Pokémon GO: Primal Groudon Raid Guide

The Primal Groudon Raid is one of the highly anticipated raids in the World of Wonders season in Pokémon GO. However, you will only have a short timeframe to complete it.

World Of Wonders isn’t the only exciting event Pokémon fans are raving about. It was announced that Pokémon TCG Pocket will be coming sometime in 2024 as well.

Until then, there are plenty of raids to complete with this new season of Pokémon GO. While this raid will be tough, this guide will help to ensure your success in the Primal Groudon Raid coming mid March.

About The Raid

The Primal Groudon Raid will be available on Sunday, March 23, 2024. You will have a chance to participate in this raid from 2 pm local time until 5 pm local time.

There will be a variety of event bonuses you will be given for this raid. The following will be in effect during this raid event.

  • Primal Groudon will spawn more frequently
  • A chance to get up to an additional 5 free raid passes when you spin the Gym Photo Discs
  • You’ll have more of a chance to have a Shiny Groudon spawn
  • An increased remote raid limit to 20 from Friday to Saturday, March 22nd 2024 at 5:00 pm until March 23rd 2024 at 8:00 pm PDT.

You have the option to pay $5.00 USD, or equivalent in your specific currency, for a ticket to receive various bonuses. These bonuses include the following.

  • x2 Stardust when you participate in raid battles
  • an additional 8 raid passes when you spin the Gym Photo Discs
  • increased chances for rare candy XL from the raids
  • +50% XP from raids

Defeating Primal Groudon

Primal Groudon is a ground and fire type. While the dual typing can be intimidating, it actually benefit the trainers going up against it. Remember, both ground and fire type Pokémon are weak against water, which means you should focus your team around water type.

Ground moves can deal a good amount of damage when up against Primal Pokémon so your team should also have some ground-type moves as well. The following are a few of the best Pokémon to use against Primal Groudon as well as the attack you should utilize.

  • Gyarados: Utilize Waterfall and Hydro Pump
  • Swampert: Utilize Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
  • Kyogre: Utilize Waterfall and Surf
  • Mega Swampert: Utilize Water Gun and Hydro Cannon
  • Mega Gyrados: Utilize Aqua Tail and Waterfall

Perfect IV Primal Groudon

You will know the Primal Groudon is a Perfect IV due to the CP. If there is weather-boosting, the CP will be 2939 for the perfect IV Groudon. However, if there is no weather-boosting, then keep an eye out for the CP to be 2351.

Catching A Shiny

There will be a 100% catch rate when it comes to shiny legendary Pokémon. Take advantage of Pinap Berries so you will get an increased amount of candy when you capture the shiny legendary.

The shiny version of Groudon will have a yellow green color and you’ll have a chance to encounter it once you defeat Primal Groudon in the raid. Keep in mind you are not guaranteed to encounter the shiny but there is a chance.

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