How to get Goodra in Pokemon Go: Best moveset for PvP & PvE, can it be shiny, more

Niladri Sarkar
pseudo legendary goodra in pokemon go

The bulky Goodra is a popular Pseudo Legendary that Pokemon Go trainers are eager to have in their teams. So here’s how to get it, along with its shiny odds, evolution, and top moves for GBL and Raids.

Pseudo Legendaries are some of the best attackers in Pokemon Go thanks to their incredible stats, making them an asset for the Go Battle League and Raids. But, compared to its peers, Goodra is tricky to use.

That said, mastering this Pokemon and knowing its best moveset can turn it into a matchwinner that can even take on Legendaries without stress.

Here’s everything you need to know to get Goodra in Pokemon Go and to ace battles with it.

How to catch Goodra in Pokemon Go

You can get Goodra in Pokemon Go by evolving a Goomy to Sliggoo with 25 Candy, and then Sliggoo to Goodra with 100 Candy. While evolving Sliggoo to Goodra, you should be close to a PokeStop with a Rainy Lure Module active.

goomy, sliggoo and goora in pokemon go
The entire evolution line of Goodra is pure Dragon type.

Goomy is one of the rarest species but here’s how you can get it:

  • Catching it from the wild. It can be found more easily during windy in-game weather.
  • Hatching it from regular and Adventure Sync 10km Eggs, as well as 7km Eggs from Mateo.

Keep in mind that neither Sliggoo nor Goodra are currently available as wild spawns in Pokemon Go.

Can Goodra be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Goodra is available in Pokemon Go and you can get it by evolving a shiny Goomy.

While the usual shiny chances of Goomy are 1 in 572 in Pokemon Go, it will be boosted to 1 in 25 encounters during its Community Day on June 9, 2024.

Best PvP moveset for Goodra in Pokemon Go

The best PvP moveset for Goodra in Pokemon Go is Dragon Breath with Draco Meteor and Aqua Tail.

Dragon Breath is one of the best PvP Fast Moves in general and Goodra makes full use of it with STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus). Since it’s quite bulky, it can tank hits and use the insanely powerful Draco Meteor to KO most of its opponents.

Remember that Draco Meteor costs a whopping 65 energy and nerfs the Attack stat by two stages, so use it only when the opponent no longer has shields, preferably toward the end of the battle. If you still have teammates left, switch out Goodra after using Draco Meteor.

Aqua Tail costs only 35 energy and is Goodra’s cheapest move, allowing it to bait shields. While Aqua Tail is the go-to second Charged Move along with Draco Meteor in the Master League, Goodra can instead use its Community Day move, Thunder Punch, in the Great League and Ultra League.

pokemon go species goodra in the anime
Goodra’s stats in Pokemon Go are 220 Attack, 242 Defense, and 207 HP.

Best PvE moveset for Goodra in Pokemon Go

The best PvE moveset for Goodra in Pokemon Go is Dragon Breath paired with Draco Meteor.

While Goodra’s relatively low Attack stat doesn’t make it as strong as other Pseudo Legendaries and it lacks a bit since Dragon Breath is not the ideal Dragon-type Fast Move for Raids, it still packs a solid punch with the sheer power of Draco Meteor, boasting 150 damage.

Complete Goodra Pokemon Go moveset

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

Fast Moves

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)
  • Water Gun (Water)

Charged Moves

  • Draco Meteor (Dragon)
  • Aqua Tail (Water)
  • Muddy Water (Water)
  • Thunder Punch* (Electric)
  • Power Whip (Grass)
  • Sludge Wave (Poison)

You can teach Thunder Punch to Goodra by evolving a Sliggoo during the Community Day on June 9, 2024, between 2 PM and 10 PM local time. After the event, you can add this exclusive move only with an Elite Charged TM.

That’s all you need to know about Goodra in Pokemon Go. To make your teams even better, check out how to get other Pseudo Legendary Dragon types like Dragonite, Salamence, Garchomp, Hydreigon, and Baxcalibur.

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