How to beat Dewgong in Pokémon GO – counters guide

Here's how to beat Dewgong in Pokémon GO and the best counters to use.

Gen 1 Water/Ice-type Pokémon Dewgong is in 3-Star Raids in Pokémon GO until March 28, 2023, at 10am local time, meaning you only have a few days to defeat and catch it if you want to add it to your team in the Niantic mobile game. Here's how to beat Dewgong in Pokémon GO, including the best counters to use.

Best Dewgong counters in Pokémon GO

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During the 3-Star Raid period, Dewgong will appear with CP between 1,071—1,134, increasing to 1,339—1,418 CP during rain or snow. Because of the Pokémon's Water/Ice dual typing, it is weak against Electric, Grass, Rock, and Fighting types.

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It uses a combination of Ice/Steel/Water-type Fast and Charge moves, including Frost Breath, Iron Tail, Aurora Beam, Blizzard, and Water Pulse. Don't bring Ice or Water-type Pokémon into the fight as it is resistant to them, and it'll be harder to secure the win.

The best Dewgong counters in Pokémon GO are:

  • Kartana
    • Fast Move: Razor Leaf
    • Charge Move: Leaf Blade
  • Xurkitree
    • Fast Move: Thunder Shock
    • Charge Move: Discharge
  • Lucario
    • Fast Move: Counter
    • Charge Move: Aura Sphere
  • Breloom
    • Fast Move: Counter
    • Charge Move: Grass Knot
  • Zarude:
    • Fast Move: Vine Whip
    • Charge Move: Power Whip
  • Terrakion
    • Fast Move: Smack Down
    • Charge Move: Sacred Sword
  • Mega Manectric
    • Fast Move: Thunder Fang
    • Charge Move: Wild Charge

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Brent Koepp is a freelance games journalist based out of California and has been a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides since October 2022. An avid Pokemon fan for over 25 years, he has spent his career reporting on the popular Nintendo franchise. He also dabbles in Destiny 2 and JRPGs. You can follow him on Twitter @brentrkoepp.

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