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Raihan - How To Beat & Weakness

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Read this article to find out how to beat Hammerlocke Gym Leader Raihan in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Check out his weakness, what team he uses & what Pokemon type you should bring!!!

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Gym Leader Raihan's Team Lineup & Weakness

Gym Leader Raihan
Flygon IconFlygonGround IconDragon Icon
Lv. 47
Ice Icon
Dragon IconFairy Icon
Gigalith IconGigalithRock Icon
Lv. 46
water Icongrass Iconfighting Iconground Iconsteel Icon
Sandaconda IconSandacondaground Icon
Lv. 46
water Icongrass Iconice Icon
Duraludon IconDuraludonsteel IconDragon Icon
Lv. 48
fighting Iconground Icon

Recommended Pokemon Type Against Gym Leader Raihan

Bring a Diverse Team for Each Type Weakness

Bring a Diverse Team of Types

Hammerlocke's Gym Leader, Raihan will not stick to a single Pokemon type. In order to get the upper hand in battle, it would be best to have a diverse team of Pokemon with different types!

Choose Pokemon that Synergizes in Double Battle

Beating Raihan requires a more complicated strategy due to being a double battle. You'll need Pokemon that can buff each other & do moves that can hit multiple enemies at a time.

Recommended Pokemon To Bring

PokemonTypeCatch Location
WhiscashWhiscashwaterGroundLV.30: Evolve from Barboach, which can be fished at Motostoke
GrimmsnarlGrimmsnarl dark IconFairy Icon Catch Impidimp at Glimwood Tangle
waterLV.35: Evolve From Starter Pokemon
RillaboomRillaboomGrassLV. 35: Evolve From Thwackey. Its previous form is Grookey, which is a Starter Pokemon

Tips to Beat Gym Leader Raihan

Recommended Level: 46 - 48

It is recommended to level your Pokemon to at least level 46. Ideally, you would level your Pokemon to level 48 to make quick work of Raihan's team!

Check Out the Exp Farm & Leveling Guide Here!

Prioritize Pokemon Causing Sandstorm

Prioritize Pokemon with Sandstorm Move

Focus all of your attacks first on Gigalith and Sandaconda. These Pokemon will summon calling the Sandstorm causing Damage over Time and buffs. Defeating them removes the effect

Dynamax Only Against Duraludon

Dynamax Only Against Duraludon

Rihan's trump card, Duraludon excels in both power and defense. Use your own Dynamax to counter them when in battle. Choose a Pokemon with any of its weaknesses to quickly take it out.

Dynamax Lasts for 3 Turns

If in case you are in lack of Dynamite Pokemon to counter, try swapping your Pokemon to tank the damage while the 3 turns of Dynamax runs out.

Raihan - Gym Leader Overview

RaihanA truly unique Gym Leader, Raihan specializes in Double Battles instead of a specific elemental type.

Rewards Gained When Beating Raihan

Rewards Gained When Beating Raihan
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nikola 6

tbh u just need to have a tank pokemon while dynamaxing bc raihan will just attack the non dynamaxed pokemon and you can solo

Grinder 5

Well barboach is just hard to get. Fun :D
Took 3 hours.

poki fan 4

Who think Raihan is cool, commet for me

Pokemon :D 3

Raihan's trump card,
Wrong spelling.

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Yo random person

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