Heading into September 2021, Pelipper remains one of four Three-Star Raid Bosses currently appearing in Pokémon GO.
Before Pelipper and co. shift out of the boss rotation in the coming days, here's how to take down the Water Bird Pokémon in Pokémon GO.
Pelipper Pokémon GO: Weaknesses and Counters
In addition to being the evolution of Wingull, Pelipper is one of the more unique opponents to battle in Pokémon GO due to its dual-type of Water and Flying. As such, this greatly cuts down the pool of Pokémon players can use to counter it.
With Pelipper being one of the few Pokémon who's Water/Flying, it knocks out a lot of moves that would have been super effective against one type or the other. For instance, Grass-type moves would've been perfect against Pelipper had it been pure Water-type, but the Flying-type nature negates the advantage.
Overall, Electric-type Pokémon and moves are Plan A against Pelipper, with Rock-type moves a backup option as long as they aren’t on a pure Rock-type Pokémon, as any Water move Pelipper uses would quickly knock them out.
Just as a reminder, don't bother using Ground, Bug, Fighting, Fire, Steel and Water-type attacks, as Pelipper is resistant to them.
With all this in mind, the best Pokémon to counter Pelipper are:
Some alternatives to bring along on a raid team against Pelipper are:
- Thundurus (Incarnate)
- Thundurus (Therian)
Overall, just stick to basic Thunderbolt or Thunder Punch moves and Pelipper won't be able to stand a chance. For more on Pokémon GO, feel free to check out our guides on the best moveset and counters for Lugia.