Pokemon GO: How to Beat Sierra July 2021 - Gliscor and Kingdra Weakness and Counters

By Sam Woods

July 6, 2021

Another month is here and along with it, the return of Team GO Rocket in Pokemon GO.

After beating six grunts, it’s time to face up against one of the gang’s leaders, Sierra, Arlo or Cliff, each with a vastly different set of Pokemon.

This time out, it looks like Sierra is likely to cause players the most trouble during head-to-head battles.

So, with that in mind, here’s how to beat Sierra in July 2021.

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What Pokemon Can Sierra Bring to Battle?

There is a range of different Pokemon that Sierra can bring to battle, each with its own different type and advantages.

You can see the possibilities below:

Slot One

  • Sneasel

Slot Two

  • Ampharos
  • Granbull
  • Gliscor

Slot Three

  • Drapion
  • Houndoom
  • Kingdra

How to Beat Sierra in June 2021 – Best Counters

There are a total of seven different Pokemon that Sierra can bring to battle.

Here are the best counters to help beat Sierra Pokemon in July:

Slot One: Sneasel – (Weaknesses = Bug, Fairy, Fighting x4, Fire, Rock and Steel)

  • Lucario – Counter/Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Mega Lopunny – Low Kick/Focus Blast
  • Machamp – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Blaziken – Counter/Focus Blast
  • Hariyama – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Emboar – Low Kick/Focus Blast

Slot Two: Ampharos – (Weakness = Ground)

  • Groudon – Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Landorus – Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Garchomp – Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Excadrill – Mud Slap/Earthquake
  • Rhyperior – Mud Slap/Earthquake
  • Golurk – Mud Slap/Earth Power
  • Mega Gengar – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Krookodile – Mud Slap/Earthquake

Slot Two: Granbull – (Weaknesses = Poison and Steel)

  • Mega Gengar – Lick/Sludge Bomb
  • Mega Beedrill – Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Metagross – Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash
  • Dialga – Metal Claw/Iron Head
  • Roserade – Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Genesect – Metal Claw/Magnet Bomb
  • Excadrill – Metal Claw/Iron Head

Slot Two: Gliscor– (Weaknesses = Ice x4 and Water)

  • Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Mega Abomasonw – Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Weavile – Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Glaceon – Frost Breath/Avalanche
  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut/Ice Beam
  • Articuno Frost Breath/Ice Beam

Slot Three: Drapion – (Weaknesses = Ground)

  • Landorus – Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Excadrill – Mud Slap/Earthquake
  • Rhyperior – Mud Slap/Earthquake
  • Garchomp – Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Groudon – Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Krookodile – Mud Slap/Earthquake
  • Golurk – Mud Slap/Earth Power

Slot Three: Houndoom – (Weaknesses = Fighting, Ground, Rock and Water)

  • Mega Blastoise – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Mega Gyarados – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Conkeldurr – Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Rampardos – Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior – Mud Slap/Rock Wrecker
  • Kyogre – Waterfall/Surf
  • Lucario – Counter/Aura Sphere

Slot Three: Kingdra – (Weaknesses = Dragon and Fairy)

  • Palkia – Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Mega Gyarados – Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Dialga – Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor
  • Haxorus – Dragon Tail/Dragon Claw
  • Rayquaza – Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Garchomp – Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Zekrom – Dragon Breath/Outrage

Best Team Composition

While there’s never a hard and fast “best team” to beat Sierra in July, you can still prep logically.

I would personally start with Conkeldurr who offers the best coverage against Sneasel then Houndoom later on.

I’d also bring Groudon which offers great coverage against Ampharos, Drapion and once again, Houndoom

Finally, I’d consider Galarian Darmanitan:

  • Conkeldurr
  • Groudon
  • Galarian Darmanitan
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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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