We love a new addition to the Pokedex, and as we continue the Season of Light, the mighty Guzzlord has made its way into 5 Star Raids.
Considered ‘The Boss’ of the Ultra Beasts, the powerful, gluttonous Pokemon that requires a solid team to defeat it!
Let’s take a look below at the best counters to help defeat Guzzlord and that all-important information of just how long trainers have to put their best foot forward and beat the Ultra Beast.
Guzzlord Raids – When are they taking place?
Guzzlord will be appearing in 5-star raids from November 8th, 2022, until November 23rd, 2022, and will be the feature of raid hour on both the Wednesday 9th November 2022, 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm local time, and Wednesday 16th November 2022, 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm, giving trainers 2 raid hour opportunities to join forces with other trainers and defeat the mighty Guzzlord!
How to defeat Guzzlord – the best Pokemon and their counters
As Guzzlord is a dark, dragon-type Pokemon, there are many options available to trainers to make battling Guzzlord a breeze!
Dark/Dragon Type Pokemon are particularly vulnerable to Fairy Type Pokemon, however, they are not known to be the strongest, so expect to use a fair few Pokemon during battle!
We know Guzzlord will use the following movesets to try to defeat Pokemon:
|Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Dragon Tail||Dragon Claw|
If using Sludge Bomb, Fairy Type Pokemon will be less effective, and will therefore require a different team of Pokemon to defeat it. If Guzzlord uses its Dragon abilities, a Bug Type team of Pokemon could be much more effective.
With that in mind, here is a list of the Pokemon that would be most effective in helping defeat the Ultra Beast, with their best moves available for optimum power:
|Ice Type Pokemon|
|Articuno||Frost Breath, Ice Beam|
|Mamoswine||Powder Snow, Avalanche|
|Galarian Darmanitan||Ice Fang, Avalanche|
|Avalugg||Ice Fang, Avalanche|
|Glaceon||Frost Breath, Avalanche|
|Weavile||Ice Shard, Avalanche|
|Fairy Type Pokemon|
|Clefable||Charm, Dazzling Gleam|
|Granbull||Charm, Play Rough|
|Gardevoir||Charm, Dazzling Gleam|
|Togekiss||Charm, Dazzling Gleam|
|Alolan Ninetails||Charm, Dazzling Gleam|
|Bug Type Pokemon|
|Pinsir||Bug Bite, X-Scissor|
|Mega Beedrill||Bug Bite, X-Scissor|
|Scizor||Fury Cutter, X-Scissor|
|Genesect||Fury Cutter, X-Scissor|
|Fighting Type Pokemon|
|Machamp||Counter, Dynamic Punch|
|Breloom||Counter, Dynamic Punch|
|Heracross||Counter, Close Combat|
|Lucario||Counter, Aura Sphere|
|Conkeldurr||Counter, Dynamic Punch|
|Hariyama||Counter, Dynamic Punch|
|Dragon Type Pokemon|
|Salamence||Dragon Tail, Outrage|
|Rayquaza||Dragon Tail, Outrage|
|Garchomp||Dragon Tail, Outrage|
|Dragonite||Dragon Tail, Draco Meteor|
|Reshiram||Dragon Breath, Draco Meteor|
But remember trainers, you only have until November 23rd, 2022, to defeat the Ultra Beast Guzzlord! Good luck!
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