Pokémon Go Raid Schedule: Bosses and Counters (January 2022)

Coming soon, to a Gym near you!

One of the most frequently changed features in Pokémon Go is the list of Raids. They change with seasons and events and sometimes without warning. This leaves many players in the dark about which Pokémon they should add to their team roster to counter them.

In the Pokémon Go Raid Schedule below, we list all the current Raid Bosses and those that are known in the future, including their best counters. This guide will change as new Raid schedules come and go, so be sure to bookmark this page!

Special Event Bosses and Counters

In this section, we will have the guides to the Special Event bosses and counters available for any upcoming events. To see the bosses for that event, simply follow the link listed.

Current Bosses and Counters

Mega Raids

Raid BossBoss TypesBest Attack CountersBest Pokémon Counters
Mega AerodactylRock
Flying
Steel
Ice
Water
Metagross
Zekrom
Kyogre
Mamoswine
Empoleon

Notes: Mega Steelix is also vulnerable to Fire damage, but does extra damage against Fire Pokémon.

Tier 5 Raids

Raid BossBoss TypesBest Attack CountersBest Pokémon Counters
Genesect (Shock Drive) Fire
Steel
GroundGroudon
Garchomp
Landorus
Rhyperior
Excadrill

Tier 3 Raids

Raid BossBoss TypesBest Attack CountersBest Pokémon Counters
ScytherBug
Flying
RockRampardos
Rhyperior
Terrakion
Tyranitar
Aerodactyl
TyphlosionFireRock
Water
Rhyperior
Kyogre
Samurott
Kingler
Rampardos
MawileSteel
Fairy
FireChandelure
Darmanitan
Moltres
Entei
Blaziken
DruddigonDragonFairy
Ice
Galarian Darmanitan
Zacian
Mamoswine
Togekiss
Weavile

Tier 1 Raids

Raid BossBoss TypesBest Attack CountersBest Pokémon Counters
PikachuElectricGroundGroudon
Garchomp
Landorus
Rhyperior
Excadrill
SphinxElectricGround Groudon
Garchomp
Landorus
Rhyperior
Excadrill
BeldumSteel
Psychic
Fire
Ghost
Chandelure
Gengar
Darmanitan
Darkrai
Entei
KlinkSteelFire
Fighting
Lucario
Excadrill
Chandelure
Darmanitan
Conkeldurr
BlitzleElectricGround Groudon
Garchomp
Landorus
Rhyperior
Excadrill

We also cover the best weaknesses and counters for many types of Pokémon. Check out our guides to the Best Water Pokémon Weaknesses & Counters and the Best Fairy Pokémon Weaknesses & Counters.

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