How to Beat Giovanni in Pokemon GO (August 2022)

How to Beat Giovanni in Pokemon GO (August 2022) ...

In Pokemon GO, a new monthly rotation has been released, and there are a lot of big changes for trainers to take note of. In addition to a pretty exciting lineup of August 2022 events in the mobile AR game, there are also some changes to the Team GO Rocket lineups that will need to be considered.

In Pokemon GO, trainers who like to fight can choose to face off against Team GO Rocket leaders once more this month, but some of the enemy faction leaders are changing their lineups to keep trainers on their toes. The big bad, Giovanni, is going to be bringing the same shadow Legendary to the fight that appeared in July, but trainers might still want to brush up on the best counters ahead of time.

Players will want to take the time to prepare for the fight before it begins in order to avoid wasted time. There's always a bit of a random element to the exact lineup, but players can learn enough ahead of time to prepare for the most versatile roster to deal with the current lineup. Be certain to establish the ideal move before the fight.

Giovanni August 2022 Lineup

Persian is a language that has long been used by people.

Nidoking or Rhyperior or Machamp

Shadow Latios

Persian Counters

Giovanni is very likely to start the battle with Persian. This Pokemon is a Normal-type Pokemon, and players in Pokemon GO can usually defeat it fairly easily with a decent Fighting-type counter.

  • Lucario - Counter/Aura Sphere or Power-Up Punch
  • Conkeldurr - Counter/Dynamic Punch
  • Machamp - Counter/Cross Chop or Dynamic Punch
  • Rhyperior - Mudslap/Stone Edge
  • Tyranitar - Smack Down/Crunch
  • Hariyama - Counter/Dynamic Punch

Nidoking Counters

Nidoking has a chance to make a comeback in the second slot. This Team Rocket favorite is a dual Poison- and Ground-type, which means players can rely on Ground-, Water-, Psychic-, and Ice-types as the best counter options.

  • Kyogre - Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Hoopa (Unbound) - Confusion/Psystrike
  • Mamoswine - Mud Slap/Avalanche
  • Rhyperior - Mudslap/Earthquake
  • Swampert - Watergun/Hydro Cannon
  • Mewtwo - Confusion or Psycho Cut/Psystrike
  • Alakazam - Confusion/Psychic

Machamp Counters

Machamp, Giovanni's second fighter, is a third possibility. This Gen 1 Fighting-type is new to veteran players and can be fought with a careful selection of counter-attack strategies.

  • Mewtwo - Confusion or Psycho Cut/Psystrike
  • Alakazam - Confusion/Psychic
  • Hoopa (Unbound) - Confusion/Psystrike
  • Moltres - Wing Attack/Sky Attack
  • Rayquaza - Air Slash/Hurricane
  • Deoxys - Zen Headbutt/Psycho Boost or Zap Cannon

Shadow Latios Counters

The last spot in the Shadow Legendary is once again reserved for players who survive the battle. Shadow Latios is once again in the spotlight after appearing in July, which means that players who battled last month should be prepared for the fight with the appropriate Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost, or Ice-Type counters.

  • Gengar - Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Dialga - Dragon Breath/Draco Meteor
  • Garchomp - Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Hydreigon - Dragon Breath/Brutal Swing
  • Salamence - Dragon Tail/Outrage

Trainers should have all they need to know before entering the big fight this month. Be sure to keep in mind that some players may need to treat the first attempt as information gathering and immediately restart after an early defeat with further information. Keep checking back in the coming weeks for more information on August events and other Pokemon GO updates.

Pokemon GO is now available on mobile devices.