For the first time in a little while, Golem returns to Three Star raids in Pokemon GO.
The Megaton Pokemon was first released in Red and Blue and is one of the more recognisable Pokemon in the series.
Its inclusion in raids has meant a load of questions need answering including its max CP, best moveset, meta analysis and ultimately a Golem Raid guide – thankfully, we at Elecspo have you covered.
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Golem Raid Guide
Before we start worrying about whether or not our Golem is meta relevant or what its best moveset is, we need to complete the raid. Fortunately, that shouldn’t be too hard.
Golem has two major weaknesses – Grass and Water-type moves.
These are our recommended counters:
- Mega Gyarados – Waterfall/Hydro Pump
- Mega Blastoise – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
- Mega Venusaur – Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plant
- Kyogre – Waterfall/Surf
- Swampert – Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
- Roserade – Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
- Tangrowth – Vine Whip/Power Whip
- Torterra – Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plany
- Sceptile – Bullet Seed/Frenzy Plant
- Venusaur – Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plant
Realistically any strong Water/Grass-types should do the trick against Golem, but you can’t go wrong with the choices about.
Golem Best Moveset and Max CP
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When at level 40, Golem has a Max CP of 2949, however, when powered up to level 50 with XL Candies, Golem can max out at a respectable 3334 CP.
In terms of best movesets, there are a few options.
If you’re looking for a Ground-type tank, you will want Mud Slap, Earthquake and Stone Edge.
If you’re going for a Rock-type moveset, you’ll want Rock Throw, Earthquake and Stone Edge.
PVP Meta Relevance
Back in the day, Golem was one of the most sought after Pokemon, mainly due to how dominant it was against many legendary Pokemon, however, its relevance has started to slip a little as more and more Pokemon have been added to the game.
In the Great League, it’s not even worth thinking about bringing Golem. While it can beat a few of the league’s big guns, it is simply outclassed in too many matchups.
Suprisingly, it fairs slightly better in the Ultra League but is still a long way from consideration.
Its best performance actually comes in the Ultra League as it has the ability to pick up wins against the likes of Dialga, Melmetal, Zekrom and Ho-oh. Again though, it is very much out of its depth when you consider it in the league as a whole.