Pokemon GO – How To Beat Giovanni (December 2022) CJ Keller | December 2, 2022 Defeat Giovanni with these counters.

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How to Find Team GO Rocket Giovanni Boss

There are two main steps you need to complete before you can even attempt to beat Giovannin in Pokémon GO. The first is to acquire a Super Rocket Radar. This item is the enhanced version of the standard Rocket Radar, which allows you to battle against Team GO Rocket Leaders. However, while you can get one of the lesser Radars by fighting Team GO Rocket Grunts, the Super Rocket Radar is only available one way.

How to beat Giovanni in December 2022

And now we come to the real question of how to beat Giovanni in Pokémon GO for December 2022. To do this, you will need solid counters, which we list below. More than that, you need to strategize using his own tactics against him. First, make sure your Persian counter is not in your first slot. If you trade Pokemon, Giovanni will suspend his own attacks for 2-3 seconds, allowing you to deal damage and gain charged attack energy. And then you'll want to use that energy to burn Giovanni's two shields. He'll use them against your first two charged attacks, so don't worry about damage or type matches with them. Just shoot them to make your subsequent counters actually hit.

Giovanni counters

The one thing that really never really changed, Giovanni starts fighting in December 2022 with Persian.

Persian counters

  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Crunch
  • Lucario with meter and Aura Sphere
  • Terrakion with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Conkeldurr with counter and dynamic punch

The next round changes, with Rhyperior, Kingler, Nidoking joining the roster.

Hyperior counters

  • Kingler – Bubble and Crabhammer
  • Kyogre – Waterfall and Hydraulic Pump
  • Zarude – Vine Whip et Power Whip
  • Roserade – Razor Leaf and Solar Beam
  • Rillaboom – Razor Leaf and Grass Knot

Kingler Counters

  • Palkia with Dragon Tail and Aqua Tail
  • Ludicolo with Razon Leaf and Leaf Storm
  • Zekrom with Dragon Breath and Crunch
  • Dialga with Dragon's Breath and Iron Head

Nidoking Counters

  • Empoleon with Waterfall and Hydro Cannon
  • Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Psystrike
  • Swampert with water gun and hydraulic cannon
  • Kyogre with waterfall and surf
  • Landorus (Incarnate) with Mud Shot and Earth Power

Finally, you will meet Shadow Lugia. This will be your reward if you manage to beat Giovanni. A new reward will be introduced, so if you already have this Pokémon, you might want to wait until then to use your Super Rocket Radar.

Shadow Lugia Counters

  • Zekrom avec Charge Beam et Wild Charge
  • Thundurus (Therian) avec Volt Switch et Thunderbolt
  • Darkrai with Snarl and Shadow Ball
  • Rhyperior avec Smack Down et Rock Wrecker
  • Raikou with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Giratina (Origin) avec Shadow Claw et Shadow Ball

And that's how to find and beat Giovanni in Pokémon GO for December 2022.

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