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

Joaquín Frere
Throh in Pokemon Go.

The Unova region has a big roster in Pokemon Go, and some of the rare Gen 5 creatures will soon be available to catch more easily in Niantic’s mobile game. So, here’s all you need to know to catch Throh in Pokemon Go.

Unova is one of the regions that is entirely available in Pokemon Go, and this includes some hard-to-get species like Sawk or Throh, the Karate Pokemon.

So, here’s all you need to know to get Throh in Pokemon Go, as well as its shiny availability and the best PvP and PvE movesets.


How to catch Throh in Pokemon Go

Players can only catch Throh in the wild of the Americas and Africa, but the Rivals Week event will feature it among other hard-to-get species.

The Rivals Week event runs from May 4, at 10 AM to Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 8 PM local time, so if you don’t live in the Americas or Africa, this is your best chance to get Throh.

Throh in the Pokemon anime.
Sawk and Throh are known as the Karate Pokemon in the series and games.

Can Throh be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, you can find the shiny version of Throh in Pokemon Go. With the Rivals Week event coming up soon, you will be able to have more chances of snatching a shiny Throh.

Its spawns and shiny chances will be boosted, being its shiny odds 1 in 128 encounters during the event.

Best Throh Pokemon Go PvP moveset

The best moveset for Throh in Pokemon Go’s PvP is Zen Headbutt for Fast Move and Body Slam and Brick Break for Charged Moves.

Zen Headbutt is a great way to surprise other Fighting-type Pokemon, and while it doesn’t provide a STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus), the total damage output for Throh is enough to be able to handle a same-type fight with this Fast move.

Best Throh Pokemon Go PvE moveset

The best moveset for Throh in Pokemon Go’s PvE events, like Raids or Team Rocket battles, is Low Kick as a Fast move and Focus Blast for Charged move.

This combination gives Throh an 11.25 DPS output, with a total damage of 375.79 when combined. Remember its moves are boosted by Cloudy weather inside the game.

Is Throh good in Pokemon Go?

Both Sawk and Throh aren’t great choices for both PvE and PvP activities in Pokemon Go. But they can have a great element of surprise with their Poison-type Fast move against both Grass and Fairy-type Pokemon.

Normal, Rock, Steel, Ice, and Dark-types are what you want to be aware of, as they can deal super effective damage to Throh. Most of these types of moves can be learned by many Pokemon, and even without a STAB bonus, they end up dealing serious damage to Throh or Sawk.

All Throh Pokemon Go moves

Here’s the current moveset pool for Throh in Pokemon Go:

Fast moves

  • Low Kick (Fighting)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

Charged moves

  • Low Sweep (Fighting)
  • Brick Break (Fighting)
  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Body Slam (Normal)

And that’s all you need to know about how to get Throh in Pokemon Go! If you are still looking for more Pokemon Go content, we have a good selection of tips in our guide section right here:

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