Pokemon GO Suicune raid guide: Best counters, weaknesses, and more

Suicune as seen in the game
Official artwork for Suicune in Pokemon GO (Image via Niantic)

The legendary cat trio from the Johto Region, Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, will be appearing in 5-star raids in Pokemon GO. You can take in these raids from Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10 AM local time through Friday, October 6, 2023, 10 AM local time. Each of these monsters represents three primary elemental factors – Fire, Water, and Electric. Of these, Suicune is a Water-type legendary monster.

This guide will will tell you what the best counters to Suicune are. We will also walk you through the moveset of this creature so you can prepare your raid team accordingly.

Pokemon GO Suicune weakness: Best monsters to counter it

Being a mono Water-type critter, Suicune is vulnerable to a couple of elemental typings in the game. The typings that work best against Suicune are as follows:

  • Electric
  • Grass

Suicune is resistant to the following elemental typings:

  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Steel
  • Water

Recommended counters to beat Suicune in raids:

  • Shadow Electivire
  • Mega Manectric
  • Shadow Raikou
  • Shadow Zapdos
  • Shadow Magnezone
  • Zekrom
  • Shadow Tangrowth
  • Mega Venusaur
  • Shadow Mewtwo
  • Therian Forme Thundurus
  • Zarude
  • Shadow Venusaur
  • Shadow Victreebel
  • Electivire
  • Mega Ampharos
  • Shadow Torterra
  • Raikou
  • Shadow Exeggutor
  • Shadow Magnezone
  • Shadow Manectric
  • Roserade
  • Luxray
  • Vileplume
  • Zapdos
  • Shadow Shiftry
  • Shadow Porygon Z
  • Magnezone
  • Sceptile
  • Shadow Arcanine

What are the best moves to beat Suicune in Pokemon GO raids?

As mentioned earlier, Suicune is vulnerable to Electric- and Grass-type critters. As a result, you consider using creatures with the following moves against Suicune:

Recommended moves to counter Suicune in raids:

Fast moves:

  • Thunder Shock
  • Thunder Fang
  • Volt Switch
  • Spark
  • Vine Whip
  • Charge Beam
  • Razor Leaf
  • Bullet Seed
  • Hidden Power

Charged moves:

  • Frenzy Plant
  • Wild Charge
  • Power Whip
  • Solar Beam
  • Discharge
  • Grass Knot
  • Leaf Blade
  • Thunderbolt
  • Zap Cannon

Suicune’s moveset in Pokemon GO

Suicune comes with the following moves:

Fast moves:

  • Extrasensory
  • Snarl
  • Ice Fang

Charged moves:

  • Hydro Pump
  • Bubble Beam
  • Ice Beam
  • Water Pulse

Catch Combat Power (CP) of Suicune in Pokemon GO

Suicune will have the following catch CPs:

  • Weather boosted: 2,033 CP to 2,130 CP at level 25 under Rainy conditions.
  • Non-weather boosted: 1,627 CP to 1,704 CP at level 20

If you live in a rural area, you might run into a problem where you cannot find enough players for the legendary raids. Even though three to four players are recommended to take down this critter, it is possible to defeat this legendary critter by yourself.

If you want to learn about Shiny Suicune and how to catch one in Pokemon GO, you can read this article.

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Edited by Ashmita Bhatt
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