Raikou is a raid boss encountered in a legendary raid (legendary egg). His raid boss combat power (CP) is 42932 and his maximum capture CP after you defeat it in a raid is 1913 (at perfect 100% IV). Raikou is a legendary Pokemon and one of the hardest raid bosses available in Pokemon Go; he is not soloable and early indications show it can take 6+ trainers to defeat Raikou. It will take a team of high CP Pokemon that are super-effective against him; namely ground-types such as Rhydon, Golem and Tyranitar.
The below is a full rundown on this raid boss with all the information needed to successfully defeat Raikou in battle.
|Raikou Raid Boss|
|Raid Boss CP||42932|
|Max Capture CP||1913|
Attackers & Tips
Raikou will need to be taken on by 6+ trainers who have a team of high CP super effective Pokemon, preferably ground-type, to defeat it.
Rhydon, Golem and Tyranitar would be good choices to face Raikou
Raikou is a pure electric-type Pokemon and is highly susceptible to ground-type attacks, making Rhydon, Golem and Tyranitar perfect counters. Mud-Slap and Earthquake will deal super-effective damage to Raikou.
Aside from these options, you want Pokemon who will deal as much damage as possible (Dragonite, Gyarados etc). It may also be a good idea to use a Blissey as an anchor Pokemon in your sixth slot. Remember to dodge as much as possible, preferably EVERYTHING, especially the charge move.
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