We will be parting ways with Rayquaza on March 16, 2018. It will most likely be replaced with a new Gen 3 Legendary Pokemon. There are not many predictions on which Legendary Pokemon will replace this green beast, but we expect to see one of the following: The Eon Duo – Latios and Latias, The Legendary Titans – Registeel, Regice, and Regirock or the mythical Pokemon, Deoxys. Thanks to Gamepress, you can also find their counters.
Maybe Latios and Latias will be next. If they are planned to be released, they will probably come together. We know Niantic has a habit to split these types of Pokemon by hemisphere, it is quite reasonable these twin Pokemon to be separated. The raids against them will not be that difficult, but they have a Psychic sub-typing instead of Flying. Unlike Rayquaza, Ice-types will not be effective against the Lati-twins. These Pokemon aren’t weak to Ice-types, but they are weak to Dark, Bug and Ghost-types. The best counters to them include Rayquaza, Dragonite, Tyranitar, Salamence and Shadow Ball Mewtwo.
If you get the Lati-twins with the Dragon Claw set, the best counters are Gardevoir and Granbull. If the weather is cloudy, these two counters become extremely powerful against the Lati-twins.
The game also has the Legendary Titans. Each Regi is a different type, but they all have similar counters. Registeel and Regice are weak to Fire-types, while Registeel and Regirock to Ground-types. But there is a catch for all of these monoliths – the Dynamic Punch duo, Machamp and Hariyama. Against Registeel and Regice, the best counters are Moltres and Entei. Moltres is special because of its higher Attack stat and its resistance to Focus Blast. Against Regice, Ho-Oh is a high TDO option, resisting all but the Ice-types attacks. Against Registeel, Groudon is the best pick, because it has the title of the most powerful Ground-type in Pokemon GO. But since not every PoGO player has Groudon, a decent replacement can be the Fire-types like Machamp, Hariyama and Heracross. Also, Fire Fang+Fire Blast Salamance can become highly effective against Regice.
To beat Regirock, Groudon and Kyogre are the top picks. Kyogre has higher DPS, Groudon has enormously high resistance to Zap Cannon and Stone Edge. Exeggutor and Venusaur are a good pick. Both Metagross and Focus Blast Mewtwo function great against Regice too.
The next pick is Deoxys. This one is a mythical Pokemon and it isn’t the iconic “pixie” type like Mew, Celebi and Jirachi. Deoxys is just like Castform, it has four different variants. Deoxys’ alternative forms are associated with Attack, Defense and Speed. None of Deoxys’ base stats are in the game master yet. Deoxys carries the charge move “Swift” in its moveset. Until the game master changes, we will not see this Pokemon as a raid boss.
The Psychic-type Deoxys can be countered by Mewtwo. The MVP of the fights against this mythic Pokemon is Tyranitar. After Tyranitar a safe pick is a high DPS Gengar and SB Mewtwo.
Nobody knows which Legendary is next for the tier 5 raids. There are Gen 3 Pokemon that are yet to be seen in Pokemon Go. Only time will tell for this one!