How to Beat Giovanni in Pokemon GO (June 2022): Best Counters and Weaknesses

Best counters to take on Shadow Latias

by Caleb Stultz


Pokemon GO has officially reset for the month, which means a whole new battle for Giovanni in June. You will need a good team composition to beat the Team Go Rocket leader’s team and catch Shadow Latias. With so much to expect in the month of June, including Go Fest and the Season of Go, there is much to be done in terms of content for players to enjoy. Not only that, but the new research breakthrough gives gamers the chance to catch Shiny Klink and add another shiny to their collection. Here is how to beat Giovanni in Pokemon Go.

How to Beat Giovanni in Pokemon Go for June 2022

Before we can get to the counters to and weaknesses for Giovanni’s team in Pokemon Go for June 2022, we must first look at Giovanni’s team lineup for this month. Here is Giovanni’s team in Pokemon Go that you will need to defeat this month:

Lineup one:

  • Persian (Normal Type)


Lineup two:

  • Honchkrow (Dark/Flying Type)
  • Gyarados (Water/Flying Type)
  • Rhyperior (Rock/Ground Type)


Lineup three:

  • Latias (Psychic/Dragon Type)


Best Counters for Giovanni in Pokemon Go June 2022

Here are the best counters for Giovanni’s team in Pokemon Go this month:


  • Weakness: Fighting Type
    • Lucario – Counter, Aura Sphere
    • Machamp – Counter, Dynamic Punch
    • Heracross – Counter, Close Combat
    • Conkeldurr – Dynamic Punch, Counter
    • Breloom – Counter, Dynamic Punch


  • Weakness: Rock, Ice, Electric, and Fairy Types
    • Alolan Graveler – Rock Throw, Thunderbolt
    • Probopass – Spark, Rock Slide
    • Pachirisu – Thunder Punch, Volt Switch
    • Golem – Rock Blast, Earthquake
    • Aggron – Smack Down, Thunder


  • Weakness: Electric and Rock Types
    • Probopass – Rock Slide, Thunderbolt
    • Zapdos – Thunderbolt, Thunder Shock
    • Raikou – Volt Switch, Wild Charge
    • Electivire – Thunder Shock, Wild Charge
    • Pachirisu – Volt Switch, Thunder Punch


  • Weakness: Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Steel, and Ice Types:
    • Venusaur – Vine Whip, Frenzy Plant
    • Swamptert – Waterfall, Surf
    • Empoleon – Waterfall, Hydro Cannon
    • Kyogre – Waterfall, Surf
    • Roserade – Razor Leaf, Grass Knot

Shadow Latias

  • Weaknesses: Fairy, Dark, Dragon, Ice, Ghost, and Bug Types:
    • Aggron – Dragon Tail, Heavy Slam
    • Gengar – Lick, Shadow Ball
    • Kyurem – Dragon Tail, Outrage
    • Metagross – Bullet Punch, Meteor Mash
    • Steelix – Dragon Tail, Crunch

Best Counter Team to Use Against Giovanni in Pokemon Go June 2022

Here are some of the best lineups to use against Giovanni and his team:

Team 1

  • Aggron (Steel/Rock Type) – Dragon Tail, Smack Down
  • Breloom (Grass/Fighting Type) – Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Pachirisu (Electric Type) – Volt Switch, Thunder Punch

Team 2:

  • Machamp (Fighting Type) – Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Metagross (Psychic/Steel) – Bullent Punch, Meteor Mash
  • Probopass (Rock/Steel) – Rock Slide, Thunderbolt

Team 3:

  • Alolan Graveler (Electric/Rock Type) – Rock Throw, Thunderbolt
  • Kyurem (Ice/Dragon Type) – Dragon Tail, Outrage
  • Lucario (Fighting/Steel Type) – Counter, Aura Sphere

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