April has been a fantastic month for Pokémon Go so far and fans still have the Spring into Spring Easter event tasks and rewards to complete as of writing. While there are the aforementioned missions to complete, here you’ll discover how to beat Giovanni in Pokémon Go during April 2021 by knowing the weakness of Shadow Zapdos and using a bunch of suitable counters.

Aside from the aforementioned tasks and rewards to complete, fans also have a Shiny Snivy Community Day to anticipate for the 11th. This will provide the opportunity to get a Serperior that knows the move Frenzy Plant.

While the above is exciting and imminent, below you’ll discover how to beat Giovanni in Pokémon Go during April 2021 by using recommended counters and knowing the weakness of Shadow Zapdos.

How to beat Giovanni in Pokémon Go during April 2021

To beat Giovanni in Pokémon Go during April 2021 you will need to overcome his line-up of creatures.

This means that you’ll have to beat the likes of Shadow Zapdos, Persian, and Garchomp to defeat Giovanni in Pokémon Go during April 2021.

Below you’ll find the Team Go Rocket leader’s team:

Line-up one:

  • Persian

Line-up two:

  • Kangaskhan
  • Garchomp
  • Nidoking

Line-up three:

  • Shadow Zapdos

Pokémon Go Shadow Zapdos counters and weakness

Shadow Zapdos is a Pokémon Go creature with a weakness to Rock, so suitable counters include Rhyperior and Rampardos.

The creature also has a weakness to Ice, so other suitable counters to beat Shadow Articuno in Pokémon Go include Mamoswine and Galarian Darmanitan.

Now that you know how to defeat the special member of the Team Go Rocket leader’s line-up, below you’ll discover how to beat the rest.

Pokémon Go Giovanni April 2021 counters

Below is a list of creatures you can use as counters to beat Giovanni in Pokémon Go during April 2021:

Persian – weak to Fighting

  • Lucario – Counter, Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr – Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Breloom – Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Machamp – Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Hariyama – Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Sirfetch’d – Counter, Close Combat

Kangaskhan – weak to Fighting

  • Lucario – Counter, Aura Sphere
  • Conkeldurr – Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Breloom – Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Machamp – Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Hariyama – Counter, Dynamic Punch
  • Sirfetch’d – Counter, Close Combat

Garchomp – weak to Ice, Fairy, Dragon

  • Weavile  – Ice Shard, Avalanche
  • Mamoswine – Powder Snow, Avalanche
  • Vanilluxe – Frost Breath, Blizzard
  • Glaceon – Frost Breath, Avalanche
  • Jynx – Frost Breath, Avalanche

Nidoking – weak to Water, Ground, Ice, Psychic

  • Kyogre – Waterfall, Surf
  • Espeon – Confusion, Psystrike
  • Mewtwo – Confusion, Psystrike
  • Mamoswine – Mud-Slap, Avalanche
  • Kingler – Bubble, Crabhammer

Shadow Zapdos – weak to Rock, Ice

  • Rhyperior – Smack Down, Rock Slide
  • Mamoswine – Powder Snow, Avalanche
  • Aggron – Smack Down, Stone Edge
  • Terrakion – Smack Down, Rock Slide
  • Hippowdon – Ice Fang, Stone Edge
  • Rampardos – Smack Down, Rock Slide
  • Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang, Avalanche

All counters come courtesy of Pokebattler.