Pokémon Go: How to beat Giovanni in February 2023

The POKÉMON Go Rocket Takeover Event is in full swing and the hardest boss to beat is Giovanni.

To face the Team Rocket boss, you must first defeat 18 Rocket Grunts and defeat the leaders Arlo, Sierra, and Clive.

Lucario is one of the team's best counterattacks.


Lucario is one of the team’s best counterattacks.Photo credit: Niantic

There are ways to speed this up by collecting Rocket Radars through research tasks, but there’s still a long way to go.

As soon as you have the chance to defeat Giovanni, you should be prepared, so check out our tips to help you defeat him in Pokémon Go.

Pokemon Go: Which Pokemon Does Giovanni Have?

As every time Giovanni appears, he leads with his signature Pokemon, Persianwhich can have Scratch, Foul Play, Play Rough, Payback, Power Gem and Fint Attack.

After defeating Persian, you’ll have a choice of three Pokemon he could send out next.

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The first way is Monastery, which can have the Avalanche, Frost Breath, Ice Shard, Hydro Pump, Icy Wind, and Aurora Beam moves.

The next is Nidoking. This can have Earth Power, Poison Jab, Earthquake, Iron Tail, Sludge Wave, Megahorn, and Double Kick.

The last Pokemon that could have Giovanni is Garchomp. His moves include Dragon Tail, Outrage, Earthquake, Mud Shot, and Fire Blast.

Giovanni’s last Pokemon will always be Shadow Registeelwhich you can capture once you defeat him.

It can use the Metal Claw, Lock-on, Rock Smash, Focus Blast, Hyper Beam, and Flash Cannon moves.

Pokémon Go: What are the best counters for Giovanni?


Since Persian mainly uses Normal or Dark-type attacks, Fighting-types are a good counter against it.

However, there’s a small chance there’s Play Rough, so you might want to bring a dual-type that resists Fairy, such as Lukeor Buzz.

You should still make sure they have Fighting-type attacks to take down the Persian quickly.


Cloyster only has Water and Ice-type attacks, meaning Fighting-type attacks are still the best to use.

Luke stay strong here, and electric attacks will also work, so something like Raiko is a good backup.


Nidoking has an annoyingly wide movepool that can make him difficult to take down.

Ground types here have you covered for every eventuality while dealing super effective damage.

flooded however, is one of the best counters for it mamoswine is also strong when Nidoking doesn’t have a double kick.


Despite being a strong Pokemon, Garchomp is hampered by having mostly dragon and ground attacks.

Thankfully, it’s also very weak against Ice-type attacks, so a strong Pokemon like Weavile or Articuno will work fine here.

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Registeel has mostly Steel and Fighting-type attacks, and Fighting-types are a very strong counter against it.

Luke And Macchamp are both good counters, but be careful with Lucario when Registeel is carrying Fire Blast.

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