Pokémon Go: Current Raid Bosses and Counters (August 2022)

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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 Pokémon Go Raid Schedule below, we list all the current Raid Bosses and those that are known in the future, including their best counters. This guide will change as new Raid schedules come and go, so be sure to bookmark this page!

Special Event Bosses and Counters

In this section, we 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 BlastoiseWaterGrass
Electric
Zarude
Zekrom
Thundurus (Therian Forme)
Raikou
Zapdos
Tapu Bulu

Tier 5 Raids

Raid BossBoss TypesBest Attack CountersBest Pokémon Counters
Tapu Fini Water
Fairy
Electric
Grass
Poison
Zapdos
Electivire
Thundurus (Therian Forme)
Zekrom
Raikou
Tangrowth

Tier 3 Raids

Raid BossBoss TypesBest Attack CountersBest Pokémon Counters
Alolan RaichuElectric
Psychic
Dark
Ground
Ghost
Bug
Darkrai
Garchomp
Excadrill
Chandelure
Rhyperior
Hydregion
Lapras (Event Costume)Water
Ice
Electric
Rock
Fighting
Grass
Zekrom
Lucario
Conkeldurr
Raikou
Magnezone
Thundurus (Therian Forme)
FeraligatrWaterElectric
Grass
Zarude
Zekrom
Thundurus (Therian Forme)
Electivire
Raikou
Roserade
AzumarillWater
Fairy
Poison
Grass
Electric
Raikou
Thundurus (Therian Forme)
Zekrom
Zapdos
Electivire
Magnezone
LudicoloWater
Grass
Flying
Poison
Bug
Pidgeot
Staraptor
Zapdos
Roserade
Lugia
Moltres

Related: What is a 6-Star Raid in Pokémon Go?

Tier 1 Raids

Raid BossBoss TypesBest Attack CountersBest Pokémon Counters
QwilfishWater
Poison
Ground
Electric
Psychic
Mewtwo
Alakazam
Metagross
Raikou
Magnezone
Zapdos
WailmerWaterGrass
Electric
Electivire
Raikou
Magnezone
Venusaur
Zarude
Tangrowth
SpritzeeFairyPoison
Steel
Metagross
Scizor
Muk
Gengar
Victreebel
Deoxys (Attack)
RockruffRockGrass
Ground
Steel
Water
Fighting
Lucario
Metagross
Garchomp
Conkeldurr
Zarude
Excadrill
HelioptileElectric
Normal
Fighting
Ground
Machamp
Hariyama
Lucario
Mamoswine
Conkeldurr
Breloom

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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