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Pokémon Go Giovanni June counters and weaknesses

So you want to know how to beat Go Rocket team leader Giovanni in Pokémon Go this month? Well, you’re in the right place. Pokémon Go’s Giovanni returned in November with the legendary Shadow Lugia by his side. He is probably the hardest member of Team Go Rocket to beat, but with the right counters and the knowledge of his weaknesses, you will defeat him in no time. Fortunately, I’ve gathered all this for you right here.

In this Pokémon Go Giovanni Guide against, we sketch the best Pokémon team to fight. We’ve also listed the rewards you receive for defeating Giovanni, as well as how to increase your Ultra Hero medal by unlocking some nice clothes along the way.

If you’re looking for more tips on how to approach Giovanni’s leading colleagues, check out our guides on Pokémon Go’s Sierra, Pokémon Go’s Cliff, and Pokémon Go’s Arlo. And if you’re looking for something a little similar, but different, we have a list of games like Pokémon Go to try.

Now, let’s get into the best Pokémon Go counters for Giovanni.

What are the best Pokémon Go Giovanni counters for Persian?

Giovanni will always use the Persian as his first Pokémon. Fortunately, the Persian is a normal type of Pokémon, which means that he is weak in combat moves and so the counters below are great choices.

  • Lucario - Counter and Power-up Punch or Aura Sphere
  • Machamp - Counter and Cross Chop or Dynamic Punch
  • Conkeldurr - Counter and Dynamic Punch or Focus Blast
  • Rhyperior - Mud Slap and Stone Edge or Rock Wrecker
  • Tyranitar - Smack Down and Crunch or Stone Edge

Three phones receiving a message from Giovanni from Pokémon Go

What are the best Pokémon Go Giovanni counters for H0nchkrow?

Honchkrow is a dark / flying Pokémon that is weak in Fairy, Ice, Rock, and Electric Pokémon. To defeat Honchkrow, we recommend that you take any of the following into battle.

  • Raikou - Volt switch and Wild or Thunderbolt Charge
  • Zekrom - Beam Charge and Wild Charge
  • Rampardos - Smack Down and Rock Slide

What are the best Pokémon Go Giovanni counters for Rhyperior?

Rhyperior is weak compared to a number of different Pokémon types, but has an increased weakness for both water and grass Pokémon, which means you should take advantage of these options and unleash strong damage against to Rhyperior.

You’ll notice some of the same Pokemon used on Kingler here, which means you have a double chance of having the right Pokemon to fight … unless Nidoking appears.

  • Torterra - Razor Leaf and Frenzy Plant or Solar Beam
  • Roserade - Knot of shaving leaves and grass or solar beam
  • Zarude - Whip and Power Whip or Energy Ball is coming
  • Kyogre - Waterfall and Hydropump or Surf
  • Swampert - Water pistol and hydro or surf cannon

What are the best Pokémon Go Giovanni counters for Gyarados?

The Gyarados that Giovanni uses are resistant to insect, fighting, fire, soil, steel and water. We strongly recommend that you bring an electric type to counter this monster.

  • Raikou - Volt switch and Wild or Thunderbolt Charge
  • Zekrom - Beam Charge and Wild Charge
  • Electivization - Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • snowdrift - Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt

What are the best Pokémon Go Giovanni counters for Shadow Latias?

Finally, you have to face Shadow Latias and for this Pokémon, its weaknesses are the types of bug, dark, dragon, fairy, ghost and ice, so any of the options below are great choices for your team. Be aware that Shadow Latias is resistant to electric, combat, fire, grass, psychic and water attacks, so avoid it.

  • Dialga - Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor
  • Gengar - Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
  • Garchomp - Dragon’s tail and outrage
  • Mamoswine - Snow dust and avalanches or bulldozers

Giovanni from Pokémon Go near Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno

What rewards do I get for defeating Giovanni from Pokémon Go?

You get a lot of rewards for defeating Giovanni from Pokémon Go. For starters, get 5,000 Stardust and an assortment of items, including maximum potions and maximum boosts. A victory also helps raise the level of the Ultra Hero medal, which counts the number of times you defeat the Go Rocket team leader.

And if those rewards aren’t enough to lure you in, there’s a great reward for defeating Giovanni, and this is your chance to catch the legendary Pokémon Shadow for November, Shadow Lugia.

As I mentioned, you will increase your Ultra Hero medal every time you defeat Giovanni. When you beat him many times, you unlock several clothes that I have listed below. So if you want to get ready and put together the top team to take it down, then it might be worth the time.

  • Defeat Giovanni five times + silver badge level - Unlock your shoes
  • Defeat Giovanni five times + silver badge level - Unlocks the pants
  • Defeat Giovanni 20 times + gold badge level - Unlock the shirt
  • Defeat Giovanni 20 times + gold badge level - Unlock the gloves

And that’s all you need to know about defeating Giovanni from Pokémon Go. For more content like this, we recommend that you go to our Pokémon Go event, Pokémon Go raid, and the best Pokémon Go guides.

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