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Pokemon Go Giovanni New Shadow Pokemon Lineups and Best Counters

Getting to a Boss can be quite tough, and the proof of that is Giovanni, Team Go Rocket Boss. Yes, Team Go Rocket is in Pokemon Go, again.

Giovanni is a menacing character that is the Boss of Team Go Rocket, a team that is known for corrupting many Pokemon, turning them into Shadow Pokemon. Many Trainers fear Giovanni, mainly because he has Shadow Pokemon that are practically unbeatable.

However, everything can be solved with a solid Pokemon team. Now, to get to Giovanni, first, you need to get to the Team Go Rocket Leaders. To get to them, you need to defeat several Grunts. It is a long process, but it is all worth it when you get Shadow Regirock at the very end. Keep in mind, you will need several times to beat Giovanni.

We mentioned Shadow Regirock, but this one is not the only Pokemon that Giovanni is using.

Here is the list of what Shadow Pokemon Giovanni has, including the best encounters against them.

Pokemon Go Giovanni June 2023

Giovanni Shadow Pokemon lineup #1

Shadow Persian

  • Mega Blaziken with Counter and Blaze Kick
  • Mega Alakazam with Counter and Psychic
  • Shadow Machamp with Karate Chop and Dynamic Punch
  • Shadow Blaziken with Counter and Blaze Kick
  • Terrakion with Double Kick and Sacred Sword
  • Keldeo with Low Kick and Sacred Sword
  • Lucario with Low Kick and Sacred Sword

Giovanni Shadow Pokemon lineup #2

Shadow Nidoking

  • Mega Alakazam with Psycho Cut and Psychic
  • Mega Gardevoir with Confusion and Synchronoise
  • Shadow Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Psystrike
  • Shadow Alakazam with Confusion and Psychic
  • Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Psystrike
  • Hoopa Unbound with Confusion and Psychic

Shadow Rhyperior

  • Mega Swampert with Water Gun and Hydro Pump
  • Mega Blastoise with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
  • Shadow Swampert with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
  • Kartana with Razor Leaf and Leaf Blade
  • Primal Kyogre with Waterfall and Surf
  • Zarude with Vine Whip and Power Whip

Shadow Garchomp

  • Mega Glalie with Frost Breath and Avalanche
  • Mega Abomasnow with Powder Snow and Blizzard
  • Shadow Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Shadow Weavile with Ice Shard and Avalanche
  • Galarian Standard Darmanitan with Ice Fang and Avalanche
  • Glaceon with Frost Breath and Ice Beam
  • Weavile with Ice Shard and Avalanche

Giovanni Shadow Pokemon lineup #3

Shadow Regirock

  • Virizion with Double Kick and Leaf Blade
  • Primal Groudon with Mud Shot and Precipice Blades
  • Mega Gengar with Shadow Shadow Punch
  • Primal Kyogre with Waterfall and Surf
  • Buzzwole with Counter and Power-up Punch

Team Go Rocket Takeover in June 2023 is the perfect event for Shiny Shadow hunting, so make sure to participate and enjoy all the features and bonuses.

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Dejan Kacurov

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