Pokemon GO Gengar Counters

Pokemon GO: Top 10 Best Counters For Gengar Special Raid Challenge

With the impending Pokemon GO Gengar Special Raid Challenge, fans still have much time to prepare. The event was announced last week and is scheduled to release on Saturday, November 3.

To help you prepare for the upcoming Gengar Day, we compiled the best pokemon to counter Gengar.


Gengar Best Counters

Gengar is a Poison/Ghost-type Pokemon which means it is weak against Dark, Rock, Ghost, and Psychic-type Pokemon. However, it is strong against Normal, Fairy, Fighting, Bug, and Grass-type Pokemon. With a simple analysis of the characteristics of Gengar, here are the best counter against him.

10. Mewtwo

This is the best and strongest counter that you can use against Gengar. Make sure to use Mewtwo with Confusion and Shadow Ball.

9. Gengar

Gengar is categorized as a great counter for Gengar. Lick and Shadow Ball are the best combo for this raid battle.

8. Tyranitar

Similar to Gengar, Tyranitar is also categorized as a great counter. Tyranitar with Bite and Crunch is the best move set to take down Gengar.

7. Groudon

Groudon is also a good choice against Gengar. Use a Groudon with Mud Shot and Earthquake if you’re planning to raid Gengar.

6. Metagross

Metagross equipped with Zen Headbutt and Meteor Mash is the best choice to do raids.

5. Latios

Latios with a move set of Zen Headbutt and Psychic is another excellent addition to beat the upcoming Gengar special raid challenge.

4. Alakazam

Generation 1 really has a good number of counters. Alakazam with Confusion and Future Sight is a Pokemon you want to use against the Gengar.

3. Gardevoir

Equipped with Confusion and Shadow Ball moves, Gardevoir can be useful during the raid battle.

2. Exeggutor

Let’s not forget Exeggutor with Confusion and Psychic on the list. I’m pretty sure that Exeggutor will be useful if all of your Pokemon already fainted in the battle.

1. Absol

Last but not the least is Absol. Its Snarl and Dark Pulse combo can really hurt any Gengar in the Raid Battles.

Just in case you don’t have the recommended Pokemon above, you can also use other great counters against Gengar such as Salamence, Rayquaza, Espeon, Houdoom, and Lugia.

Pokemon GO Gengar Special Raid Challenge will be available on November 3, 2018. Release time for each region is different. If you still don’t know when will it start in your location, then visit this link.

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