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Pokemon Go Giovanni June 2022 Best Counters

The scariest and most troublesome character in the Pokemon Go universe is the Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni. Giovanni wants to take over our peaceful Pokemon Go world again, using different Shadow Pokemon.

The whole Team Go Rocket is doing it again and can be seen more frequently in Pokemon Go. If you think that the Team Go Rocket Leaders are hard to defeat, wait till you get to Giovanni, the Team Go Rocket Boss. Giovanni is the toughest, the hardest one to beat, and trust me, Giovanni is a real pain in the neck. However, if you have a rock-solid Pokemon team, the best counters, and moves, you can beat Giovanni easily.

To encounter Team Go Rocket’s boss Giovanni, you’ll first need to complete Special Research tasks, which involve defeating Grunts, defeating Leaders, and completing other Team Go Rocket-related objectives.

Here is Giovanni’s June 2022 Pokemon Shadow Pokemon lineup and our opinions on which Pokemon (and its best moveset) you could use to beat him.

Giovanni Pokemon Go June 2022

Giovanni Shadow Pokemon counters and lineup #1

Shadow Persian can be shiny

  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Crunch
  • Machamp with Counter and Cross Chop
  • Lucario with Counter and Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Terrakion with Smack Down and Rock Slide

Giovanni Shadow Pokemon counters and lineup #2

Shadow Honchkrow

  • Zekrom with Charge Beam and Wild Charge
  • Therian Thundurus with Volt Switch and Thunderbolt
  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Raikou with Volt Switch and Wild Charge
  • Magnezone with Spark and Wild Charge

Shadow Rhyperior

  • Torterra with Razor Leaf and Frenzy Plant
  • Excadrill with Mud Shot and Drill Run
  • Kyogre with Waterfall and Surf
  • Cobalion with Metal Claw and Sacred Sword
  • Zarude with Vine Whip and Power Whip

Shadow Gyarados

  • Zekrom with Charge Beam and Wild Charge
  • Electivire with Thundershock and Wild Charge
  • Raikou with Volt Switch and Wild Charge
  • Zapdos with Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt
  • Magnezone with Spark and Wild Charge

Giovanni Shadow Pokemon counters and lineup #3

Shadow Latias

  • Zacian with Snarl and Play Rough
  • Dialga with Dragon Breath and Draco Meteor
  • Gengar with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
  • Rayquaza with Dragon Tail and Outrage
  • Palkia with Dragon Tail and Draco Meteor

What are your thoughts about our Giovanni guide? Do you agree with our list of counters? If not, we would like to know which Pokemon you use to beat the Team Go Rocket Boss Giovanni. Feel free to share your “battle formation” below.

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Dejan Kacurov

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