How to beat Sierra in Pokemon GO (February 2024)

Prepare yourself for a tough battle.
How to beat Sierra in Pokemon GO (February 2024)
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Sierra is a brutal Team GO Rocket leader with a mighty Pokemon roster. As with every boss in Pokemon GO, Sierra is more manageable if you know what’s coming. Here’s how to beat Sierra in Pokemon GO (February 2024)

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Pokemon GO: Sierra Counters February 2024

Sierra is a tough customer, as she doesn’t always use the same team. Fortunately, Sierra’s first Pokemon is always the same, and her 2nd and 3rd are picked from a small selection. Here’s what you’re up against:

1st Pokemon

  • Tentacool – Weaknesses: Electric, Psychic, Ground

2nd Pokemon

  • Sableye – Weakness: Fairy
  • Honchkrow – Weaknesses: Electric, Ice, Fairy, Rock
  • Milotic – Weaknesses: Electric, Grass

Final Pokemon

  • Alakazam – Weaknesses: Bug, Dark, Ghost
  • Houndoom – Weaknesses: Ground, Rock, Water, Fighting
  • Victreebel – Weaknesses: Fire, Ice, Psychic, Flying

How to beat Tentacool

As Tentacool is up first, we can front-load our team with a solid counter to get an early advantage.

While you can use any appropriate counter, I recommend using an Electric type. Xurkitree is a solid go-to Electric Pokemon, as it hits hard and has a ton of HP. Spark or Thundershock and Discharge are great moves if you have one.

If you don’t have Xurkitree, any strong Electric type will work. You can even fall back on more common Pokémon like Jolteon.

How to beat Sierra in Pokemon GO February 2024
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How to beat Sierra’s 2nd Pokemon

I recommend an Electric Pokémon to deal with Tentacool because it can also deal with Honchkrow and Milotic. Once again, Xurkitree is an excellent choice, but use whatever Electric Pokémon you have.

If Sierra pulls out Sableye, you’ll likely need to swap off your Electric type for a more suitable counter. Sableye is only weak to Fairy attacks, although you could chip away at it with a neutral type.

My Fairy Pokémon of choice is always Gardevoir with Charm and Dazzling Gleam. Togekiss is another common recommendation for a powerful Fairy type and will certainly make short work of Sierra’s Sableye.

How to beat Sierra in Pokemon GO February 2024
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How to beat Sierra’s final Pokemon

Sierra’s final lineup is pretty horrific, as none of her Pokemon share a single weakness. We can’t rely on our counters to Sierra’s other Pokemon, either. The good news is if you lose to Sierra, she will use the same Pokemon in a rematch, so you’ll know what’s coming.

Alakazam can be tackled with a decent Ghost Pokemon like Gengar or Chandelure. This Pokemon is Sierra’s trump card, as it hits like a train, so don’t beat yourself up if you lose the first fight.

For Houndoom, you can’t go wrong with a Water or Fighting type. I’ve sung Machamp’s praises in several guides as it’s an exceptional Fighting Pokemon with decent HP, ATK, and DEF. Water is a good choice, although it will struggle if Sierra uses Victreebel.

Finally, you can make short work of Victreebel with a Fire type. I usually bring Skeledirge or Magmortar if I need a Fire Pokemon, but even a decent Flareon will work.

Sierra is tough, so expect to use a revive or two while battling her. If Cliff is causing you grief, make sure you check out our guide on how to defeat him.

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