Pokemon GO How to beat Giovanni

In order to defeat Giovanni in Pokemon Go in September 2022, you must first defeat his pokemon lineup. Check out which pokemon appears this month!

Trainers should be able to counter what Giovanni brings to the battle with the following lineup of possible counters. There are certainly loads of different Pokemon that can fill in for this suitable lineup, however, most should have no difficulties putting together the team suggested here!

Currently, he always uses Shadow Persian as the first Pokémon. You can battle with one of these Pokémon at random:

FIRST POKEMON
Shadow Persian
SECOND POKEMON LINEUP
Shadow Nidoking Shadow Machamp Shadow Rhyperior
THIRD POKEMON LINEUP
Shadow Latias
Pokemon Go Giovanni ROUND 1:
  • SHADOW PERSIAN COUNTERS: Fighting-type attacks
POKEMON MOVESET
Lucario Counter / Aura Sphere
Rhyperior Smack Down / Stone Edge
Urshifu (Rapid) Counter / Dynamic Punch
Conkeldurr Counter / Dynamic Punch
Breloom Counter / Dynamic Punch
Machamp Counter / Dynamic Punch
Tyranitar Smack Down / Close Combat
Heracross Counter / Megahorn
Pokemon Go Giovanni ROUND 2:
  • SHADOW NIDOKING COUNTERS: Ground, Ice, Psychic, and Water-type Moves and Pokemon
POKEMON MOVESET
Unbound Hoopa Confusion / Psychic
Mewtwo Confusion / Psystrike
Alakazam Confusion / Psychic
Attack Deoxys Zen Headbutt / Psycho Boost
Azelf Confusion / Future Sight
  • SHADOW MACHAMP COUNTERS: Fairy, Flying, and Psychic-type Moves and Pokemon
POKEMON MOVESET
Mewtwo Confusion / Psystrike
Unbound Hoopa Confusion / Psychic
Confined Hoopa Confusion / Psychic
Latios Zen Headbutt / Psychic
Moltres Wing Attack / Sky Attack
  • SHADOW RHYPERIOR COUNTERS: Water (2x), Grass (2x), Fighting, Ground, Steel-type Pokemon
POKEMON MOVESET
Kingler Bubble / Crabhammer
Kyogre Waterfall / Hydro Pump
Zarude Vine Whip / Power Whip
Roserade Razor Leaf / Solar Beam
Rillaboom Razor Leaf / Grass Knot
Pokemon Go Giovanni ROUND 3:
  • SHADOW LATIAS COUNTERS: Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fairy, and Ghost
POKEMON MOVESET
Kyurem Dragon Tail / Outrage
Zacian (Crowned Sword) Snarl / Play Rough
Darmanitan (Galarian Zen) Ice Fang / Avalanche
Palkia Dragon Tail / Draco Meteor
Rayquaza

Dragon Tail / Outrage


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SOURCE: Pokemon Game Info, DB Pokemon Hub