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Pokemon Go Giovanni April 2022 Lineup and Counters

Trainers, the Team Go Rocket Leaders Arlo, Cliff, Sierra, and Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni are trying to take over Pokemon Go’s world once again. This time they are spawning more often, using different Shadow Pokemon than last time, and are determined to beat us all. Well, jokes on them, as we got the best counters and we can easily beat the new Shadow Pokemon.

All-Hands Rocket Retreat is a new event introduced in Pokemon Go. During the event, the Team Go Rocket Leaders Arlo, Sierra, Cliff, and Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni will be spawning more often and you must beat the new Shadow Pokemon. Many players want to know what are the new lineups and what are the best counters, so worry not, we got you covered.

Team Go Rocket Leaders Arlo, Sierra, and Cliff are now spawning more often from Rocket balloons. To track down Team Go Rocket Leaders and Giovanni you must use a Rocket Radar or Super Rocket Radar.

To get a regular Rocket Radar you must collect six Mysterious Components. These Mysterious Components can be found after defeating Team Go Rocket Grunts. The Super Rocket Radar is a stronger radar that can find the Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni and can be earned by completing a specific Special Research quest. The Super Rocket Radar doesn’t immediately lead you to Giovanni; it displays locations of both decoy Grunts disguised as Giovanni and Giovanni’s actual Hideout. You’ll need to approach each PokeStop and investigate yourself to find where Giovanni’s hiding.

Now, let’s get back to the topic and learn more about Giovanni’s Shadow Pokemon lineup in April 2022 and what are the best counters.

Giovanni Pokemon Go April 2022

Giovanni Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters #1

Shadow Persian can be shiny

  • Mega Lopunny with Low Kick and Focus Blast
  • Mega Gengar with Sucker Punch and Focus Blast
  • Mega Charizard Y with Air Slash and Blast Burn
  • Lucario with COunter and Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr with Counter and Dynamic Punch

Giovanni Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters #2

Shadow Honchkrow

  • Mega Manectric with Thunder Fang and Wild CHarge
  • Mega Aerodactyl with Rock Throw and Rock Slide
  • Zekrom with Charge Beam and Wild Charge
  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker

Shadow Rhyperior

  • Mega Blastoise with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
  • Mega Gyarados with Waterfall and Hydro Pump
  • Mega Venusaur with Razor Leaf and Frenzy Plant
  • Kyogre with Waterfall and Surf
  • Zarude with Vine Whip and Power Whip

Shadow Gyarados

  • Mega Manectric with Thunder Fang and Wild Charge
  • Mega Ampharos with Volt Switch and Zap Cannon
  • Zekrom with Charge Beam and Wild Charge
  • Therian Thundurus with Volt Switch and Thunderbolt
  • Electivire with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge

Giovanni Shadow Pokemon lineup and best counters #3

Shadow Latias

  • Mega Steelix with Dragon Tail and Crunch
  • Burn Genest with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
  • Genesect with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
  • Lugia with Dragon Tail and Sky Attack
  • Steelix with Dragon Tail and Crunch

Pokemon Go All-Hands Rocket Retreat event runs from April 3, 2022, to April 7, 2022.


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One Comment

  1. This setup is garbage. I used a Zekrom with the listed movesets and Giovanni’s Gyarados (with half health already depleted from my Machamp earlier), slaughtered my Zekrom. By the time Zekrom’s charged attack is ready it’s already dead.

    I tried Lugia, Genesect and Steelix (with the mentioned movesets) against Latias and none of them came close to winning. I wish sites like this stopped listing counters based purely on theory. Actually try it out and see if it works because most of the time the theory and practical aspects of Pokemon battles yield two very different outcomes.

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