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Pokemon Go Yveltal counters, weaknesses, movesets, and how to beat it in raids

Pokemon Go Yveltal counters
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The best Pokemon Go Yveltal counters will be a hot topic of discussion for the next two weeks as the brand new legendary features in raids. While the shiny form of Yveltal isn't available in Pokemon Go yet, capturing your first Yveltal is another entry ticked off the Pokedex, so we've got everything you need to know about the best counters, weaknesses, and movesets. This is your one stop shop for Pokemon Go Yveltal counters.

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Pokemon Go Yveltal counters

Pokemon Go Yveltal counters

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Yveltal Key Info

Type: Dark/Flying
Weaknesses: Electric, Fairy, Rock, Ice
Resistances: Grass, Flying, Ghost, Dark
Boosted Weather: Fog, Windy
100% IVs: 2160 (L20) / 2701 (L25)

The best Yveltal counters in Pokemon Go come mainly in the form of Electric and Rock-types, with a couple of Ice-types thrown in for good measure. None of them deal 4x damage but all will do 2x, and since Yveltal is so bulky, you'll want at least four more trainers alongside you to take this beast down.

PokemonFast MoveCharged Move
ZekromCharge BeamWild Charge
ThundurusVolt SwitchThunderbolt
RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
RhyperiorSmack DownRock Wrecker
ElectivireThunder ShockWild Charge
RaikouThunder ShockWild Charge
Galarian DarmanitanIce FangAvalanche
ZapdosThunder ShockThunderbolt
TerrakionSmack DownRock Slide
MamoswinePowder SnowAvalanche
MagnezoneSparkWild Charge
LuxraySparkWild Charge
WeavileIce ShardAvalanche
GardevoirCharmDazzling Gleam
GlaceonFrost BreathAvalanche

Pokemon Go Yveltal moveset

Pokemon Go Yveltal counters

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Fast MovesCharged Moves
Snarl (Dark)Hurricane (Flying)
Sucker Punch (Dark)Focus Blast (Fighting)
Gust (Flying)Hyper Beam (Normal)
Psychic (Psychic)
Dark Pulse (Dark)

Yveltal has a bunch of moves with different typings and when taking it down, your biggest challenge will be if it has Snarl. None of the fast moves are strong against any of the above counters, but Snarl is quick and allows Yveltal to reach its charged move frequently.

When it comes to the charged moves, Focus Blast is a worry for your Ice and Rock-type counters because it will deal 2x damage. Dark Pulse is fast and overall, quite a strong move so it can whittle you down quickly. Hurricane is the same, although it's resisted by your Electric and Rock-type counters. Psychic won't do much and as long as you make sure you're dodging Hyper Beam, Yveltal should be relatively easy to take down. Just make sure you have enough trainers alongside you.

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