13 January 2018 - 17:24

How to catch Kyogre in Pokémon Go

Trying to add this legendary Pokémon to your Pokédex is easier said than done.
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Another legendary Pokémon from the Hoenn region has joined the world of Pokémon Go.

Kyogre was added to Pokémon Go on Jan. 12. And now, trainers are flocking to their local Pokémon gyms looking for legendary raids—this beast can only be found in level five raid battles.

Related: Kyogre is now available in Pokémon Go

But finding Kyogre is easy compared to battling and trying to catch the legendary Pokémon. Here are some tips that can help you add Kyogre to your Pokédex in Pokémon Go.

Battling Kyogre

The first step to taking down a legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go is to team-up with other trainers. You're more likely to defeat Kyogre if you have a lot of trainers battling alongside you.

A trainer can use up to six Pokémon in Pokémon Go raid battles, which makes picking the right creatures extremely important. Trainers will have roughly two minutes to assemble their best lineup of Pokémon before entering the five-minute battle against Kyogre.

When building your lineup for this raid battle, it's also crucial to take advantage of Kyogre's weaknesses. Kyogre is a Water-type Pokémon, which means that only Grass-type and Electric-type moves are super effective against it.

Since Kyogre is a single-type Pokémon, creating a lineup around its weaknesses is even more important. Pokémon that know moves like Solar Beam and Thunder are your best bet at dealing massive damage to Kyogre.

Some Grass-type Pokémon that you'll want to consider using in this fight include Exeggutor, Sceptile, Venusaur, Tangela, and Victreebel. Additionally, Raikou, Zapdos, Manectric, Jolteon, and Ampharos are some of the best Electric-type Pokémon that you can use against Kyogre.

Other legendary Pokémon, such as Groudon and Ho-Oh, can also be effective against Kyogre if they know Solar Beam as their charged move—but at the same time, they'll be at serious risk of taking lethal damage from Kyogre's charged move.

Kyogre's fast attack will be Waterfall, and its charged move can be Hydro Pump, Thunder, or Blizzard. Hydro Pump and Blizzard will cripple Groudon, while all three of Kyogre's potential charged attacks are super effective against Ho-Oh. This shows how important it is to use Pokémon that target Kyogre's weaknesses—even though Grass-type Pokémon will take lethal damage from Blizzard.

You'll definitely need your strongest lineup of Pokémon and a large group of trainers in order to have the best shot at defeating Kyogre. If, and when, you and your fellow trainers take down this legendary creature, all you need to do now is try to catch it.

Catching Kyogre

Although battling and beating Kyogre is tough, catching the Pokémon is arguably the most difficult part of this task. Once a raid battle is finished, each trainer who participated earns individual in-game items as rewards for defeating the raid boss. Trainers are then given a certain number of Pokéballs to use to catch a weaker version of the raid boss.

Golden Razz Berries—which greatly increase your chance to catch any Pokémon—should be used on every throw when attempting to capture Kyogre. This legendary Pokémon is huge and far away from the player during the catching phase, which makes throwing successful curveballs extremely difficult. Kyogre's movement also makes it tough to catch, as the beast floats in the distance and sways from side to side.

If you use Golden Razz Berries and aim for an excellent throw, you'll give yourself the best possible chance to catch this legendary Pokémon. But even that might not be enough. Once you've flicked your Pokéball at Kyogre, pray to the Pokémon Go gods—and if luck is on your side, Kyogre might be added to your Pokédex.


Any trainers who want this legendary creature only have a limited time to battle and catch it. Kyogre will be available in Pokémon Go until 4pm ET on Feb. 14.

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