Hippowdon Weakness Pokemon GO - Raid Guide and Best Counters 2021

To coincide with the (very exciting) launch of New Pokemon Snap, Niantic is hosting a brand new event titled Pokemon GO Snap Celebration.

The event sees a range of Pokemon heavily featured in Pokemon Snap making appearances more frequently in Pokemon GO.

Not only are these Pokemon appearing more frequently in the wild, but Niantic has also switched up the raid bosses bringing in the likes of Tyranitar and Hippowdon.

Here’s how you take down Hippowdon by exploiting its weakness in Pokemon GO.

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Hippowdon Weakness Pokemon GO

Hippowdon is a bit of a brute but it does still have three different weaknesses that trainers should be looking to exploit.

The Pokemon players should be focusing on bringing to Hippowdon raids are Grass, Ice and Water-types.

Best Counters to Exploit the Hippowdon Weakness in Pokemon GO

As stated, despite being tough Hippowdon does have some major weaknesses.

In terms of Mega Pokemon, Mega Venasaur, Abomasnow, Blastoise and Gyarados are your picks here.

Following that, you’ll want to bring a selection of Water/Ice/Grass-types.

Some of your best choices will be Kyogre, Galarian Darmanitan, Swampert, Mamoswine, Weavile, Glaceon, Kingler and Sceptile.

Mega Blastoise – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
Mega Abomasnow – Powder Snow/ Weather Ball
Mega Venusaur – Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
Mega Gyarados – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
Kyogre – Waterfall/Surf
Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang/Avalanche
Swampert – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
Glaceon – Frost Breath/Avalanche
Kingler – Bubble/Crabhammer
Sceptile – Bullet Seed/Frenzy Plant

As stated, Hippowdon is the toughest of the new raid bosses. It can be soloed, however, is best tackled as part of a team.

What Raid Bosses Are Up Next?

It’s an exciting time to be a Pokemon GO player/raider as coming up soon are two brand new legendary Pokemon.

First up is Pokemon X’s headliner Xerneas, then, following that, is Pokemon Y’s in the form of Yveltal.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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