Terrakion weaknesses and counters in Pokémon Go

Be ready to face Terrakion in five-star raids.

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Terrakion is a legendary Pokémon you can attempt to capture in Pokémon Go. You can only engage it in five-star raids, and these are available at varying times during the game. While it is a powerful Pokémon, it does have varying weaknesses you can attempt to exploit to ensure victory over it, but you can’t do it alone. Make sure to bring a few friends with you to try and fight it during a raid.

Terrakion weaknesses

Terrakion is a Rock and Fighting-type Pokémon. It has a variety of weaknesses: Fairy, Fighting, Grass, Ground, Psychic, Steel, and Water-types. It has a handful of resistances, which are Bug, Dark, Fire, Normal, Poison, and Rock-type attacks. You want to avoid using Normal, Rock, Steel, Ice, Dark, Flying, Bug, and Fire-type Pokémon against it to prevent being hit by a super-effective attack.

Pokémon to counter Terrakion

There are a handful of choices you want to use when attempting to take down Terrakion. Your top options include Machamp, Gallade, and Metagross.

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Machamp is among one of the strongest Fighting-type Pokémon in the game. You couldn’t go wrong using this Pokémon during the raid, and you can expect to deal heavy damage against Terrakion. Ideally, you want to have one that uses counter and dynamic punch, or karate chop with dynamic punch. Either of the options should suit you well.

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Another great choice is Gallade, who is a Psychic and Fighting-type. Because Gallade is a double type, you can potentially use two different attacks against Terrakion, increasing the chances of you dealing heavy damage to it. You primarily want to use one that knows low kick and psychic, or confusion and psychic. Both options work, and a majority of Gallade’s known attacks will be super effective against Terrakion.

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The final primary option you can use against Terrakion is Metagross. Many players may have already had the opportunity to encounter one with help from the game’s Battle League rewards. It’s a solid choice to have a suitable defense when fighting Terrakion. Much like Gallade, you can expect several of Metagross’ attacks to be super effective against Terrakion. Ideally, you want to use bullet punch and meteor mash, zen headbutt or meteor mash, or bullet punch and psychic.

The above three choices are some of the best options available to you. However, there are plenty of other options open to you should you not have any of the above. These choices include Mewtwo, Mew, Steelix, Mawile, Poliwrath, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hariyama, Lucario, Gardevoir, and many more.