Is Suicune good in Pokémon Go?

Another Pokémon for your collection.

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It’s difficult to tell what legendary Pokémon will be good in Pokémon Go. Some of them are better for PvE battles, such as taking down other five-star raids so players can acquire more legendary Pokémon, or they’re going to be useful in PvP battles in the Battle League. It varies for each choice, based on their stats and moveset. Suicune, one of the legendary beasts, is one of those Pokémon. We’ve listed out its best moveset and how to beat it in five-star raids. Is it worth your time?

Suicune is on the lower end of legendary Pokémon when it comes to power. Several Pokémon in the mobile game reach higher maximum CPs, leaning closer to the 3,500 and 4,000 range. Suicune hits a lower maximum, so you won’t be using it for every bit of content, but it’s still a powerful Pokémon, especially when you know how to use it.

Suicune is a Water-type Pokémon. For PvP, it has a maximum CP of 2,983, an attack of 154, a defense of 197, and a stamina of 189. For PvE, it has an attack of 180, a defense of 235, and a stamina of 225. Because of its lower stats, you probably won’t be using Suicune in the Master League. It lacks the overall strength to compete with the Pokémon there, but you can do it if you’re selective about your choices.

For example, Suicune would be great to take on Groudon, Mamoswine, Togekiss, Metagross, or Garchomp. But it falls short when battling Mewtwo, Zekrom, Reshiram Zapdos, Dragonite, Ho-Oh, and Raikou. You’d want to pair it with Swampert, Gyarados, Dialga, Melmetal, Rhyperior, Landorus, Giratina, or Regirock. Suicune is a better competitive Pokémon in the Ultra League, where it can battle against Articuno, Gengar, Mewtwo (Armored), Lugia, Lapras, and has a better chance at defeating Ho-Oh.

Because Suicune is a bulky Pokémon, using it in five-star raids is a good choice. It’ll be able to battle against several of the legendary Pokémon you’ll fight against, giving you a chance to add plenty of them to your collection, boosting your roster.

Overall, Suicune is worth your choice. It’s a worthwhile option in the Ultra League, and while it’s not the best in the Master League, it’s a solid budget pick. You have to think about what Pokémon you pair it up with. It’ll always be a good choice to use in three or five-star raids, so if you don’t plan to use Suicune in the Battle League, it still has plenty of use.