[Pokemon Go] How To Beat And Catch Suicune

September 4, 2017

No one expected for Niantic to dump all three Legendary Beasts into the game right after a month and a half of Legendary Birds, but as a way to stall for Mewtwo’s arrival, that’s just what’s happened.

The beasts are roaming the entire world for at least the next three months. First up, Raikou is exploring the Americas, Entei is in Europe/Africa and Suicune is in the Asia-Pacific region. At the end of the month, they’ll rotate to a new region, echoing how they used to move in the Gold/Silver handled version of the game way back when.

Today I wanted to focus on my favorite of the beasts, Suicune, who is by far at least the best-looking Legendary Pokémon in Gen 1 or Gen 2, in my opinion. His design is just perfect, better than the birds, his beast brothers and certainly failed genetic experiment Mewtwo. He’s lovely, and I want him.

But, how to get him? That’s why we’re here today. Suicune is a water type Pokémon, meaning he’s somewhat easy to counter, and he appears to be spawning at somewhat lower CP than his two brothers. I don’t know if he’s the easiest of the three to catch, but that very well might be the case.

So, who should you use to beat him? Here are some of your better options:

Raikou – Turn brother against brother, as Raikou will be able to fry him with electric moves.

Zapdos – If you managed to catch a Zapdos in the past month, this is the best time to put him to use to catch a rival water Legendary. He’ll do great work, and is crazy strong against Suicune.

Dragonite – No super great type matching here, but in a pinch, Dragonite loaded up with dragon moves will do pretty well against Suicune, and most people have ended up with this powerhouse in the past year.

Exeggutor – One of the strongest grass-types in the game will do work against Suicune. Try to get one with Solar Beam as his charge-up move.

Venusaur – Another great grass-type to use here, and again, you’re looking for Solar Beam.

Victreebel/Vileplume – More Solar Beam.

Jolteon – If you don’t have a Raikou or Zapdos, Jolteon is going to be your best bet as an electric type to take him on. Jolteon has done wonders against many of the birds so far, and he’s great against Suicune here too.

Lanturn – An underrated pick with a decent amount of HP and some electric moves

DO NOT USE:

Tyranitar/Golem – While these two have done work against all the Legendary Birds so far, Suicune is going to tear them apart as a pure water type, so it’s finally time to take them out of your raid rotation here.

Alright, so you’ve hammered Suicune into dust. What now? Time to catch him.

Suicune and the other beasts have a 2% base capture rate, so it’s an uphill battle. Obviously use a Golden Razzberry each breakout if you can, and land curveballs if you have the skill. If you don’t, don’t bother, you’ll waste more balls that way. Unless you’re a super pro, try to hit Great, not Excellent throws, as they produce a more consistent result. If you’re good enough to be hitting Excellent curves every time, you don’t even need to be reading this guide.

Here’s a video showing how Suicune behaves in combat so you can see how he attacks and dodges:

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