justice is coming to Pokemon Go Raid battles. Tackling this challenge will not be easy, so here’s all you need to know about Terrakion in Pokemon Go, including its weaknesses, best counters, and more.

Pokemon Go is rolling out the final Raids for November 2023, and preparing for the next season that will drop on December 1. With the current Raid rotations, another of the Legendary Swords of Justice is making a comeback to the game. Terrakion will arrive soon, and trainers must be ready to take on this challenge.

For those who are not aware, Terrakion is the most powerful of the Legendary trio called Swords of Justice, and it is a Rock/Fighting-type Pokemon that really packs a punch.

So here’s everything you need to know about the Pokemon Go Terrakion Raid, including its weaknesses, shiny availability, best counters, moveset, and more.

How to get Terrakion in Pokemon Go

Trainers can get Terrakion in Pokemon Go by defeating it in 5-Star Raid battles running from November 23, 2023, until November 30, 2023.

Pokemon Go Terrakion weaknesses

Terrakion has a lot of weaknesses in Pokemon Go, and trainers can take advantage of this by using Pokemon of the Fairy, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Psychic, Steel, and Water types.

Trainers should focus on bringing strong and resilient Pokemon, since Terrakion has an incredibly high DMG score of 260, and can destroy unprepared players if they drop their guards.

Best counters for Pokemon Go Terrakion Raid

Among the best counters for the Terrakion Raid in Pokemon Go, players can use Shadow Mewtwo, with Psycho Cut and Psystrike.

Shadow Mewtwo headlining Shadow Raids in Pokemon Go
Shadow Mewtwo is the best option to face this strong Legendary Pokemon.

Since Shadow Mewtwo is not an easy Pokemon to get, there are also other optimal options for this raid, which include the following:

  • Primal Kyogre, with Waterfall and Origin Pulse. This Pokemon is your next best option. It has a TDO of 887,4 until fainting, but faints faster than Mewtwo.
  • Mega Alakazam, with Confusion and Psychic. This is another good option since it also resists many of the Fighting-type moves that Terrakion can have.
  • Mega Swampert, with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon, which boasts a TDO of 786.8 before it faints.
  • Mega Garchomp, with Mud Shot and Earth Power. Mega Garchomp packs a punch and would be ideal for this raid. It can also resist some of Terrakion’s moves.

Other great options also include regular Mewtwo, Shadow Metagross, Primal Groudon, Mega Gardevoir, Mega Latios, Mega Sceptile, and Mega Rayquaza.

Terrakion in Pokemon Go
Terrakion is the strongest of the Swords of Justice legendary Trio.

Pokemon Go Terrakion moveset

Here’s a list of all the moves that Terrakion can use in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Zen Headbutt
  • Double Kick
  • Smack Down

Charged Moves

  • Earthquake
  • Rock Slide
  • Close Combat
  • Sacred Sword*

Sacred Sword (*) is a legacy move that can only be learned by using an Elite Charge TM.

Is shiny Terrakion available in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Terrakion is available in Pokemon Go. Lucky trainers who find themselves facing a shiny specimen after defeating Terrakion in a Raid battle will have a 100% chance to catch it.

The odds of encountering a shiny Terrakion after defeating it in 5-Star Raid Battles is 1 in 60 or 1.67% chance.

That’s all you need to know about Terrakion in Pokemon Go. If you happen to need more Pokemon guides and tips, you can consult the section right below:

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