Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters October 2020: How To Beat Team Rocket Leader? Pokemon Weakness And More
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Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters October 2020: How To Beat Team Rocket Leader? Pokemon Weakness And More

Alex Garton
17 October 2020

Here's how to defeat Rocket Leader Giovanni.

Defeating each of the Rocket Leaders can be difficult when you're not familiar with the counters.

A leader's lineup is randomly selected out of a small selection of Pokemon.

Therefore, it's important to know the counters and strategies for each potential encounter.

Below you'll find some tips and counters on how to defeat Rocket Leader Giovanni.

However, if you want help defeating some of the other Team Rocket Leaders, you'll find more guides underneath!

Rocket Leader Giovanni Counters 

Giovanni will always use Persian as his first Pokemon.

For Giovanni's second Pokemon, he will either use Kangaskhan, Nidoking or Garchomp.

For his Third Pokemon, it will be Mewtwo.

Below is a list of counters and the most effective moves against each of Giovanni's potential Pokemon:

Persian

Persian is weak to Fighting and Ghost types.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Persian.

  • Meltmetal - Thunder Shock (Fast Move) + Thunderbolt (Charge Move)
  • Machamp - Counter ( Fast Move) + Cross Chop (Charge Move)
  • Rhyperior - Mud Slap (Fast Move) + Stone Edge (Charge Move)
  • Conkeldurr - Counter (Fast Move) + Dynamic Punch (Charge Move)

Kangaskhan

Kangaskhan is weak to Fighting.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Kangaskhan.

  • Dragonite - Dragon Breath (Fast Move) + Outrage (Charge Move)
  • Giratine - Dragon Claw ( Fast Move) + Dragon Breath (Charge Move)
  • Togekiss - Charm (Fast Move) + Ancient Power (Charge Move)
  • Gyarados - Dragon Breath (Fast Move) + Crunch (Charge Move)

Garchomp

Garchomp is weak to Fairy and Fighting types.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Garchomp.

  • Togekiss - Charm (Fast Move) + Ancient Power (Charge Move)
  • Articuno - Ice Shard (Fast Move) + Icy Wind (Charge Move)
  • Gardevoir - Charm (Fast Move) + Psychic (Charge Move)
  • Dragonite - Dragon Breath (Fast Move) + Dragon Claw (Charge Move)

Nidoking

Nidoking is to Ground, Water and Psychic types.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Nidoking.

  • Empoleon - Waterfall (Fast Move) + Hydro Cannon (Charge Move)
  • Jirachi - Confusion (Fast Move) + Doom Desire (Charge Move)
  • Dialga - Dragon Breath (Fast Move) + Iron Head (Charge Move)
  • Kyogre - Waterfall (Fast Move) + Surf (Charge Move)

Mewtwo

Mewtwo is weak to Bug and Dark types.

Here's a list of Pokemon and their moves that counter Mewtwo.

  • Tyranitar - Bite (Fast Move) + Fire Blast (Charge Move)
  • Hydreigon - Bite (Fast Move) + Dragon Pulse (Charge Move)
  • Darkrai - Feint Attack (Fast Move) + Shadow Ball (Charge Move)
  • Muk - Bite (Fast Move) + Acid Spray (Charge Move)

Hopefully, this helps you defeat and takedown Rocket Leader Giovanni.

 

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