Pokémon GO – How to Find and Beat Giovanni (April 2021)

The GO Rocket Boss team Giovanni is back for another battle in April 2021 for Pokémon GO. This time you can catch his Shadow Zapdos, but only if you can find him and beat him. The process stays the same as last month, but if you missed it or want to skip it, you have a few questions. To help, here’s how to find and beat Giovanni, the Team GO Rocket Boss in Pokémon GO for April 2021.

How to find the GO Rocket Boss Giovanni team

Before you can defeat Giovanni, of course, you have to find him first. This could be more difficult for April 2021, as many players have already completed the special research quest “The Higher They Fly”. The big reward there was a Super Rocket Radar, which is needed to find and beat Team GO Rocket Boss Giovanni. If you have not yet used this guide to complete the quest and get the Super Rocket Radar. If you have already completed the research and used the item, you will need to complete the new scheduled research (we will update it with instructions as soon as it becomes available).

Either way, you will need a Super Rocket Radar to find Team GO Rocket Boss Giovanni. Once you have one, just equip it and you will see Giovanni appear on Poké Stops. You can tap the radar on the main screen to scan the area in case you don’t see one nearby. Once found, you may find that this is bait that offers a fight with a regular Team GO Rocket Grunt instead. Repeat this process until you find the real Giovanni and the fight can begin.

How to beat Giovanni in April 2021

Once you find the Team GO Rocket Boss, you must face the powerful enemy Giovanni. His three Pokémon teams can be a real challenge, so we have counterattacks downstairs against everyone.

Giovanni counter

As always, your fight against Giovanni begins with Persian.

Persian counter

  • Lucario with counter and aura sphere
  • Conkeldurr with counter and dynamic punch
  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Breloom with counter and dynamic punch
  • Blaziken with counter and focus blast

Next up is either Kangaskhan, Nidoking, or Garchomp. Here the counters are against them all.

Kangaskhan counter

  • Lucario with counter and aura sphere
  • Conkeldurr with counter and dynamic punch
  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Breloom with counter and dynamic punch
  • Hariyama with counter and dynamic punch

Nidoking counter

  • Mewtwo with confusion and psystrike
  • Landorus (Therian) with mud shot and earth power
  • Kyogre with waterfall and surf
  • Latios with Zen Headbutt and Psychic
  • Mamoswine with mud flaps and avalanches

Garchomp counter

  • Ampharos with volt switch and focus blast
  • Drapion with infestation and aqua tail
  • Alolan Muk with a bite and a dark pulse
  • Snorlax with Zen Headbutt and Hyper Beam
  • Milotic with Dragon Tail and Surf

For his last Pokémon in April 2021, Giovanni Shadow will use Zapdos. If you win this fight you have a chance to catch it, but you have to beat it first. Here are the best Shadow Zapdos brands in Pokémon GO for April 2021.

Shadow Zapdos Counter

  • Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
  • Mamoswine with powder snow and avalanche
  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Terrakion with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Galarian Darmanitan with Ice Fang and Avalanche
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down and Stone Edge

And so you can find and beat Giovanni in Pokémon GO for April 2021. There will be Shadow Moltres next month. So check back in May for help there.

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