Last Updated on July 16, 2020 by Talha Amjad


Team Rocket has invaded Pokemon go and if you have played the game recently then you might have noticed that Team Rocket grunts appear in balloons from time to time. In this Pokemon Go guide, we are going to go over counters for Giovanni and how you can beat the Team Rocket boss.

In order to beat Giovanni, you need to find him first. In order to do that, you must first find and defeat Team Rocket grunts. Once you have beaten the grunts you need to defeat each of the Team Rocket Leaders, Arlo, Cliff and Sierra. You only need to beat them once.

Completing this step will get you the Super Rocket Radar which will help you locate Giovanni. The catch here is that a number of grunts are going to be disguised as Giovanni. They will try to stop you from getting to the boss and keep him hidden for as long as possible.


You can spin the Pokestops the figure out whether you will encounter the real boss or just a grunt. Giovanni can also come to you on a balloon, like the other Team Rocket members.

How To Beat Giovanni In Pokemon Go

While the first and last Pokemon for Giovanni are going to be the same, the second one can change. The following are all the Pokemon that Giovanni can use against you in Pokemon Go.

1st Pokemon 2nd Pokemon 3rd Pokemon
Persian Kingler Entei

The following are all the Pokemon that you can use to encounter each of the Pokemon that Giovanni can use against you in Pokemon Go:

Pokemon Counter Best Counter Move Set
Persian Lucario Counter/Power-Up Punch
Machamp Counter/Cross Chop
Blaziken Counter/Blaze Kick
Poliwrath Mud Shot/Power-Up Punch
Kingler Torterra Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plant
Venusaur Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plant
Roserade Razor Leaf/Grass Knot
Leafeon Razor Leaf/Leaf Blade
Steelix Kyogre Waterfall/Surf
Heatran Fire Spin/Stone Edge/ Flamethrower
Rhyperior Mud Shot/Earthquake
Charizard Fire Spin/Blast Burn
Rhyperior Kyogre Waterfall/Surf
Torterra Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plant
Venusaur Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plant
Swampert Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
Entei Kyogre Waterfall/Surf
Swampert Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
Omastar Rock Throw/Rock Slide OR Ancient Power
Rhyperior Smack Down/Surf

This is how you can counter and beat Team Rocket boss Giovanni in Pokemon Go. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guide on how you can beat Jessie and James. You can also check out our Pokemon Go guides hub for more content related to the game.



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