Alakazam is a Psychic-type Pokémon that serves as a Tier-3 Raid Boss in Pokémon GO. Wielding 23,150 Combat Power, this Kanto Pokémon can be soloed by a Trainer. However, those under-leveled wishing to enter this fight are recommended to make a group of two or more Trainers. As a Psychic-type Pokémon, Alakazam is resistant to Fighting- and Psychic-type Moves. On the other hand, this Raid Boss’s single elemental attribute makes it vulnerable to Bug-, Ghost-, and Dark-type abilities in Pokémon GO. Therefore, to counter Alakazam, Trainers will need to form a Raid party with these three elements in Pokémon GO.
How to Counter Alakazam in Pokémon GO
The best counters for Alakazam in Pokémon GO are Mega Gengar, Mega Houndoom, Shadow Mewtwo, Mega Absol, Shadow Weavile, Mega Gyarados, and Darkrai. Nevertheless, Players who do not have these top-tier Pokémon can use regular unaltered Pokémon with the same countering elements.
Before discussing the optimal Pokémon to battle against Alakazam, here is a quick list of pocket monsters that players should absolutely avoid taking to this Tier-3 Raid in Pokémon GO: Venusaur, Beedrill, Arbok, Nidoqueen, Nidoking, Vileplume, Machamp, and Hariyama. Of course, there are more that could be mentioned, but any Pokémon similar to these eight will be highly vulnerable to Alakazam’s attacks.
First, here is the best Bug-type counter for Alakazam in Pokémon GO:
- Yanmega: Type – Bug and Flying | obtained by evolving Yanma with a Sinnoh Stone | Fast Move – Bug Bite, Charged Move – Bug Buzz
Second, here are the best Ghost-type counters for Alakazam in Pokémon GO:
- Chandelure: Type – Fire and Ghost | obtained by evolving Lampent with an Unova Stone | Fast Move – Hex, Charged Move – Shadow Ball
- Gengar: Type – Ghost and Poison | obtained by evolving Haunter | Fast Move – Shadow Claw, Charged Move – Shadow Ball
- Trevenant: Type – Ghost and Grass | obtained by evolving Phantump | Fast Move – Shadow Claw, Charged Move – Shadow Ball
Finally, here are the best Dark-type counters for Alakazam in Pokémon GO:
- Hydreigon: Type – Dark and Dragon | obtained by evolving Zweilous | Fast Move – Bite, Charged Move – Brutal Swing
- Weavile: Type – Dark and Ice | obtained by evolving Sneasel with a Sinnoh Stone | Fast Move – Snarl, Charged Move – Foul Play
- Tyranitar: Type – Dark and Rock | obtained by evolving Pupitar | Fast Move – Bite, Charged Move – Crunch
- Honchkrow: Type – Dark and Flying | obtained by evolving Murkrow with a Sinnoh Stone | Fast Move – Snarl, Charged Move – Dark Pulse
- Houndoom: Type – Dark and Fire | obtained by evolving Houndour | Fast Move – Snarl, Charged Move – Foul Play
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