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Giovanni Pokemon Go June 2021: Shadow Pokemon and Counters

The Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni is not an easy task to complete and beating Giovanni and his Shadow Pokemon line-ups will require special skills, the best counters, and of course a little bit of luck.

The Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni will have Shadow Zapdos starting from June 1, 2021, until June 17, 2021. Starting from June 17, 2021, to September 1, 2021, Giovanni will have Shadow Ho-Oh.

The list below will be updated with the new Shadow Pokemon line-ups and counters on June 17, 2021.

Giovanni Counters June 2021

1 lineup and counters


  • Lucario with Counter and Power-Up Punch
  • Machamp with Counter and Cross Chop
  • Blaziken with Counter and Blaze Kick
  • Poliwrath with Mud Shot and Power-Up Punch

2 lineup and counters


  • Lucario with Counter and Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Breloom with Counter and Dynamic Punch


  • Empoleon with Waterfall and Hydro Cannon
  • Jirachi with Confusion and Doom Desire
  • Kyogre with Waterfall and Surf
  • Dialga with Dragon Breath and Iron Head


  • Articuno with Ice Shard and Icy Wind
  • Glaceon with Frost Breath and Ice Beam
  • Gardevoir with Charm and Psychic
  • Dragonite with Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw

3 lineup and counters

Shadow Zapdos

  • Shadow Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
  • Zekrom with Dragon Breath and Outrage
  • Mega Ampharos with Volt Switch and Zap Cannon
  • Golem with Rock Throw and Stone Edge
  • Hippowdon with Ice Fang and Stone Edge

Shadow Ho-Oh

  • Reshiram with Dragon Breath and Stone Edge
  • Mega Ampharos with Volt Switch and Power Gem
  • Landorus with Rock Throw and Rock Slide
  • Shadow Zapdos with Thunder Shock and Zap Cannon
  • Shadow Tyranitar with Smack Down and Crunch

For last, please have in mind that Shadow Ho-Oh will be available starting from June 17, 2021, to September 1, 2021.

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  1. Why is there no token for Giovani after defeating Sierra, Arlo, and Cliff in the month of June 2020?

  2. My son did Giovanni this morning and it is Suicune not Entei, all the above information is mostly incorrect.

  3. I encountered dugtrio as well while encountering Giovanni in a balloon raid. Persian was not as super charged either as I was able to beat Persian and dugtrio with Haryama. Leaving just suicune for last.

  4. I just fought against Giovanni and I got the following lineup: 1st Persian, 2nd Dugtrio, 3rd Suicune and ending up with a Suicune catch.
    Good luck to everyone~

  5. My fought against Giovanni today (07-10-2020) the lineup was: 1st Persian (i used Terrakion); 2nd Nidoking (i used Rhyperior) then Suicune (Exxegutor). I captured Suicune . Good luck everyone! 🙂

  6. I’m level 38 and I can not beat him. Tried so many combos. lol I may take a break or the phone will be smashed!!

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