In order to defeat Giovanni in Pokémon Go in July 2021, you must first defeat his pokemon lineup.

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 Persian as the main Pokémon. You can battle with one of these Pokémon at random:

  • First Pokémon: Persian
  • Second Pokémon: Kangaskhan, Garchomp, or Nidoking
  • Third Pokémon: Shadow Ho-Oh

ROUND 1: Persian

AERODACTYL COUNTERS: Water, Ice, Rock, Steel, and Electric-type attacks

POKEMON MOVESET
Tyranitar
  • Smack Down / Crunch
Machamp
  • Counter / Cross Chop
Lucario
  • Counter / Powe-up Punch
Conkeldurr
  • Counter / Dynamic Punch
Shadow Machamp
  • Counter / Cross Chop

ROUND 2: Kangaskhan, Garchomp, or Nidoking

KANGASKHAN COUNTERS: Fighting-type Pokemon

POKEMON MOVESET
Heracross
  • Counter / Close Combat
Machamp
  • Counter / Close Combat
Conkeldurr
  • Counter / Dynamic Punch
Dragonite
  • Dragon Breath / Hurricane
Shadow Dragonite
  • Dragon Breath / Outrage

GARCHOMP COUNTERS: Ice, Fairy, Dragon-type Pokemon

POKEMON MOVESET
Mamoswine
  • Powder Snow / Avalanche
Regice
  • Lock-on / Blizzard
Shadow Articuno
  • Ice Shard / Icy Wind
Articuno
  • Ice Shard / Ice Beam
Togekiss
  • Charm / Aerial Ace

NIDOKING COUNTERS: Ground, Psychic, Ice, Water-type Pokemon

POKEMON MOVESET
Empoleon
  • Waterfall / Hydro Cannon
Mewtwo
  • Psycho Cut / Psystrike
Mega Blastoise
  • Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
Swampert
  • Water Gun / Hydro Cannon
Kyogre
  • Waterfall / Surf

ROUND 3: Shadow Ho-Oh

SHADOW HO-OH COUNTERS: Rock-type Pokemon

POKEMON MOVESET
Rampardos
  • Smack Down / Rock Slide
Rhyperior
  • Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
Tyranitar
  • Smack Down / Stone Edge
Aerodactyl
  • Rock Throw / Rock Slide
Landorus
  • Rock Throw / Rock Slide

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