Pokemon GO: Hoopa Unbound Raid Guide

Unlike Legendary and Mega Battle Raids, which often feature coming and going battle opportunities for up to at least a week, Elite Raids offer an even more limited time opportunity. Pokemon GO Trainers who want to fight, defeat and capture an Elite Raid Boss should be extra prepared for the fight due to the limited options.

Elite raid bosses present a real challenge, and trainers need to do their best when it comes to a counter-roster. This means there is a real need to study everyone Pokemon GO Recognize the boss’s weaknesses and strengths at an early stage and bring an optimal squad onto the field. Going into a showdown with Hoopa Unbound means exploiting its dual weakness to Bug-types and filling additional list slots with the best Fairy-type counters available.


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Hoopa Unbound can be one of the toughest fights Trainers have encountered, so taking all the steps necessary to ensure victory is more important than ever. Not only does this mean coming up with the best list of counters available, but also using some Stardust, Candy, and TMs to tweak that list with top-tier moves and high-level CPs. Trainers must also enter these battles with enough allies to ensure the limited time is not wasted by a failed attempt.

Hoopa Unbound Weaknesses

This raid boss is a dual Psychic and Dark type, which makes Hoopa Unbound is weak to Bug-type moves (x2) and Fairy-type moves.

The best unbound hoopa counters

Scissors (Mega) – Fury Cutter/X-Scissor

Beedrill (Mega) – Bug Bite/X-Scissor

Pheromosa – Insect Bite/Insect Buzz

Vikavolt – Bug Bite/X Scissors

Yanmega – Bug Bite/Bug Buzz

Genesect (Douse) – Fury Cutter/X-Scissor

Genesect (Normal) – Fury Cutter/X-Scissor

Genesect (Burn) – Rage Slicer/X-Scissors

Absol (Mega) – Growl/Megahorn

Pinsir – Bug Bite/X-Scissor

Scyther-Fury Cutter/Bug Buzz

Accelgor – Infestation/Bug Buzz

Scissors – Fury Cutter/X-Scissors

Escavalier – Bug Bite/Megahorn

Golisopod – Fury Cutter/X-Scissors

Compiling a list of these counters should put players in a great position for victory if they manage to enter the fight with enough other trainers. This raid boss is definitely no pushover, so make sure you find the best bug counters available when preparing for this one. Trainers who don’t need to rely on top-tier counters can still find a way to victory as long as they find enough friends to join the fight with and stock up on the best bug and fairy move sets that they have in their arsenal.

Be sure to check back in the near future for more Pokemon GO Strategy guides, news and updates. Until then, good luck out there, Trainers!

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TaraSubramaniam is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@interreviewed.com.

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