Giovanni, leader of Team GO Rocket, is back in action this November 2022 in Pokémon GO. In this guide we’ll tell you how to find and defeat the villainous leader.
How to find Giovanni in Pokémon GO? A step by step guide
The first thing you need to know is that you won’t just find Giovanni walking around in Pokémon GO like any Pokémon: you’re required to go through a very strict process:
How to defeat Giovanni in Pokémon GO? Best counters.
Giovanni is the toughest trainer there is in Pokémon GO (when talking about PvE). Right below this we’ll leave you with all of the information detailing which Pokémon may be part of his team and your best option to defeat them. The first and third Pokémon are always the same, but the second is a random one chosen from a small pool of possibilities.
Starting from November 14th, Giovanni has been seen using these Pokémon:
How to beat Giovanni’s Persian
Persian is a Normal Type Pokémon, weak to Fight Type moves and resistant to Ghost Type moves. As such, your best options are to use the following Pokémon against it:
How to defeat Giovanni’s Nidoqueen
Nidoqueen is a Ground and Poison Type Pokémon, weak to Ground, Ice, Psychic and Water Type moves. As such, you should use Pokémon of these types with attacks to match:
How to defeat Giovanni’s Steelix
Steelix is a Steel/Ground Type Pokémon, and is weak to Fire, Water, Fighting and Ground Type moves. These are your best possible counters:
How to defeat Giovanni’s Rhyperior
Rhyperior is a Ground/Rock Type Pokémon, and is weak to Ice, Water, Grass, Steel and Fighting Type moves. Water and Grass attacks will cause extra damage because Ground and Rock are weak to both of these Types. As such, we recommend the following Pokémon:
How to defeat Giovanni’s Mewtwo
Mewtwo is a Psychic Type Pokémon, which means he’s weak to Bug, Dark and Ghost Type moves. We recommend you use the following Pokémon with attacks to match the type: