Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Formantis

Guide for the best counters against Formantis during Battle Raids!

Formantis is a Tier 1 Raid Boss in  Pokémon Go which has a small body with light pink stripes and a big mangenta stripe going through the middle. It has two light green sickle super petals for arms with white tips and a small green leaf collar around its neck. As it is a Tier 1 Raid Boss, it is one of the easiest raids out there so in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Formantis quickly and easily.

Formantis in Pokémon Go

Formantis is a pure Grass-type Pokémon with a maximum CP of 838 at level 50. It is vulnerable to Bug, Fire, Poison, Flying, and Ice-type attacks. Its low CP and the large range of counters to choose from against it make it an easy target. So players with any level of experience can easily defeat Formantis as long as they are using the right counters.

Formantis Movesets

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The best moves from the moveset of Formantis are Razor Leaf and Grass Knot. Both of them have a combined DPS of 57.1 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its moveset include Fury Cutter, Leafage, and Energy Ball amongst other options.

Best counters against Formantis in Pokémon Go

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

  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blaze Kick
  • Gengar (Mega): Hex/Sludge Bomb
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Psychic
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/Sludge Bomb
  • Pinsir (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor 
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Gust/Aerial Ace
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Flamethrower
  • Volcarona: Bug Bite/But Buzz
  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/But Buzz
  • Charizard (Mega X): Wing Attack/Flamethrower
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Wing Attack/Flamethrower
  • Deoxys (Attack): Poison Jab/Dark Pulse
  • Glalie (Mega): Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Roserade: Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Glaceon: Frost Breath/Ice Beam
  • Nihilego: Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Latios (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Moltres: Fire Spin/Sky Attack
  • Heatran: Fire Spin/Flamethrower
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Synchronoise
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Scizor (Mega): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Dragon Claw
  • Charizard: Wing Attack/Blast Burn
  • Sirfetch’d: Fury Cutter/Brave Bird
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Standard): Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Mewtwo: Confusion/Ice Beam
  • Typhlosion: Ember/Blast Burn
  • Banette (Mega): Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Emboar: Ember/Blast Burn
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Salamence: Fire Fang/Outrage
  • Salamence (Mega): Fire Fang/Outrage
  • Chandelure: Fire Spin/Shadow Ball 
Pokémon Go Formantis Counters
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Formantis is a very easy Pokémon to fight against so players don’t even need the highest-level Pokémon with the right counters against it. Any right type Pokémon even if it doesn’t have a high level will do just fine against it.

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