Well, this is new

Finally something to console for people who missed Cryogonal in the Christmas Event. Also a good chance to flex the Reshiram.

Also this guy is just as hard as Claydol, don’t underestimate him.


I was actually surprised when I saw Cryogonal as a raid boss. And I thought it would be really glassy because it has a base defense of 50 in the main series games. But Niantic took it’s Special Defense stat instead which make it really bulky. It’s bulk as a raid boss is similar to Skarmory’s.

Last I checked it was 82°F/28°C out so I don’t even know how that is possible.

Cryogonal turns into steam if it gets hot, but it’ll reform over time ;)

They always use the higher one, with I think a small boost if both def stats are high but I’m not positive on that last bit.

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According to Pokebattler, many species are viable in neutral weather: Metagross, Rampardos, Conkeldurr, Lucario, Chandelure, Moltres, Blaziken…even Machamp, Flareon and Rhyperior.

I’m just basing it from defensive stats. But true, Claydol’s weaknesses are usually held by well rounders which are not suited for tasks like that, while Cryogonal or Skarmory’s weaknesses are held by groups of high-DPS mons.