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Primal Kyogre Pokémon GO Raid Guide: Counters and Candy tips

Get set for Raid Day.

Primal Kyogre is back in Pokémon GO raids during a special raid day event on March 17. Primal Kyogre will be available to battle between 1400 and 1700 local time.

There is a host of event bonuses, and a paid event ticket, making this a great opportunity to get out and grind the best Water-type Pokémon in the game.

Free event bonuses include boosted Shiny rates, five additional free raid passes and an increased Remote Raid limit. Trainers who want to pick up the $5 event ticket will get eight extra raid passes, increased Rare Candy XL chances and a boost to XP and Stardust rewards from Primal Kyogre Raids.

Best Primal Kyogre counters in Pokémon GO:

Primal Kyogre one of the most powerful Pokémon in Pokémon GO. It'll require a powerful team. As a pure Water-type, Kyogre is weak to Grass or Electric-type Pokémon.

There are some decent options available in these categories, including some powerful mega-Pokémon. Here are the best Primal Kyogre counters in Pokémon GO.

Mega Sceptile
Fury Cutter & Frenzy Plant
Razor Leaf & Leaf Blade
Mega Rayquaza
Dragon Tail & Drason Ascent
Shadow Raikou
Thunder Shock & Wild Charge
Thunder Shock & Discharge
Charge Beam & Fusion Bolt
Mega Venusaur
Vine Whip & Frenzy Plant
Mega Ampharos
Volt Switch & Zap Cannon
Mega Manectric
Thunder Fang & Wild Charge
Magical Leaf & Grass Knot
Thunder Shock & Wild Charge
Tapu Bulu
Bullet Seed & Grass Knot

There are lots of good choices, especially with Mega Pokémon for Primal Kyogre raids. Shadow Raikou is listed, as they are currently also in raids during March. Otherwise, due to their high costs and low availability we aren't listing Shadow Pokémon as counters.

Depending on the amount of trainers with you will probably dictate if you need to use a Mega-Pokémon in your raid team, or if you can use a Mega Evolution that will earn you bonus Candy.

Of course, any Pokémon listed here in its Mega form will also be a good counter in its standard form. Don't forget you can only have one Pokémon Mega Evolved at once.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Kyogre candy in Pokémon GO

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Water types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

Here are all the Mega-Pokémon you can use to get extra Kyogre candy in Pokémon GO:

  • Blastoise
  • Slowbro
  • Gyrados
  • Swampert
  • Kyogre

How many trainers do I need to beat Primal Kyogre in Pokémon GO?

The raids on Primal Kyogre Raid Day will be some of the hardest in Pokémon GO. You'll need to make sure you have a good amount of trainers with you, if you want to take Kyogre down.

You'll need at least five high level trainers to take this raid down. For lower level groups, you're looking at at least 8 or perhaps even 10 trainers if you want to be sure you can win your raid.

The World of Wonders Season in Pokémon GO does boost Friendship Damage in Raids, and Party Play also can give you a hefty damage boost too. Using these things will of course make the raid noticeably easier.

Primal Kyogre Pokémon GO 100% IV

With Primal Kyogre being the number one Water-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, you'll want to have the best IV's possible.

Here are the CP numbers to look out for when you're catching your Primal Kyogre:

  • 2351 CP
  • 2939 CP (Weather boosted)

Weather Effects:

Weather boost can help you save candy, get better IVs and benefit from power boosts on your team. Here are the weather effects to keep an eye on when taking on these raids.

Will boost your Grass-type counters.
If you use Mega Rayquaza, it's Flying and Dragon-type attacks will be boosted.
Partly Cloudy
Kyogre's Ice-type attack will be boosted.
Will boost your Electric-type counters. The Kyogre you catch will be a higher CP.
Kyogre's Water-type attacks will be boosted. Kyogre's Electric-type attack will be boosted.

Rainy weather seems to be the all or nothing weather when fighting Primal Kyogre. Your attackers will be boosted, but so will Primal Kyogre. However, you will get a higher CP Kyogre at the end for your trouble.

Get out there and take down some Primal Kyogre this Pokémon GO Raid Day.

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