Sierra and the other Team Rocket Leaders in Pokémon Go have returned to cause more trouble for November 2021. Right now, they appear to have the same roster they were using at the end of the Luminous Legend Y event from May. However, Giovanni has returned from a minor break with Shadow Lugia, forcing players to battle against Sierra if they want a chance to find Giovanni. These are all of Sierra’s weaknesses and the best Pokémon to counter her.
If you’re looking for Sierra or the other two Team Rocket leaders, you’ll need a Rocket Radar, which you can receive after defeating six Team Rocket grunts. These grunts drop the mysterious components that automatically combine into the radar. As a result, you’ll be able to narrow down the location of the Team Rocket leader’s hideout and battle them.
Here are all of Sierra’s Pokémon, weaknesses, and the best Pokémon to use against her.
The first Pokémon Sierra is used Nidoran, a Poison-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Ground and Psychic-type attacks, but it’s resistant against Bug, DFairy, Fighting, Grass, and Poison-type moves. We highly recommend using any Pokémon that utilizes Ground or Psychic, such as Galarian Stunfisk, Diggersby, Medicham, and several others.
This Pokémon does have a chance to be a shiny version when you beat Sierra.
The second Pokémon Sierra will use against you will be Beedrill, a Bug and Poison-type Pokémon. It will be weak against Fire, Flying, Psychic, and Rock-type moves, but it’s resistant against Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Grass, and Poison-type attacks. You’ll want to utilize its Fire and Flying weaknesses, using Pokémon such as Charizard, Skarmory, Gallade, Chandelure, Rampardos, and several others.
These are the final Pokémon choices Sierra will use against you is Houndoom. It’s a Dark and Fire-type, making it weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Water-type moves, but it’s resistant against Dark, Fire, Ghost, Grass, Ice, Psychic, and Steel-type moves. You’ll want to use Fighting, Ground, and Rock-type attacks, such as Rhyperior, Lucario, Conkeldurr, Machamp, Groudon, Swampert, and Tyranitar.
Once you’ve defeated Sierra, you’ll have the chance to capture her shadow Nidoran and evolve it into a Nidoqueen. It does have a chance to be shiny.