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Pokémon Go Sierra counters May 2024

Find out all of Pokémon Go Sierra's weaknesses and learn about the best team to use against the Team Rocket Go leader this month, updated for May 2024.

Pokémon Go's Sierra against a dark grey background with the Pocket Tactics logo on it

Pokemon Go’s Sierra puts forward a pretty big challenge. Not to mention, she often switches around her lineup, just like her fellow Leaders. Well, if you’re looking for the best Pokémon to use to ensure you can her down, search no further! We’ve put together a list of the best counters to use against her, to give you that necessary edge in battle.

If you find this useful and want to be the very best like no one ever was, take a look at our Pokémon Go Cliff, Pokémon Go Arlo, and Pokémon Go Giovanni guides to learn about the best counters for their teams.

Now, let’s get into the best counters for Pokémon Go’s Sierra.

What are the best counters for Trapinch?

Sierra sends out Trapinch as her first combatant, it’s a ground-type ‘mon and is weak to water-, grass-, and ice-type enemies.

Here are our recommended Trapinch counters:

Sprites Pokémon Moves
Sceptile Bullet Seed and Frenzy Plant
Gyarados Waterfall and Hydro Pump
Weavile Ice Shard and Avalanche

What are the best counters for Sableye?

Shadow Sableye can be one of Sierra’s second Pokémon. It’s weak to fairy-type attacks and resistant to fighting-, normal-, poison-, and psychic-types.

Here are our recommended Sableye counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Togekiss Charm and Dazzling Gleam
Sylveon Charm and Dazzling Gleam
Gardevoir Charm and Dazzling Gleam

What are the best counters for Milotic?

Sierra’s second Pokémon can also be Milotic, a water-type ‘mon. Make sure you use Pokémon with electric or grass attacks.

Here are our recommended Milotic counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Electivire Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
Magnezone Spark and Wild Charge
Xurkitree Thunder Shock and Discharge

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What are the best counters for Honchkrow?

Another of Sierra’s secondary Pokémon can be Honchkrow, it’s weak to rock-, electric-, ice-, and fairy-type attacks.

Here are our recommended Honchkrow counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Gardevoir Charm and Dazzling Gleam
Togekiss Charm and Dazzling Gleam
Xurkitree Thunder Shock and Discharge

What are the best counters for Alakazam?

Sierra can use the psychic-type Alakazam as her third Pokémon. You should go for bug-, ghost-, and dark-type counters.

Here are our recommended Alakazam counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Gengar Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
Hydreigon Bite and Brutal Swing
Tyranitar Bite and Brutal Swing

What are the best counters for Victreebel?

Sierra can use this as one of her third Pokémon. If you encounter Sierra’s Victreebel, make sure you have a fire-, flying-, ice-, or psychic-type ‘mon on hand.

Here are the Kingdra counters we recommend you use:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Mewtwo Confusion and Psystrike
Charizard Fire Spin and Blast Burn
Metagross Zen Headbutt and Psychic

What are the best counters for Houndoom?

Sierra’s Houndoom only uses dark and fire moves, and is weak to water-, fighting-, rock-, and ground-types, so you’ve got quite a few options!

Here are the Houndoom counters we recommend you use:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Kyogre Waterfall and Surf
Rhyperior Smack Down and Rock Wrecker or Surf
Conkeldurr Counter and Dynamic Punch or Stone Edge
Machamp Counter and Cross Chop or Rock Slide
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What rewards do I get for defeating Sierra?

When you defeat Sierra, or any other Team Go Rocket Leader, you are granted some well-deserved rewards. You will always get 1,000 Stardust and a random selection of two of the following items:

  • A 12km egg
  • One Revive
  • One Max Revive
  • One Max Potion
  • One Unova Stone
  • One Sinnoh Stone

For more Pokémon goodness, take a look at our Pokédex and Pokémon Go best Pokémon guide. You can also head over to our Pokémon Go events or Pokémon Go codes lists to see what freebies you can snag!