Team Rocket Battle Guide: Coiled and ready to strike!


As apart of our Team Rocket Invasion series, we are going to publish an eight-part series that details the best counters Poke Trainers should try out when they’re battling Team Rocket pokestops.

Counters Recommended:
1. Tyranitar with Smack Down (legacy)
2. Mewtwo
3. Raikou

Frequency of this encounter: ~14%
Battle prompt: “Coiled and ready to strike!”

Team Rocket Grunts that call out this battle taunt before the battle screen is likely to use Poison-types such as Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Zubat, Golbat, and Crobat. Raikou is a great counter against Zubat, Goldbat, and Crobat. Whereas Mewtwo is quick to deal damage against Bulbasaur and Ivysaur.

Counters not Recommended: Rhyperior – While this Pokemon may be weather-boosted in sunny or partially sunny weather, do not be fooled that this Pokemon is effective against Bulbasaur or Ivysaur. Trainers have reported Rhyperior’s slow-to-charge attacks being knocked out before it can unleash a technical move on Bulbasaur or Ivysaur to win the battle.
This article will be updated as new counters and information become available. 

Did you check out our other parts of this series?

  1. Coiled and ready to strike! (you’re reading this!)
  2. Normal doesn’t mean weak

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