Rocket Leader Sierra puts forward a pretty big challenge in Pokémon Go. Not to mention, she often switches around her line up, just like her fellow Leaders. Well, if you’re looking for the best Pokémon to use to ensure you can take Sierra 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.
With so many options and such a tough battle ahead, it can be tough to know which Pokémon to pick as you face off against a tough leader like Sierra. That’s where we come in! Check out this Pokémon Go Sierra guide to work out which Pokémon have the best chance of beating the master this month.
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WHAT ARE THE BEST POKÉMON GO SIERRA COUNTERS FOR SNEASEL?
Currently, Sierra always uses Shadow Sneasel as her first Pokémon. Sneasel uses dark and ice moves, is weak to fire, rock, bug, steel, and fairy moves, and is double weak to fighting – so it’s best to use a fighting type as a counter!
- Lucario – Counter and Power-up Punch or Aura Sphere
- Conkeldurr – Counter and Dynamic Punch or Focus Blast
- Machamp – Counter and Dynamic Punch or Close Combat
- Blaziken – Counter and Focus Blast or Blast Burn
- Hariyama – Counter and Superpower or dynamic punch
- Emboar – Low Kick and focus blast
WHAT ARE THE BEST POKÉMON GO SIERRA COUNTERS FOR GLISCOR?
Sierra can also summon Gliscor, who can use bug, flying, ground, or dark moves. As a result, its counters are limited. It is, however, double weak to ice and weak to water, which is why we advise using a strong ice-type Pokémon to counter.
- Mamoswine – Powder snow and Avalanche or Bulldoze
- Weavile – Ice Shard and Avalanche or Foul Play
- Glaceon – Ice Shard and Avalanche or Ice Beam
- Darmanitan (Galarian) – Ice Fang and Avalanche or Ice Punch
- Mewtwo – Confusion and Ice Beam or Shadow Ball
- Articuno – Ice Shard and Blizzard or Ice Beam
WHAT ARE THE BEST POKÉMON GO SIERRA COUNTERS FOR GRANBULL?
Sierra’s Granbull can have a variety of dark, fairy, and fighting moves, but doesn’t have any double weaknesses. It is weak to poison and steel moves though, so we recommend these Pokémon to counter it.
- Metagross – Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash or Flash Cannon
- Dialga – Metal Claw and Iron Head or Draco Meteor
- Roserade – Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb or Grass Knot
- Genesect – Metal Claw and Magnet Bomb or X-Scissor
- Excadrill – Metal Claw and Iron Head or Earthquake
- Jirachi – Confusion and Doom Desire or Psychic
WHAT ARE THE BEST POKÉMON GO SIERRA COUNTERS FOR AMPHAROS?
Luckily, Sierra’s Ampharos isn’t as tough as it looks! Using mostly electric, dragon, and fighting moves, it’s only weak to ground, but doesn’t put up too much of a fight as long as you pick the right counter.
- Groudon – Mud Shot and Earthquake or Solar Beam
- Landorus (Therian) – Mud Shot and Earthquake or Superpower
- Garchomp – Mud Shot and Earthquake and Sand Tomb
- Excadrill – Mud-Slap and Earthquake or Drill Run
- Rhyperior – Mud-Slap and Earthquake or Rock Wrecker
- Landorus (Incarnate) – Mud Shot and Earthquake or Focus Blast
WHAT ARE THE BEST POKÉMON GO SIERRA 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!
- Tyranitar – Smack Down and Crunch or Stone Edge
- Terrakion – Smack Down and Close Combat or Rock Slide
- Kyogre – Waterfall and Surf or Blizzard
- Rhyperior – Smack Down or Mud Slap and Rock Wrecker or Surf
- Conkeldurr – Counter and Dynamic Punch or Stone Edge
- Swampert – Mud Shot and Hydro Cannon or Earthquake
WHAT ARE THE BEST POKÉMON GO SIERRA COUNTERS FOR KINGDRA?
If you encounter Sierra’s Kingdra, it can use water, dragon, and ice moves. Funnily enough, it is weak to both fairy and dragon moves, but be careful with dragon type counters if Kingdra is using dragon moves!
- Palkia – Dragon Tail and Draco Meteor or Hydro Pump
- Dialga – Dragon breath and Draco Meteor or Iron Head
- Haxorus – Dragon Tail and Dragon Claw or Surf
- Rayquaza – Dragon Tail and Outrage or Hurricane
- Gardevoir – Charm and Dazzling Gleam or Psychic
- Togekiss – Charm and Dazzling Gleam or Flamethrower
WHAT ARE THE BEST POKÉMON GO SIERRA COUNTERS FOR DRAPION?
Sierra’s Drapion uses dark, poison, and ice types, and is only weak to ground-type Pokémon, so keep that in mind when picking a strong counter.
- Landorous (Therian) – Mud Shot and Earthquake or Bulldoze
- Excadrill – Mud-slap and Earthquake or Drill Run
- Rhyperior – Mud-slap and Earthquake or Rock Wrecker
- Landorus (Incarnate) – Mud Shot and Earth Power or Outrage
- Garchomp – Mud Shot and Earthquake or Sand Tomb
WHAT REWARDS DO I GET FOR BEATING 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
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