Pokémon GO Pikachu Raid Guide – Pikachu Counters & Weaknesses

Need help countering the Mouse Pokémon? Here's how!

Pikachu, the iconic Pokémon mascot, is currently available in Raid battles. This Pokémon isn't too difficult to defeat, but using Raid Guides when heading into a battle is always a good idea. Raid Guides let players know which Pokémon and typings are most effective in battle.

Pikachu is a sole Electric-type Pokémon. This means it has only one weakness in Ground-type moves. This also gives it three resistances in Flying, Steel, and Electric-type moves. Pikachu is not the most difficult Raid boss, but teaming up with other trainers always makes battles easier.

How to beat Pikachu in Pokémon GO

Pikachu's Moveset

Quick Attacks:

  • Thunder Shock (Electric-type)
  • Quick Attack (Normal-type)
  • Present (Normal-type) - Using Elite TM

Charged Attacks:

  • Discharge (Electric-type)
  • Thunderbolt (Electric-type)
  • Wild Charge (Electric-type)
  • Thunder (Electric-type) - Using Elite TM
  • Surf (Water-type) - Using Elite TM

Related: Pokémon GO Dartrix Raid Guide – Dartrix Counters & Weaknesses

Best Counters to use against Pikachu in Pokémon GO

Landorus (Therian)

Best Quick Attack:

Mud Shot

Best Charged Attack:

Earthquake

Excadrill

Best Quick Attack:

Mud-Slap

Best Charged Attack:

Earthquake

Groudon

Best Quick Attack:

Mud Shot

Best Charged Attack:

Earthquake

Garchomp

Best Quick Attack:

Mud Shot

Best Charged Attack:

Earthquake

Rhyperior

Best Quick Attack:

Mud-Slap

Best Charged Attack:

Earthquake

Landorus (Incarnate)

Best Quick Attack:

Mud Shot

Best Charged Attack:

Earth Power

If players don't have access to the Pokémon listed above, they can still find success in taking Pokémon into the battle that has Ground-type moves in order to take advantage of Pikachu's weaknesses.

Interested in Pokémon Go Raid Guides and want to read more? Check out Pokémon GO Brionne Raid Guide - Brionne Counters & Weaknesses on Pro Game Guides!

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