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How to Beat Coiled and Ready to Strike Pokemon Go


Apr 16, 2024 • Filed to: Virtual Location Solutions • Proven solutions

Team Rocket Go Grunts are the ones who invade PokéStops and you have to defeat them if you want to meet the leaders. They use a wide variety of Pokemon in their battles, but most of them use the Coiled and Ready to trike varieties. These are usually Poison Type Pokémon and will strike and inject Poison in your system, weakening your Pokemon.

This article will show you how to recognize these Pokemon, what you will earn when you defeat them and how you can counter them

Part 1: Attentions before strike Pokémon Go

Pokéstop invaded by Team Rocket Go, Coiled and Ready to Strike Grunts

There are certain precautions that you should take before you face any Coiled and Ready to Strike Pokemon in battle.

You will first get a warning that a particular Pokéstop has been invaded by Team Rocket Go Grunts. You will have to fight the Grunts and reclaim the Pokéstop.

When you enter the Pokéstop, you will get the warning “Coiled and ready to Strike”. This means that you will be facing Poison Type Pokemon. The best way to defeat a Poison Type Shadow Pokemon is to use a Ground or Psychic Pokemon.

You should, therefore, ensure that you have Pokemon that can easily defeat Poison Type Pokemon.

When you use the Pokemon in a tough battle and win, there are rewards that will be awaiting you:

  • You will be able to capture the Shadow Pokemon used by the Team Rocket Go Grunts and Purify it for your own purposes.
  • You will also get 500 Stardust.

Part 2: Coiled and ready to strike Pokémon go weakness

The Pokémon Used for Coiled and ready to Strike attacks are weak against Ground and Psychic Pokemon. The best Pokemon to use in this case are:

  • Raikou
  • Tyranitar
  • Groudon
  • Crobat

Part 3: Coiled and ready to strike Pokémon go counters

Although you have seen a list of powerful Ground and Psychic Pokémon that you can use against Coiled and Ready to Strike attacks, the best counter is as follows:

Counter Pokemon for Coiled and Ready to Strike attacks, amongst other team Rocket Go Grunt attacks

The Grunts that use Coiled and ready to Strike attacks will bring along the Zubat and Grimer Family. Most of the time, you will fight Grimer, Golbat, and Zubat.

In order to beat these three, you should use Raikou for Zubat or Golbat, then switch to Crobat and Tyranitar for Bulbasaur or IvySaur, but not against Muk. If you want to defeat Muk, you should use a Smack Down Tyranitar with a charge move. You may also use Groudon in this particular case.

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In conclusion

Whenever you see that a Pokéstop has been invaded by team Rocket Go, be prepared to fight their Grunts., In most cases, the Grunts use the “Coiled and ready to Strike” attacks. These bring along Poison Pokémon which are weak against Ground and Psychic Pokemon. The Pokemon shown in the article and the best counter outline above will ensure that you win your Coiled and ready to Strike battles. You will earn 500 Stardust and be able to capture and purify the Shadow Pokemon that you have defeated.

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