How to Beat Giovanni in Pokemon GO – Counters Guide (July 2022)

These counters will help you beat the infamous Team Rocket leader Giovanni in Pokemon GO.

One of the most significant activities that players have been partaking in when it comes to Pokemon GO is battling the Team Rocket leaders who are causing trouble in the fan-favorite mobile game. One of these Team Rocket leaders is known as the and only Giovanni, and players will need to know the counters for him if they wish to have success in defeating Giovanni. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know about when it comes to counters and how to beat Giovanni in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters for (July 2022)

Trainers will find that Giovanni always uses Persian as one of his three Pokemon GO characters. However, there are a few other possible creatures that the Team Rocket leader can use when it comes to the other character on his team. This second character can be a Honchcrow, Gyrados, or a Rhyperior. His third one will always be a Shadow Latias. As you can see, he has some fearsome characters he can use against you in battle.

Pokemon GO Giovanni Counters

However, there is plenty of characters that Pokemon GO Trainers can use to make sure they have every advantage possible when battling this particular Team Rocket leader. There is a wide range of characters you can use when it comes to each of the creatures he can handle. You can find these particular counters for Giovanni below:

  • Persian Counters – Lucario, Machamp, Hariyama
  • Honchcrow Counters – Tyranitar, Rampardos, Zapdos
  • Gyarados Counters – Electivire, Zapdos, Magnezone
  • Rhyperior Counters – Empoleon, Swampert, Torterra
  • Shadow Latias Counters – Dialga, Rayquaza, Palkia

All of these picks will help you defeat Giovanni’s strong Pokemon, however some Pokemon like Zapdos counter more than one! Keep in mind, Giovanni’s team is subject to change on July 9, 2022. So stay tuned for more information on Giovanni’s new team.

Now that you know how to beat Giovanni in Pokemon Go, it’s time to get out there and actually beat him!

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