Pokemon Go Giovanni Counters August 2022 Predictions

Are you curious about the Pokemon Go Giovanni counters for August 2022? Giovanni is the leader of Team Go Rocket in Pokemon Go and will most likely return in August 2022 with his trusty Persian and other Shadow Pokemon. Here are our predictions for the Giovanni battle in August 2022 to help you prepare and easily defeat him.

Pokemon Go Giovanni Counters August 2022

Giovanni’s lineup for August 2022 is likely to be:

  • Phase 1: Persian
  • Phase 2: Nidoking/Machamp/Rhyperior
  • Phase 3: Unknown Shadow Pokemon


Pokemon Go Giovanni Counters August 2022 Machamp

The first Pokemon you’ll encounter from Giovanni is always Persian. The best Pokemon to use is a Fighting-Type Pokemon like Machamp, Breloom, or Lucaro. There are other options, and having the move Counter in your arsenal can help you stop Persian and secure an early victory.


Pokemon Go Giovanni Counters August 2022 Nidoking

Nidoking is weak to Pokemon of the Ground, Ice, Psychic, and Water types, so you can use a Pokemon with fast and charge moves, like Glaceon or Mewtwo, to defeat it. Additionally, Nidoking can be defeated by Garchomp by using attacks like Mud Shot and Earthquake.


Pokemon Go Giovanni Counters August 2022 Mewtwo

Fairy, Flying, and Psychic moves are the most effective against Machamp. Mewtwo is an excellent choice for both Nidoking and Machamp. The classic Psycho Cut and Psychic Strike combo, which works well against Nidoking, also works well against Machamp.


To quickly defeat Rhyperior, you’ll need a Grass or Water type Pokemon with a powerful move like Hydro Cannon or Frenzy Plant. Fast moves such as Razor Leaf and Waterfall can be extremely useful in opening up opportunities during a fight.

Shadow Pokemon

Giovanni used a Shadow Latios in July 2022, but he might switch things up and use a different Shadow Pokemon next month. If Latios reappears, you should use Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost, or Ice-type Pokemon to defeat it.

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Pokémon Go
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Developer(s) Niantic
Publisher(s) Niantic
Director(s) Tatsuo Nomura
Artist(s) Dennis Hwang
Yusuke Kozaki
Mieke Hutchins
Composer(s) Junichi Masuda
Series Pokémon
Engine Unity
Platform(s) iOS, iPadOS, Android

July 6, 2016
Genre(s) Augmented reality, location-based game