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Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Girafarig 

Guide for the best counters against Girafarig during Battle Raids!

Girafarig is a dual-type Pokémon and as the name suggests, it has physical similarities to a giraffe. Its front half is yellow in color with brown spots in between and its bottom is brown with yellow spots. It also has white horns along with pink spikes on its back. But the most unique thing about the Pokémon is that its tail has its own head along with a mind of its own. It is quite easy for seasoned players to defeat this Pokémon but new ones might need some help. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters to defeat Girafarig in battle raids easily.

Girafarig in Pokémon Go 

Girafarig is dual type Normal and Psychic Pokémon which means it is weak towards Bug and Dark type counters. It has a max CP of 2314 which means it won’t be that hard to fight against but it will still be a decent opponent. The different types of counters available for it make it more vulnerable and easier to defeat.

Girafarig Movesets

Pokémon Go Girafarig
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The best movesets for Girafarig are Confusion and Psychic. Both of them have a combined DPS of 53.6 and it is the best combination that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks in its moveset include Tackle, Mirror Coat, and Thunderbolt

Best counters against Girafarig in Pokémon Go

Here is the list of the best counters that one can use against Girafarig and guarantee themselves a win 

  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Foul Play 
  • Absol(Mega): Snarl/Payback 
  • Gyarados (Mega): Bite/Crunch 
  • Scizor(Mega): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor 
  • Beedrill(Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor 
  • Hydreigon: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Darkrai: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Charizard(Mega Y): Wing Attack/Blast Burn 
  • Gengar(Mega): Suckered Punch/Sludge Bomb 
  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz 
  • Latios(Mega): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw 
  • Balstoise(Mega): Bite/Hydro Cannon 
  • Manectric (Mega): Snarl/Wild Charge 
  • Yveltal: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Weavile: Snarl/Foul Play 
  • Latias(Mega): Dragon Breath/Outrage 
  • Charizard(Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn 
  • Tyranitar: Bite/Crunch 
  • Zarude: Bite/Dark Pulse 
  • Pidegot(Mega): Wing Attack/Brave Bird 
  • Venusaur(Mega): Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant 
  • Honchkrow: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Houndoom: Snarl/Foul Play 
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Bite/Rock Slide 
  • Absol: Snarl/Payback 
  • Hoopa(Unbound): Astonish/Dark Pulse 
  • Bisharp: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Lopunny(Mega): Pound/Hyper Beam 
  • Ampharos(Mega): Volt Switch/Dragon Pulse 
  • Yanmega: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz 
  • Vikavolt: Bug Bite/X-Scissor 
  • Escavslier: Bug Bite/Megahorn 
  • Genesect(Normal): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor 
  • Genesect(Douse): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor 
  • Deoxys (Attack): Poison Jab/Dark Pulse 
Pokémon Go Girafarig moveset
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Players should avoid using Fighting and Poison type Pokémons against Girafarig as it is strong towards them. High-level players can defeat this Pokémon by themselves but normal players can go against it in teams of 2 or 3 and easily defeat it too. Some good Pokémons to include in one’s team are Ampharos, Aerodactyl and Pheromosa amongst many more.

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