Pokémon Go Virizion Raid guide: Counters, Weaknesses & How to Beat

In Pokémon Go, Virizion is one of several legendary Pokémon you can face off against. For a limited time, you’ll be able to find it in five-star raids and fight it with a small group of friends.

You’ll want to take advantage of its specific flaws and use your best Pokémon against it. Here are all of Virizion’s weaknesses in Pokémon Go, as well as the best Pokémon to counter them.

In Pokémon Go’s Diwali-inspired Festival of Lights event, the Swords of Justice are making a comeback, with Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion all appearing in 5-Star Raids with the exclusive move Sacred Sword.

We’ve compiled a list of the best counters for Virizion, as well as information on its weaknesses and potential movesets, so you can be fully prepared to face this Legendary Pokémon.

Pokémon Go Virizion Raid guide: Counters, Weaknesses & How to Beat

Virizion Counters in Pokémon Go

These are some of the most effective counters for Virizion in Pokémon Go:

Pokémon Fast Move Charged Move
Mega Pidgeot Gust Brave Bird
Moltres Wing Attack Sky Attack
Honchkrow Peck Sky Attack
Ho-Oh Hidden Power Brave Bird
Braviary Air Slash Brave Bird
Rayquaza Air Slash Hurricane
Staraptor Wing Attack Brave Bird
Unfezant Air Slash Sky Attack
Tornadus Air Slash Hurricane
Togekiss Air Slash Aerial Ace

Virizion Weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Virizion is a dual-type Grass/Fighting Pokémon, making it vulnerable to Fairy, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Psychic attacks. Flying-types have a double weakness, so you should try to use them.

When going into battle, it’s also important to know Virizion’s strengths and weaknesses. Dark, Electric, Grass, Ground, Rock, and Water-type Pokémon should be avoided if at all possible.

Virizion can be defeated by any strong Flying-type with matching movesets, but the counters listed in the table above are the best of the best.

Virizion Moveset in Pokémon Go

Virizion has two potential Fast Moves and three potential Charged Moves as a Raid Boss, which we’ve listed below:

  • Quick Attack (Normal)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)
  • Lead Blade (Grass)
  • Close Combat (Fighting)
  • Stone Edge (Rock)

The Charged Move Stone Edge is the only move you should be concerned about here, as all of Virizion’s best Flying-type counters are vulnerable to Rock-type moves.

When fighting Virizion in Raid Battles, if it has Stone Edge in its move pool, it’s best to focus on strong Psychic-types like Mewtwo or Hoopa instead.

How to Catch Virizion in Pokémon Go

In Pokémon Go, you must first defeat Virizion in a 5-Star Raid Battle before catching it. You’ll be given a limited number of Premier Balls to try to catch it if you’re successful.

Along with Cobalion and Terrakion, Virizion will appear in 5-Star Raids from November 5, 2021, at 10 AM, until November 16, 2021, at 10 AM local time, giving you almost two weeks.

Can Virizion be Shiny in Pokémon Go?

The good news is that Shiny Virizion can be found in Pokémon Go right now. This uncommon variant first appeared in May 2020 and is still available in the game’s 5-Star Raid Battles.

Be prepared for a long search if you’re looking for a Shiny Virizion. There’s no way to improve your chances; you’ll just have to fight as many Virizion as you can until you come across one.

Well, that’s all we have for you about Virizion in Pokémon Go. We hope this guide helped you.

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