Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Braixen

Guide for the best counters against Braixen during Battle Raids!

Braixen is a special Tier 4 raid boss and has come as a part of the Fennekin Community Day. It is a bipedal fox-like Pokémon that is covered in bright yellow fur which looks like a skirt. Unlike its pre-evolution, it has the ability to stand on two legs. It also has fluffy white fur below its neck and also covers all of its chest. It is a decent opponent to fight against and having the ideal counters makes the fight relatively easy for players so in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using one can defeat Braixen during raids in the easiest way possible.

Braixen in Pokémon Go

Braixen is a Fire-type Pokémon with a maximum boss CP of 21248 and is vulnerable towards Ground, Rock, and Water-type counters. High-level players can go solo against this Pokémon if they have the perfect counters which mainly comprise Mega evolutions. Lower-level players with not-so-ideal options for counters should try to go in duos to have a higher chance of winning.

Braixen Movesets

Pokémon Go Braixen moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Braixen are Ember and Flamethrower. Both of them have a combined DPS of 50.2 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include Scratch, Psychock, and Flame Charge.

Best counters against Braixen in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Braixen and guarantee a win for themselves

  • Swampert (Mega): Mud Shot/Hydro Cannon
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Slowbro (Mega): Water Gun/Surf
  • Kyrogre: Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Hydro Pump
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Rock Wrecker
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Aggron (Mega): Smackdown/Meteor Beam
  • Kingler: Bubble/Crabhammer
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap/High Horsepower
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Crawdaunt: Waterfall/Crabhammer
  • Swampert: Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Samurott: Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
  • Gigalith: Smackdown/Meteor Beam
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Latias (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Krookodile: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Payback
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Foul Play
Pokémon Go Braixen
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As stated before, players should try to use their highest-level mega evolutions such as the likes of Blaziken, Gengar, and Alakazam amongst many other good options and they’ll be good to go for this raid. If their levels are not so good, they can tag along with a friend in this fight and they’ll be able to churn out a win easily.

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