Slowking Raid Counters Guide Pokemon GO

The A Very Slow Discovery Pokemon GO event is now in full swing. Though you shouldn't struggle to find Slowpoke candy throughout the event, taking down Slowking in a three-star raid can give you a bunch in one go. Here are the best Slowking counters to get you through the fight.

Slowking Raid Dates

Slowking will be available in mega raids throughout the A Very Slow Discovery event taking place between Jun. 8-13.

Though it's part of a wider raid roster, the upcoming raid weekend event will mean it should be easier to find Slowking in raids than it otherwise would. With 2x candy rewards on top, it's a great way to evolve and power up a Galarian Slowbro.

Slowking Group Size - Can Slowking be Soloed?

Three-star raids like Slowking can typically be soloed by the right kind of player without too much trouble. So long as you're around Level 25+ with the proper counters, Slowking shouldn't prove too much trouble for you.

If you're a little lower, a second (or third) player of around the same level should suffice.

Slowking Raid Moveset

Slowking utilizes its dual Water/Psychic typing well, bringing a bunch of attacks that it'll boost with STAB.

These are:

  • Fast Moves
    • Water Gun
    • Confusion
  • Charged Moves
    • Water Pulse
    • Psychic
    • Fire Blast

The Slowking moveset in Pokemon GO almost mirrors that of Slowking, only swapping out the Ice Beam charged attack for Fire Blast.

It doesn't really chance how you take it on, though. While grass types are super effective against both Pokemon, both are strong against them with Fire Blast in tow, as well. There's not much to worry about here.

Slowking Counters

As a dual Water/Psychic Pokemon, Slowking can be easily countered by Electric, Dark, Grass, and Ghost-type moves.

The strongest, Gengar, will take massive damage from its Psychic-type moves, but there are plenty more Pokemon that counter Slowking without dying too quickly in the process. Let's take a look:

Raid Team Choices

Rare: Zekrom

  • Best: Charge Beam, Wild Charge

Relatively new Legendary Pokemon Zekrom can really hold its own against Slowking. If you picked up a bunch of these, you're good to go.

Its powerful STAB-boosed Electric-type attacks will rip through the Water-type Slowking while resisting things like Water Gun due to Zekrom's own Dragon typing.

Uncommon: Gyarados

  • Best: Bite, Crunch

Gyarados will obviously perform better when mega evolved, but a standard Gyarados with access to twin Dark-type moves will hit Slowking's weakness while resisting its Water-type attacks.

It's just too bad its high evolution cost makes it tricky for new players to access.

Common: Raikou

  • Best: Volt Switch, Wild Charge

Raikou has featured in events, research, and Team GO Rocket battles multiple times over the last few years, making it a fairly common sight on the battlefield. Its fast, powerful attacks will deal considerable damage to Slowking.

Honorable Mentions

Mega Gengar as seen in the Pokemon anime.
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Gengar and its mega evolution can really bring the pain to Slowking, but it's unfortunate Poison typing and low defense and HP means it won't last long against a Confusion/Psychic moveset.

Electrivire and Megnezone are two powerful Electric-type attacks to take into the fray. Like with Zekrom and Raikou, a mixture of Electric-type attacks including Wild Charge will go a long way.

Giratina Origin forme and Darkrai and two more Pokemon that can exploit Slowking's weaknesses while stacking Legendary stats against it. Just ensure they're using the Dark/Ghost moves that complement their own typing.

Houndoom and Chandelure can be used to exploit Slowking's Dark/Ghost weaknesses. They'll resist Psychic-type attacks but quickly fall to Water-type attacks.

Though Grass-type Pokemon aren't particularly strong, they can hit Slowking where it hurts while resisting its Water-based attacks. They're best left as emergency picks. Just skip any dual Grass/Poison typings to avoid dying to Confusion.

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