Pokemon GO Goodra: Best moveset, counters, and is it any good?

Pokemon GO Goodra best moveset and counters
Pokemon GO Goodra best moveset (Image via TPC)

Pokemon GO Goodra's best moveset, counters, and competitive viability in PvP and PvE battles will be on players' minds if they plan on using this critter in battles. The critter was released in Niantic's mobile game during the Luminous Legends X Part 1 event in May 2021. Since then, it has seen several ups and downs, but recent move balance changes have pushed it to the meta position.

This article covers everything you need to know about Goodra's best moveset, counters, and whether it is any good in Pokemon GO's PvP and PvE battles.

Note: Some aspects of this article are subjective and reflect the author's opinions.


Pokemon GO Goodra: Best moveset

Goodra in the anime (Image via TPC)
Goodra in the anime (Image via TPC)

Goodra's best moveset varies based on the league you use it in as well as whether you are using it in PvP or PvE. Here is a detailed breakdown:

Pokemon GO Goodra best moveset for PvP

Great League

  • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
  • Charged Attacks: Aqua Tail and Thunder Punch (might require an Elite Charged TM)

Ultra League

  • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
  • Charged Attacks: Aqua Tail and Power Whip

Master League

  • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
  • Charged Attacks: Aqua Tail and Draco Meteor

Pokemon GO Goodra best moveset for PvE

  • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
  • Charged Attacks: Draco Meteor

Is Goodra good in Pokemon GO PvP and PvE?

Goodra in Pokemon GO PvP

Goodra is a rising star across all formats of GO Battle League. Although it utilizes its Community Day move, Thunder Punch, only in the Great League of Pokemon GO, it has solid meta matchups across the board.

Goodra's well-rounded stats give it the flexibility to be played as a lead, switch, or closer, depending on how you design the team.


Goodra in Pokemon GO PvE

Goodra is a mid-tier Dragon-type attacker. However, it can perform well as a Defender in Gyms in Pokemon GO. It deals 14.57 DPS and 576.98 TDO with its best Dragon-type moves.


Pokemon GO Goodra: All moves and stats

Goodra in the anime (Image via TPC)
Goodra in the anime (Image via TPC)

Fast Attacks

  • Dragon Breath
  • Water Gun

Charged Attacks

  • Draco Meteor
  • Aqua Tail
  • Power Whip
  • Muddy Water
  • Sludge Wave
  • Thunder Punch (Community Day exclusive move)

Base Stats

  • Attack: 220
  • Defense: 242
  • Stamina: 207
  • Max CP: 3,963

Pokemon GO Goodra: Strengths and weaknesses

Being a powerful Dragon-type Pocket Monster, Goodra resists the following types of attacks:

  • Water (62.5%)
  • Electric (62.5%)
  • Fire (62.5%)
  • Grass (62.5%)

Goodra has the following weaknesses:

  • Dragon (160.0%)
  • Ice (160.0%)
  • Fairy (160.0%)

The types Goodra can hit super-effectively using its STAB attacks are:

  • Dragon

Best counters to Pokemon GO Goodra

Best Great League counters: Azumarill, Bastiodon, Skarmory, Medicham, Lickitung

Best Ultra League counters: Steelix, Cresselia, Altered Forme Giratina, Virizion, Poliwrath

Best Master League counters: Xerneas, Dialga, Dragonite, Lugia, Mewtwo

Best PvE counters:

  • Shadow Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Shadow or regular Weavile with Ice Shard and Avalanche
  • Shadow or regular Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Ice Beam
  • Baxcalibur with Ice Fang and Avalanche
  • Shadow or Mega Gardevoir with Charm and Dazzling Gleam
  • Xerneas with Geomancy and Moonblast
  • Shadow Granbull with Charm and Play Rough
  • Togekiss with Charm and Dazzling Gleam
  • Shadow or Mega Garchomp with Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Shadow or Mega Salamance with Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Shadow Dragonite with Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Shadow Latios with Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw

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