How to Beat Giovanni August 2022 Pokemon GO

As all Pokemon GO players know, while there are many difficult fights in the game, encounters with Team GO Rocket are on a whole other level. And, among Team GO Rocket members, there’s no one more terrifying than their leader – Giovanni. This is because he has a constantly changing lineup of Pokemon that he can bring to a fight. If you want to defeat Giovanni, you will need to know which Pokemon he can use, as well as what to counter them with. We will show you how to beat Giovanni in Pokemon GO this August 2022.

How to Beat Giovanni July 2022 Pokemon GO

How to Beat Giovanni in Pokemon GO August 2022

Every battle against Giovanni is divided into three phases. In the first phase, he will always use his signature Pokemon – Shadow Persian. In the second round, he will bring out either Shadow Nidoking, Shadow Machamp, or Shadow Rhyperior. And, in the third and final phase, he is going to use Shadow Latias. In the next section of this guide, we are going to list out the best counters against all of the Pokemon that Giovanni uses.

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Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters August 2022

Let’s start with Shadow Persian:

  • Tyranitar: Smack Down and Crunch.
  • Terrakion: Smack Down and Rock Slide.
  • Lucario: Counter and Aura Sphere.
  • Machamp: Counter and Dynamic Punch.
  • Conkeldurr: Counter and Dynamic Punch.

In the second round of the fight, you will face off against either Shadow Rhyperior, Shadow Nidoking, or Shadow Machamp. Let’s see Shadow Rhyperior’s counters first:

  • Kyogre: Waterfall and Surf.
  • Empoleon: Waterfall and Hydro Cannon.
  • Torterra: Razor Leaf and Frenzy Plant.
  • Swampert: Mud Shot and Hydro Cannon.
  • Roserade: Razor Leaf and Solar Beam.

Next, Shadow Nidoking:

  • Mewtwo: Confusion and Psystrike.
  • Alakazam: Confusion and Psychic.
  • Azelf: Confusion and Future Sight.
  • Unbound Hoopa: Confusion and Psychic.

And lastly – Shadow Machamp:

  • Latios: Zen Headbutt and Psychic.
  • Mewtwo: Confusion and Psystrike.
  • Moltres: Wing Attack and Sky Attack.
  • Unbound Hoopa: Confusion and Psychic.
  • Confined Hoopa: Confusion and Psychic.

In the third and final phase of the fight, you are always going to have to fight Shadow Latias. Here are the best counters to use against it:

  • Dialga: Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor.
  • Garchomp: Dragon Tail and Outrage.
  • Steelix: Dragon Tail and Crunch.
  • Scizor: Fury Cutter and X-Scissor.
  • Gengar: Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball.
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