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How to Beat the Cryogonal Raid in Pokémon GO: Best Counters and Weaknesses

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Do you remember all of the buzz that was created when Pokémon GO first released? Well, the game has only gotten better since then, and the developers continue to add new features into the popular Pokémon spinoff game. One of the mainstays that has been apart of the game for a while now is the ability to do Raids, which are like gym battles except your team goes up against a single Pokémon. Now, don’t think this will be as easy as it sounds! These Pokémon are more powerful than their standard counterparts, with massively buffed HP and other stats. Therefore, you’ll need every bit of skill you have as a Pokémon Trainer to win a Raid, especially the higher-starred ones. In this guide we will cover how to defeat the Cryogonal raid in Pokémon GO!

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How Can You Win the Cryogonal Raid in Pokémon GO?

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Cryogonal is an Ice type Pokémon, which means it can deal a ton of damage when it’s up against Grass, Flying and Water. This means you’ll want to avoid any popular Pokémon who have these types, for example Dragonite or Serperior. In order to counter this chilly Pokémon, we recommend trying out types such as Fighting, Fire, Rock and Steel. All of these will be super effective and deal increased damage against Cryogonal, which will be a big factor on whether you can take it out or not. Even if you use Pokémon that are super effective against it, the amount of hitpoints raid bosses receive can sometimes make them sturdy enough to survive. Here are some of the moves that Cryogonal could have.

  • Frost Breath (Ice)
  • Water Pulse (Water)
  • Ice Shard (Ice)
  • Night Slash (Dark)
  • Solar Beam (Grass)
  • Aurora Beam (Ice)

Our favorite Pokémon to pick in order to defeat Cryogonal vary depending on what you have available, so here are a few strong choices.


Firstly, Blaziken is a double-super effective counter, since the Pokémon is both a Fire and Fighting type. These two types are very effective against Cryogonal, and should help you to take down the raid boss quickly. Fire Spin, Counter and Blaze Kick are all strong moves for Blaziken to know in this fight against Cryogonal.


Another counter is Metagross, which is a Steel and Psychic type Pokémon. The Psychic moves won’t do anything special, but Metagross’ Steel type moves are where it will truly shine in this event. Use Bullet Punch to rack up super effective damage and quickly take down Cryogonal in battle.


Lastly, try out Conkeldurr, who is also a Fighting type Pokémon but has a lot more Defense than Blaziken will. You can Dynamic Punch, Counter or Focus Blast to deal super effective damage, and another bonus of Conkeldurr is that it’s resistant to Dark type moves such as Cryogonal’s Night Slash, meaning it can withstand plenty of hits from that specific attack if the Cryogonal you fight knows that move. Good luck!

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