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Pokémon Go Virizion counters: How to defeat the raid boss

Find the best Pokémon to deal with Virizion’s 5-Star Raid
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Virizion is a Pokémon Go 5-Star Raid Boss as well as a Legendary Pokémon and member of the Swords of Justice. It can be a useful asset to have for competitions in the Go Battle League, making it an attractive target when it’s available in 5-Star Raids. Plus, its Shiny version can be obtained from these as well, at least with a little bit of luck on the player’s side.

Virizion is a Grass- and Fighting-type Pokémon, which makes Flying-type attacks the best way to counter it. However, you should be aware that Virizion may have access to Stone Edge as a Charge Attack, which as a Rock-type move makes life hard for your Flying-types. Alternatively, moves of the categories Poison, Fire, Psychic, Ice, and Fairy deal additional damage to it, too.

We’re going to make things easy for you by listing the best Pokémon Go Virizion counters below.

Pokémon Go Virizion.

Virizion can be a powerful ally, but you'll need to defeat it first.

Pokémon Go Virizion counters: best Pokémon to beat the boss

This list of the best Pokémon Go Virizion counters won’t feature any Shadow Pokémon, as they are less widely available and more difficult to build than regular forms. For the Mega Evolutions best suited to support your team against Virizion, we recommend you to take a look at the extra list below.

  1. Rayquaza (Air Slash, Dragon Ascent)
  2. Yveltal (Gust, Oblivion Wing)
  3. Moltres (Wing Attack, Sky Attack)
  4. Honchkrow (Peck, Sky Attack)
  5. Galarian Articuno (Psycho Cut, Brave Bird)
  6. Lugia (Extrasensory, Aeroblast++)
  7. Staraptor (Gust, Brave Bird)
  8. Ho-Oh (Hidden Power (Flying), Brave Bird)
  9. Braviary (Air Slash, Brave Bird)
  10. Tornadus (Incarnate Forme) (Air Slash, Hurricane)
  11. Unfezant (Air Slash, Sky Attack)
  12. Tornadus (Therian Forme) (Gust, Hurricane)
  13. Hisuian Braviary (Air Slash, Brave Bird)
  14. Galarian Moltres (Wing Attack, Brave Bird)
  15. Kartana (Air Slash, Aerial Ace)

Pokémon Go Virizion counters: best Mega Evolutions to support

As promised, here are the best Mega Evolutions to use against Virizion.

  1. Mega Rayquaza (Air Slash, Dragon Ascent)
  2. Mega Pidgeot (Gust, Brave Bird)
  3. Mega Blaziken (Fire Spin, Brave Bird)
  4. Mega Charizard Y (Air Slash, Blast Burn)
  5. Mega Alakazam (Confusion, Psychic)

For a schedule of upcoming raids, check out our overview for the current Pokémon Go 5-Star Raid Battles.