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Raihan - How To Beat

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Read this article to find out how to beat Gym Leader Raihan in Pokemon Sword and Shield (SWSH). Check out what Pokemon he uses and what Pokemon you should bring!

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Gym Leader Raihan's Pokemon Lineup

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 Against Gym Leader Raihan

Bring a Diverse Team of Types

Bring a Diverse Team of Types

Raihan doesn't use a particular type so it's best to have different types of Pokemon with you in this fight. Even better if they have moves that work together.

Choose Pokemon that Synergizes Together

Beating Raihan requires a more complicated strategy due to being a double battle. You'll need Pokemon that can buff each other and 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 Defeat 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 with Sandstorm Move

Prioritize Pokemon with Sandstorm Move

Focus all of your aggro on Gigalith and Sandaconda since they'll keep calling the Sandstorm until they're gone from the battle. This will remove the Damage over Time and their buffs.

Dynamax Only Against Duraludon

Dynamax Only Against Duraludon

Duraludon has both power and defense and it's better to go against it with your own Dynamax. Choose a Pokemon with any of its weaknesses to quickly take it 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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Check Out the vs. Raihan Walkthrough Here!

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