How to Defeat Giovanni in Pokémon GO

How to defeat Giovanni in Pokémon GO is needed information.
How to defeat Giovanni in Pokémon GO is needed information. /

How to defeat Giovanni in Pokémon GO is needed information for those that have unlocked the Rocket Radar. Pokémon GO added a new feature over the summer allowing players to find and battle members of Team Rocket, now they've taken to the next level allowing you to fight the very leaders of Team Rocket.

Before you can take on Giovanni, you need to have progressed to step four of the six step Looming in the Shadows Special Research quest. This step will task you with defeating each of the three Team GO Rocket Leaders: Cliff, Sierra and Arlo. Then you can face Giovanni.

How to Defeat Giovanni in Pokémon GO

Giovanni uses certain types of Pokémon, so here are all the counters depending on which Pokémon he uses.

Pokémon 1 - Persian

Counters

  • Machamp
  • Breloom
  • Hariyama
  • Lucario

Pokémon 2 - Ninoking, Dugtrio, Rhydon

Ninoking Counters

  • Excadrill
  • Mamoswine
  • Groudon
  • Garchomp
  • Articuno

Dugtrio Counters

  • Mamoswine
  • Kyogre
  • Kingler
  • Gyarados
  • Roserade
  • Sceptile

Rhydon Counters

  • Kyogre
  • Kingler
  • Gyarados
  • Roserade
  • Sceptile
  • Venusaur
  • Machamp
  • Groudon
  • Metagross
  • Dialga
  • Lucario
  • Excadrill
  • Mamoswine

Pokémon 3 - Articuno

Counters

  • Rampardos
  • Tyranitar
  • Metagross
  • Dialga
  • Lucario
  • Chandelure
  • Moltres
  • Heatran
  • Entei
  • Excadrill
  • Raikou
  • Electivire
  • Magnezone
  • Zapdos