Pokémon Go Sierra counters January 2024

Pokemon Go’s Sierra puts forward a pretty big challenge. Not to mention, she often switches around her lineup, just like her fellow Leaders. Well, if you’re looking for the best Pokémon to use to ensure you can her down, search no further! We’ve put together a list of the best counters to use against her, to give you that necessary edge in battle.

If you find this useful and want to be the very best like no one ever was, take a look at our Pokémon Go Cliff, Pokémon Go Arlo, and Pokémon Go Giovanni guides to learn about the best counters for their teams.

Now, let’s get into the best counters for Pokémon Go’s Sierra.

What are the best counters for Sableye?

Currently, Sierra always uses Shadow Sableye as her first Pokémon. Sableye is weak to fairy-type attacks and resistant to fighting-, normal-, poison-, and psychic-types.

Here are our recommended Sableye counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Togekiss Charm and Dazzling Gleam
Sylveon Charm and Dazzling Gleam
Gardevoir Charm and Dazzling Gleam

What are the best counters for Skarmory?

Sierra may send out Skarmory as her second combatant, it’s a steel/flying-type ‘mon and is weak to electric and fire-type enemies.

Here are our recommended Skarmory counters:

Sprites Pokémon Moves
Electivire Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  Magnezone Spark and Wild Charge
Heatran Fire Spin and Magma Storm

What are the best counters for Gardevoir?

Sierra’s second Pokémon can also be Gardevoir, a psychic/fairy-type ‘mon. Make sure you use Pokémon with ghost, poison, or steel attacks.

Here are our recommended Gardevoir counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Gengar Hex and Shadow Ball
Excadrill Metal Claw and Iron Head
Metagross Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash

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What are the best counters for Muk?

Another of Sierra’s secondary Pokémon can be Muk, it is weak to ground and psychic-type attacks.

Here are our recommended Muk counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Excadrill Mud Shot and Drill Run
Garchomp Mud Shot and Earth Power
Mewtwo Psycho Cut and Psystrike

What are the best counters for Gyarados?

Sierra can use the water/flying-type Gyarados as her third Pokémon. You should go for rock- and electric-type counters.

Here are our recommended Gyarados counters:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Electivire Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
Magnezone Charge Beam and Wild Charge
Tyranitar Smack Down and Brutal Swing

What are the best counters for Kingdra?

Sierra can use this as one of her third Pokémon. If you encounter Sierra’s Kingdra, make sure you have a dragon or fairy-type ‘mon on hand.

Here are the Kingdra counters we recommend you use:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Gardevoir Charm and Dazzling Gleam
Dragonite Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw
Togekiss Charm and Dazzling Gleam

What are the best counters for Houndoom?

Sierra’s Houndoom only uses dark and fire moves, and is weak to water-, fighting-, rock-, and ground-types, so you’ve got quite a few options!

Here are the Houndoom counters we recommend you use:

Sprite Pokémon Moves
Kyogre Waterfall and Surf
Rhyperior Smack Down and Rock Wrecker or Surf
Conkeldurr Counter and Dynamic Punch or Stone Edge
Machamp Counter and Cross Chop or Rock Slide
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What rewards do I get for defeating Sierra?

When you defeat Sierra, or any other Team Go Rocket Leader, you are granted some well-deserved rewards. You will always get 1,000 Stardust and a random selection of two of the following items:

  • A 12km egg
  • One Revive
  • One Max Revive
  • One Max Potion
  • One Unova Stone
  • One Sinnoh Stone

For more Pokémon goodness, take a look at our Pokédex and Pokémon Go best Pokémon guide. You can also head over to our Pokémon Go events or Pokémon Go codes lists to see what freebies you can snag!