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Pokemon GO Giovanni May 2021: Strategies and How to Find Him

Pokemon GO Giovanni May 2021 strategies have only changed a bit since Shadow Zapdos has left and now you'll face Shadow Moltres.
Pokemon GO Giovanni May 2021 strategies have only changed a bit since Shadow Zapdos has left and now you'll face Shadow Moltres. | Photo courtesy of Niantic Labs

Pokemon GO's Giovanni May 2021 strategies have only changed a bit since Shadow Zapdos left and now you'll face Shadow Moltres. Here is the best way to find and beat Giovanni in May.

To find the base and battle Giovanni, players will need to earn the Super Rocket Radar from The Higher they Fly Special Research quest. Niantic also released some limited-timed research tasks to earn one as well, but they ended in April. There should be new ones that appear soon for May.

Equip the radar, and begin your search for the Team GO Rocket Boss. You'll have to do some walking as you fight imposters and eventually find him.

Pokemon GO Giovanni May 2021: Strategies and How to Find Him

1st Pokemon: Persian

Persian Counters

Fighting-type Pokemon are the name of the game. Grab your best and start Dynamic Punching to victory.

2nd Pokemon: Kangaskhan, Nidoking, or Garchomp

The second Pokemon can be any of these three.

Kangaskhan Counters

As with the first, fighting-type, ground-type and even strong Dragon-type Pokemon will wreak havoc on the encounter.

Nidoking Counters

Psychic- and water-type Pokemon will handle Nidoking so bring out your Mewtwos and strongest water-types.

Garchomp Counters

Ice is the name of the game and if you lack the firepower with ice-types, you can also use flying-types as well.

Shadow Moltres Counters

While you would think water-types would be the way to go, you want some solid defense and resistance as well. Bring out your best rock-type Pokemon and go ham. You'll resist the fire and flying while doing the best damage. Afterward, you'll have a chance at catching Shadow Moltres.

  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
  • Terrakion with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Stone Edge
  • Gigalith with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Golem with Mud Shot and Stone Edge