How to beat Team Go boss Rocket Giovanni in Pokémon GO

Once you’ve defeated all the bosses in Team Go Rocket, it’s time to take on your boss. It will not be an easy task, but here is how to beat Giovanni in Pokémon GO .

How to beat Team Go boss Rocket Giovanni in Pokémon GO

For being the boss of Team Go Rocket, this battle isn’t particularly difficult if you have the right counters. In fact, this is one of the simplest battles of these bosses since Giovanni’s first and third Pokémon will always be immovable. Here are all of Giovanni’s possible Pokémon:

  • Pokemon 1
    • Persian (normal)
  • Pokemon 2
    • Nidoking (Poison / Sun)
    • Kingler (water)
    • Rhyperior (rock / soil)
  • Pokemon 3
    • Lugia (Psychic / Flying)

Giovanni Battle 1

It makes sense, lore-wise, that Persian is Giovanni’s first Pokémon, but hopefully the Team GO Rocket leader will have a stronger Monday. Persian is nothing special, so master it with your Conkeldurr, Lucario, Machamp, etc.

Top picks: Conkeldurr, Lucario, Machamp, Heracross, Sirfetch’d

Battle 2

Nidoking is susceptible to Ice, Ground, Psychic, and Water-type attacks, so you can choose a handful of different Pokémon here. Just make sure to protect its first charge move if you’re using a Pokémon that is part of the steel like Jirachi or Empoleon.

Top picks: Palkia, Kyogre, Empoleon, Jirachi, Gyarados

Kingler, along with Crabhammer, is quietly one of the best water attackers in the game, so don’t take this crab lightly. If you are lucky then the Kingler you are up against will have weaker ones like X-Scissor or Vise Grip. Palkia is a large and voluminous wall of water that can still cause massive damage to Kingler. Otherwise, use a Grass- or Electric-type Pokémon here.

Top picks: Palkia, Ludicolo, Leafeon, Zarude, Zekrom

If you are going to meet this type or Nidoking, then an Ice type is the best solution. Just be careful because Rhyperior’s Rock attacks can remove large amounts of HP very quickly. A water or grass Pokémon is a much safer option here.

Top picks: Torterra, Gyarados, Swampert, Gurogeist (Super), Kyogre

Giovanni Battle 3

The Big Bad Bird is finally here. Fortunately, this is the only Pokémon Giovanni has in third place so you can properly prepare for Shadow Lugia. Dark-type Pokémon or mons with dark attacks will be your best bet here. You can even mix up some electric types if you don’t have the mighty Dark Mons.

Top picks : Melmetal, Zacian (hero), Yveltal, Bisharp, Magnezone

Best Pokémon Team

There are plenty of options for this battle until you get to Shadow Lugia, but you can only choose three months to go fight with you. Here is a strong team that should help you to be the best Giovanni.

My ideal team to beat Giovanni is:

  • Lucario(Counter | Light the Mushroom)
  • Palkia(Dragon’s Breath | Water Tail)
  • Melmetal(Thunder Shock | Rock Slide )

Secondary equipment:

  • Machamp(Counter | Cross Section)
  • Gyarados(Waterfall | Water Tail)
  • Yveltal(Grunt | Dark Pulse)

That’s all there is to know about how to beat Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni in Pokémon GO . Now that you’ve defeated Giovanni, it’s time to face Cliff, Sierra, and Arlo one more time.

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