I’ve gotten up to Giovanni and his Persian is kicking my butt. Much worse than in December when I was able to beat him.
My best Fighting-type is Machamp at level 30.5 with IVs of Atk 11, Def 12, Sta 14, CP 2571, HP 162. He faints with Persian at about 50% or just under. I have a level 33 Blaziken with Counter, Blast Burn, and Brave Bird. I also have a level 20.5 Hariyama with Counter & Dynamic Punch. Blaziken and Hariyama are at average IVs.
I’m just not able to take out Persian with Machamp and I’m well into my 2nd Mon before Persian faints. I can trot out Machamp followed by Hariyama, but Hariyama faints about 10% of the way through Giovanni’s 2nd Mon.
I don’t have any of the other Persian counters like Lucario or Giratina, so I’m wondering if I should keep powering up Machamp (not a lot of Stardust in my inventory), or try another approach.
Thank in advance.