How to beat Suicune in Pokémon Go – Weaknesses, counters, strategies

Suicune has arrived.

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Suicune is one of the three legendary beasts you can capture in Pokémon Go. It was originally introduced in the Johto region for Pokémon Gold and Silver. If you want to capture it in the mobile game, you’ll have to defeat it in a five-star raid. You’ll probably want to bring a few friends with you to beat it, but if you have the correct team, and they’re strong enough, you might be able to take it down by yourself. But we don’t recommend it. When you do catch it, we listed out the best moveset for it to learn.

Suicune weaknesses

Suicune is a Water-type Pokémon. It will be weak to Electric and Grass-type attacks, but it will be resistant to Fire, Ice, Steel, and Water-type moves. You primarily want to focus on Grass-type Pokémon, so any Water-type move Suicune uses against you won’t be as effective, but there multiple Electric-type Pokémon that can do some real damage to it.

Best Pokémon to counter Suicune

The best Pokémon you can use during the five-star raid to take down Suicune include Zekrom, Roserade, and Zapdos.

Zekrom is a Dragon and Electric-type Pokémon, and it’s one of the harder Pokémon to capture. But it’s an excellent choice to use against Suicune, so if you’re looking for a sure-fire choice to use during the five-star raid, make sure to have it in your roster. Zekrom, for PvE, has a maximum CP of 4,565, an attack of 275, a defense of 211, and a stamina of 205. The best moveset you can give includes dragon breath for its fast move and then crunch and wild charge for its charged attacks.

Next, we recommend grabbing Roserade, a Grass and Poison-type Pokémon. It may not be as powerful as Zekrom, but it has it where it counts, and it does some serious damage with a superb fast move set and charged moves that are perfect for battling Suicune. Roserade, for PvE, has a maximum CP of 3,359, an attack of 243, a defense of 185, and a stamina of 155. You want to be careful because of its health, though. The best moveset it can use against Suicune is razor leaf for its fast move, and then sludge bomb and grass knot for its charged moves.

Zapdos is also an excellent Pokémon against Suicune, and it’s an Electric and Flying-type Pokémon. It’s one of the legendary bird Pokémon from the Kanto region. It has been in a handful of raids far more often than other legendary Pokémon, meaning more players are likely to have one in their collection. For PvE, Zapdos has a maximum CP of 3,987, an attack of 253, a defense of 185, and a stamina of 207. The best moveset it can use includes thunder shock for its fast move, and then drill peck and thunderbolt for its charged moves.

Top Pokémon to counter Suicune

You need to take six Pokémon with you to battle Suicune. While the previous options are some of the best, there are additional Pokémon we recommend you use. There are various choices, so feel free to find the ones you have, and bring the most powerful Pokémon to bring Suicune down.

  • Electivire
  • Raikou
  • Magnezone
  • Luxray
  • Sceptile
  • Alola Exeggutor
  • Thundurus
  • Mega Abomasnow
  • Mega Venusaur
  • Chestnaught
  • Jolteon
  • Tangrowth