What is Kyogre and how do you catch it?
Kyogre is a legendary Water-type Pokemon that first appeared in Generation 3 games Ruby and Sapphire.
Along with Groudon, who has been released on Pokemon GO already, and Rayquaza, it forms one third of the weather trio.
In Pokemon GO, the water-type is a Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss and with a CP of 51,968.
You should have a party of at least 4-5 if you hope to have a chance of defeating Kyogre and capturing it.
He is notoriously difficult to capture due to the distance from the player – this means that throwing a curve ball can be a high-risk play.
Because Kyogre floats you will find that it hovers from left to right, once again making this capture extremely difficult.
We would advice that you practice throwing curveballs against other Pokemon, from both left and right sides of the screen.
What are the best counters to take in battle?
As Kyogre is straight water-type, forming your team quite an easy process.
The only problems comes down to the amount of damage it can do, simply turning your hard-counters into mince meat.
The best counters are:
- Raikou – Raikou is the best Kyogre counter in the game and can take on any variation of movesets with relative ease.
- Zapdos – the legendary bird has incredible DPS against Kyogre but can be destroyed by a big combo.
- Sceptile – new to Generation 3, Sceptile is an amazing grass counter with access to Leaf Blade. Can do serious damage.
- Exeggutor – this Pokemon can hit Kyogre fast but can be destroyed in one with blizzard – be careful.
- Venusaur – solid grass-based DPS and has more survivability than Exeggutor.
- Jolteon – really good lightning DPS but incredibly squishy – take care if taking Jolteon.
Kyogre has some strong counters but it packs a mean punch
Will iPhones and iPads will be affected by the upcoming update?
In a blog post, Niantic wrote: “In an upcoming update to Pokemon Go, we will end support for Apple devices not capable of upgrading to iOS 11.”
“This change is a result of improvements to Pokemon Go.”
The post says the new update will push the game “beyond the capabilities” of older operating systems.
“Trainers using affected devices may no longer be able to access their Pokemon go accounts from that device, or use their PokeCoins or other items in their bags.”
The important thing to note is that you don’t actually need to upgrade to iOS 11 to continue playing.
You just need to make sure you have a smartphone that is capable of receiving Apple’s iOS 11 update.
That means the iPhone 5C, launched as recently as 2013, won’t be eligible.
It’s no surprise that Pokemon Go fans are already moaning about Niantic’s decision to cut them off.