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Pokemon GO Sierra June 2021 Team Updates

Pokemon GO's Sierra has changed up her team toward the end of June 2021.
Pokemon GO's Sierra has changed up her team toward the end of June 2021. / Niantic Labs

Pokemon GO's Sierra has changed up her team toward the end of June 2021. Fortunately, we've broken down exactly who she'll bring out and what trainers can do about it.

Here's what to expect when challenging Team GO Rocket executive, Sierra.

Pokemon GO Sierra June 2021

All of Sierra's Pokemon will be Shadow Pokemon—surprise! Trainers will receive 1000 Star Dust and two items that could potentially be: a Strange Egg, a Max Revive, a normal Revive , a Max Potion , an Unova Stone , or a Sinnoh Stone.

First Pokemon

Her first choice is always a Shadow Sneasel. This Pokemon is an ice and dark-type, meaning it has a significant weakness to fighting-types. Any strong fighting-type will do, including:

  • Lucario—Counter + Aura Sphere
  • Machamp—Counter + Dynamic Punch/Close Combat
  • Conkeldurr—Counter + Dynamic Punch

Second Pokemon

Her second choice will be Shadow Ampharos, Shadow Granbull, or Shadow Gliscor. Pure electric-types like Ampharos are weakest against ground-types. Granbull, a fairy-type, is most vulnerable to steel and poison-types. Gliscor has a particular weakness against ice-types.

The best counters for Shadow Ampharos are:

  • Excadrill—Mud-Slap + Earthquake
  • Garchomp—Mud Shot + Earthquake
  • Rhyperior—Mud-Slap + Earthquake

Shadow Granbull's best counter choices are:

  • Galarian Slowbro—Poison Jab + Sludge Bomb
  • Drapion—Poison Sting + Sludge Bomb
  • Hariyama—Bullet Punch + Heavy Slam

Trainers going up against Shadow Gliscor should bring:

  • Mamoswine—Powder Snow + Avalanche
  • Abomasnow—Powder Snow + Weather Ball
  • Alolan Ninetails—Powder Snow + Weather Ball

Third Pokemon

Her third choice will be Shadow Drapion, Shadow Kingdra, or Shadow Houndoom. Dark and fire-types like Houndoom have several weaknesses, but are particularly strong against psychic-types. Kingdra, a water and dragon-type, is vulnerable to fairy and other dragon-types. Poison and dark-type Drapion is exclusively weak against ground-types.

The ultimate counter choices against Drapion are:

  • Excadrill—Mud-Slap + Earthquake
  • Garchomp—Mud Shot + Earthquake
  • Rhyperior—Mud-Slap + Earthquake

Trainers facing Kingdra should pick:

  • Granbull—Charm + Play Rough
  • Garchomp—Dragon Tail + Outrage
  • Haxorus—Dragon Tail + Dragon Claw

Houndoom's best counter options are:

  • Lucario—Counter + Aura Sphere
  • Rampardos—Smack Down + Rock Slide
  • Kingler—Bubble + Crabhammer

Recommended Team

The recommended team trainers should pick to go up against Sierra, according to this break down, should contain three of the following Pokemon:

  • Lucario—Counter + Aura Sphere
  • Garchomp—Dragon Tail/Mud Shot + Outrage/Earthquake
  • Mamoswine—Powder Snow + Avalanche
  • Galarian Slowbro—Poison Jab + Sludge Bomb
  • Granbull—Charm + Play Rought
  • Kingler—Bubble + Crabhammer

Good luck, trainers!