Pokemon Go: How to Defeat Giovanni (August 2022)

Here is how to defeat Giovanni in August 2022.

August 4, 2022

Pokemon Go fans are wondering how they can defeat Giovanni in August, and what are the counters and weaknesses for Shadow Latias in the game.

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There are a lot of things to look forward to in the month of August with a Zigzagoon Community Day, and a plethora of other events. Last month, a new Team Go Rocket event changed the entire Pokemon lineup of the members. This month, the lineup is still the same. Once a new event is released, that should change and we will update the article accordingly. Here is how to defeat Giovanni in Pokemon Go and the counters and weaknesses for all of his Pokemon.


Persian Counters & Weaknesses

  • Weakness– Fighting
  • Tyranitar – Smack Down, Crunch, Stone Edge 
  • Terrakion – Smack Down. Rock Slide, Close Combat 
  • Machamp – Counter, Cross Chop, Rock Slide
  • Lucario – Counter, Aura Sphere, Power-Up Punch
  • Conkeldurr – Counter, Dynamic Punch, Stone Edge
  • Heracross – Counter, Close Combat, Megahorn

Nidoking Counters & Weaknesses

  • Weakness – Ground, Ice, Psychic, and Water.
  • Mewtwo- Psycho Cut/Confusion, Psystrike/Psychic
  • Kyogre- Waterfall, Surf
  • Garchomp- Dragon Tail/Mud Shot, Sand Tomb, Earth Power
  • Glaceon-Ice Shard, Avalanche, Icy Wind
  • Darmanitan-Ice Fang, Avalanche

Rhyperior Counters & Weaknesses

  • Weakness – Grass, Water
  • Torterra- Razor Leaf, Frenzy Plant
  • Excadrill- Mud Shot, Drill Run
  • Kyogre- Waterfall, Surf 
  • Swampert- Mud Shot, Hydro Cannon
  • Cobalion- Metal Claw, Sacred Sword

Machamp Counters & Weaknesses

  • Weakness – Fairy, Psychic, and Flying.
  • Mewtwo- Psycho Cut/Confusion, Psystrike/Psychic
  • Gardevoir- Charm, Psychic/Synchronise, Dazzling Gleam
  • Togekiss- Charm, Dazzling Gleam
  • Sylveon-Charm, Moonblast
  • Rayquaza-Air Slash, Hurricane

Shadow Latios Counters & Weaknesses

  • Weakness– Bug, Dark, Dragon, Ice, Fairy and Ghost.
  • Hydreigon- Dragon Breath/Bite, Brutal Swing
  • Zacian- Snarl, Play Rough
  • Tyranitar-Bite, Crunch
  • Giratina- Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball, Ominous Wind
  • Gyrados- Dragon Breath, Claw
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