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Raikou Raid Guide for Pokémon GO Players

In Pokémon GO, a new Raid rotation has brought back the Legendary Beasts of Johto: Suicune, Entei, and Raikou. This guide will help players assemble a team to defeat Raikou in Tier Five Raids and even hunt for its Shiny form.

The top ten counters for Raikou, as calculated by Pokebattler, include Pokémon like Primal Groudon, Shadow Garchomp, Shadow Mamoswine, and Groudon. It is recommended to power up these Pokémon to maximize their effectiveness. However, for those who don't have access to strong Shadow Pokémon, ten additional non-Shadow and non-Mega counters, such as Therian Forme Landorus, Krookodile, and Roserade, can still be efficient in defeating Raikou.

While Raikou can be defeated with three trainers, it is best to have four or more players if you don't have the top counters. To increase your chances of catching Raikou, use the Circle Lock Technique to have better throws and be sure to have Golden Razz Berries. If you encounter a Shiny Raikou, it will be a guaranteed catch, so consider using a Pinap Berry to double your Candy rewards.

The Shiny rate for Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon GO is approximately 1 in 20. For those looking for a Raikou with perfect Individual Values (IVs), a 100% IV Raikou will have a CP of 1972 in normal weather conditions and 2466 in boosted weather conditions.

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