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How to Beat and Catch Primal Groudon in Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global

Primal Groudon, a highly anticipated Pokémon, will be available during raids throughout the Pokémon GO Fest Global event in 2023. To increase your chances of adding it to your roster, here's a guide on how to beat and catch Primal Groudon.

Primal Groudon can only be found in Primal Raids, which are the toughest raids in Pokémon GO. To ensure success, it's recommended to enter the raid with a team of five high-level trainers. The faster you defeat Primal Groudon, the more Primal Energy you'll earn.

Since Primal Groudon is a Fire-Type and Ground-Type Pokémon, the best counters are Ground-Type and Water-Type Pokémon. Blastoise with Water Gun and Hydro Cannon is an ideal companion for the raid, as its Water-Type attacks are effective against Primal Groudon's high HP bar.

Other great counters include Swampert, Gyarados, Kyogre, Salamence, and Golisopod. If you don't have any of these Pokémon, bring any Water-Type with a high Combat Power (CP) level. It's important to level up your Water-Type Pokémon in preparation for the raid.

Primal Groudon can also be encountered as a Shiny Pokémon, although the chances are incredibly rare. You may have to participate in numerous Primal Raids before encountering a Shiny Groudon.

During the Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global event, there will be other activities to enjoy, such as rotating special Pokémon appearances in the wild, extended Lure Modules, and double Friendship Bonus Damage in raids. Consider purchasing a Paid Ticket for the event to access exclusive content, including the chance to encounter Diancie and obtain additional rewards.

Make sure to mark your calendars for Primal Groudon's appearance in Primal Raids on August 26 and August 27 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. local time.

– Niantic