Cacturne Raid Guide

Cacturne Raid guide

Dark  /  Grass

Cacturne is an easy Tier 3 raid boss to defeat, with a CP value of 16144. You can solo Cacturne raids without any problem at all. Cacturne is vulnerable to Fighting, Bug, Fairy type moves and mainly weaker to Pokémon such as Xerneas, Volcarona, Conkeldurr, Florges, Togekiss.

Cacturne can obtain below CP values when defeated.

  • 1554 - 1641 CP during Fog and Sunny / clear weather conditions.
  • 1243 - 1313 CP during other weather conditions.

Cacturne is not available at the moment in raids and the last recently available date was November 5, 2021.

Weather boost

Cacturne raids will be boosted during Fog and Sunny / clear weather conditions.

Dark type Damage Relations

Double damage from: Fighting
Double damage to: Ghost
Half damage from: Ghost
Half damage to: Fighting
No damage from: Psychic
No damage to: -

Cacturne Raid Counters

  • Xerneas

    Xerneas is a Fairy type Pokémon with charged moves: Close Combat   Megahorn   Moonblast   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Volcarona

    Volcarona is a Bug, Fire type Pokémon with charged moves: Bug Buzz   and fast moves: Bug Bite   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Conkeldurr

    Conkeldurr is a Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Dynamic Punch   Focus Blast   and fast moves: Counter   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Florges

    Florges is a Fairy type Pokémon with charged moves: Disarming Voice   Moonblast   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Togekiss

    Togekiss is a Fairy, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Dazzling Gleam   and fast moves: Charm   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Sylveon

    Sylveon is a Fairy type Pokémon with charged moves: Dazzling Gleam   Draining Kiss   Moonblast   and fast moves: Charm   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Genesect

    Genesect is a Bug, Steel type Pokémon with charged moves: X-Scissor   and fast moves: Fury Cutter   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Heracross

    Heracross is a Bug, Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Close Combat   Megahorn   and fast moves: Counter   Struggle Bug   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Machamp

    Machamp is a Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Close Combat   Cross Chop   Dynamic Punch   and fast moves: Counter   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Yanmega

    Yanmega is a Bug, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Bug Buzz   and fast moves: Bug Bite   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Scizor

    Scizor is a Bug, Steel type Pokémon with charged moves: X-Scissor   and fast moves: Fury Cutter   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Pinsir

    Pinsir is a Bug type Pokémon with charged moves: Close Combat   Superpower   X-Scissor   and fast moves: Bug Bite   Fury Cutter   Rock Smash   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Hariyama

    Hariyama is a Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Close Combat   Dynamic Punch   Superpower   and fast moves: Counter   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Pangoro

    Pangoro is a Fighting, Dark type Pokémon with charged moves: Close Combat   and fast moves: Low Kick   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Escavalier

    Escavalier is a Bug, Steel type Pokémon with charged moves: Megahorn   and fast moves: Bug Bite   Counter   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Sawk

    Sawk is a Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Focus Blast   Low Sweep   and fast moves: Low Kick   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Durant

    Durant is a Bug, Steel type Pokémon with charged moves: X-Scissor   and fast moves: Bug Bite   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Throh

    Throh is a Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Focus Blast   Low Sweep   and fast moves: Low Kick   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Scyther

    Scyther is a Bug, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: X-Scissor   and fast moves: Fury Cutter   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Lucario

    Lucario is a Fighting, Steel type Pokémon with charged moves: Aura Sphere   Close Combat   Power-Up Punch   and fast moves: Counter   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Granbull

    Granbull is a Fairy type Pokémon with charged moves: Close Combat   Play Rough   and fast moves: Charm   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Mienshao

    Mienshao is a Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Brick Break   and fast moves: Low Kick   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Crustle

    Crustle is a Bug, Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: X-Scissor   and fast moves: Fury Cutter   which are effective against Cacturne.

  • Hitmonlee

    Hitmonlee is a Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Close Combat   Low Sweep   and fast moves: Low Kick   Rock Smash   which are effective against Cacturne.

Cacturne Mega counters

Mega Beedrill, Mega Lopunny are best Mega counters to battle with Cacturne if you have Mega evolved Pokemon or Mega candy.

Cacturne shadow counters

Shadow Anorith, Shadow Armaldo, Shadow Beedrill, Shadow Forretress, Shadow Gallade, Shadow Gardevoir, Shadow Granbull, Shadow Hariyama, Shadow Hitmonchan, Shadow Hitmonlee, Shadow Kakuna, Shadow Kirlia, Shadow Machamp, Shadow Machoke, Shadow Machop, Shadow Makuhita, Shadow Mawile, Shadow Pineco, Shadow Pinsir, Shadow Poliwrath, Shadow Ralts, Shadow Scizor, Shadow Scyther, Shadow Shuckle, Shadow Skorupi, Shadow Snubbull, Shadow Venomoth, Shadow Venonat, Shadow Weedle are best Shadow counters to battle with Cacturne.

Cacturne moves set

Cacturne will use below moves during the battle.

Dark Pulse Charged Dark 26.7
Dynamic Punch Charged Fighting 33.3
Grass Knot Charged Grass 34.6
Payback Charged Dark
Poison Jab Fast Poison 12.5
Sucker Punch Fast Dark 10.0

Cacturne raids weather impact

Here is how each weather condition boosts Cacturne moves and impacts your Pokemon during the battle with Cacturne.

Cloudy Boosts Dynamic Punch
Boosts Poison Jab
Dynamic Punch is bad for Fairy type Pokemon
Fog Boosts Dark Pulse
Boosts Payback
Boosts Sucker Punch
Dark Pulse is bad for Fairy type Pokemon, Dark Pulse is bad for Bug type Pokemon, Dark Pulse is bad for Fighting type Pokemon
Payback is bad for Fairy type Pokemon, Payback is bad for Bug type Pokemon, Payback is bad for Fighting type Pokemon
Sucker Punch is bad for Fairy type Pokemon, Sucker Punch is bad for Bug type Pokemon, Sucker Punch is bad for Fighting type Pokemon
Partly cloudy Great for battle
Rainy Great for battle
Snow Great for battle
Sunny / clear Boosts Grass Knot Grass Knot is bad for Bug type Pokemon
Payback is bad for Fairy type Pokemon, Payback is bad for Bug type Pokemon, Payback is bad for Fighting type Pokemon
Sucker Punch is bad for Fairy type Pokemon, Sucker Punch is bad for Bug type Pokemon, Sucker Punch is bad for Fighting type Pokemon
Windy Great for battle

Cacturne stats

Stamina: 140
Attack: 221
Defence: 115
Max CP (level 50): 2422
Max HP (level 50): 132

Shiny Cacturne

Shiny Cacturne is not obtainable from raids.

Raid events