Pokémon Go Raid Schedule: All Current Bosses and Counters (October 2021)

Coming soon, to a Gym near you!

One of the most frequently changed features in Pokémon Go is the list of Raids. They change with seasons and events and sometimes without warning. This leaves many players in the dark about which Pokémon they should add to their team roster to counter them.

In the guide below, we list all the current Raid Bosses and those that are known in the future with their basic stats and best counters. This guide will change as new Raid lineups come and go, so be sure to bookmark this page!

Special Event Bosses and Counters

In this section, we will have the guides to the Special Event bosses and counters available for any upcoming events. To see the bosses for that event, simply follow the link listed.

Current Bosses and Counters

Mega Raids

Raid BossBoss TypesBest Attack CountersBest Pokémon Counters
Mega Gengar in Pokemon Go
Mega Gengar
Ghost Pokemon Go Ghost Emblem
Poison Pokemon Go Poison Emblem
Ground Pokemon Go Ground Emblem
Dark Pokemon Go Dark Emblem
Landorus (Therian)
Darkrai
Garchomp
Yveltal
Groudon

Notes: Ground and Dark Pokémon are best against Mega Gengar. Psychic and Ghost attacks are also effective, but those types are vulnerable to Mega Gengar's Poison or Ghost attacks.

Tier 5 Raids

Raid BossBoss TypesBest Attack CountersBest Pokémon Counters

Giratina
(Altered Forme)
Ghost Pokemon Go Ghost Emblem
Dragon Pokemon Go Dragon Emblem
FairyPokemon Go Fairy Emblem
Dark Pokemon Go Dark Emblem
Dragon Pokemon Go Dragon Emblem
Palkia
Garchomp
Zacian
Darkrai
Dialga

Notes: Dragon Pokémon can deal significant damage against Giratina, but they are also vulnerable to its Dragon attacks. Dark and Fairy Pokémon are the best types to use against Giratina.

Tier 3 Raids

Raid BossBoss TypesBest Attack CountersBest Pokémon Counters

Wigglytuff
Normal Pokemon Go Normal Emblem
Fairy Pokemon Go Fairy Emblem
Steel Pokemon Go Steel Emblem
Psychic Pokemon Go Psychic Emblem
Metagross
Dialga
Zamazenta
Jirachi
Zacian

Alolan Exeggutor
Grass Pokemon Go grass Emblem
Dragon Pokemon Go Dragon Emblem
Ice Pokemon Go Ice EmblemGalarian Darmanitan
Glaceon
Weavile
Mamoswine
Articuno

Sableye
Dark Pokemon Go Dark Emblem
Ghost Pokemon Go Ghost Emblem
Fairy Pokemon Go Fairy EmblemZaceon
Togekiss
Granbull
Sylveon
Gardevoir

Lampent
Ghost Pokemon Go Ghost Emblem
Fire Pokemon Go Fire Emblem
Fairy Pokemon Go Fairy Emblem
Ice Pokemon Go Ice Emblem
Galarian Darmanitan
Glaceon
Mamoswine
Weavile
Jynx

Tier 1 Raids

Raid BossBoss TypesBest Attack CountersBest Pokémon Counters

Dratini
Dragon Pokemon Go Dragon Emblem Fairy Pokemon Go Fairy Emblem
Dragon Pokemon Go Dragon Emblem
Togekiss
Gardevoir
Zekrom
Dragonite
Salemence

Rufflet
Normal Pokemon Go Normal Emblem
Flying Pokemon Go Flying Emblem
Electric Pokemon Go Electric Emblem.
Rock Pokemon Go Rock Emblem
Zekram
Rampardos
Rhyperior
Electivire
Raikou

Shuppet
Ghost Pokemon Go Ghost Emblem Psychic Pokemon Go Psychic Emblem
Dark Pokemon Go Dark Emblem
Deoxys
Darkrai
Mewtwo
Hoopa
Alakazam

Snorunt
Ice Pokemon Go Ice Emblem Rock Pokemon Go Rock Emblem
Fire Pokemon Go Fire Emblem
Fighting Pokemon Go Fighting Emblem
Steel Pokemon Go Steel Emblem
Rampardos
Rhyperior
Blaziken
Zamazenta
Lucario

Drifloon
Ghost Pokemon Go Ghost Emblem
Flying Pokemon Go Flying Emblem
Dark Pokemon Go Dark Emblem
Electric Pokemon Go Electric Emblem.
Ice Pokemon Go Ice Emblem
Darkrai
Zekram
Weavile
Thundurus
Yveltal

We also cover the best weaknesses and counters for many types of Pokémon. Check out our guides to the Best Water Pokémon Weaknesses & Counters and the Best Fairy Pokémon Weaknesses & Counters.

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