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!
Table of Contents
|Gym Leaders - How To Beat Guides|
Gym Leader Raihan's Team Lineup & Weakness
Recommended Pokemon Type Against Gym Leader Raihan
Bring a Diverse Team for Each Type Weakness
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
|Whiscash||LV.30: Evolve from Barboach, which can be fished at Motostoke|
|Grimmsnarl||Catch Impidimp at Glimwood Tangle|
|LV.35: Evolve From Starter Pokemon|
|Rillaboom||LV. 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
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
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
|A truly unique Gym Leader, Raihan specializes in Double Battles instead of a specific elemental type.|
Rewards Gained When Beating Raihan