Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Hoothoot 

Guide for the best counters against Hoothoot during Battle Raids!

Hoothoot is a Tier 1 Raid Boss which looks like a round, owl-like bird and has two stubby small wings and a short fan-shaped tail. Its eyes are red in color with heady pupils. It has brown feathers with a beige underbelly. It also has a black crest that encircles its eyes and covers its face. It is quite an easy opponent to fight against and the right counters will lead players to the perfect victory. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which players can finish the raid against Hoothoot quickly and easily.

Hoothoot in Pokémon Go

Hoothoot is a dual-type Normal and Flying-type Pokémon with a maximum CP of 677. It is vulnerable to Electric, Ice, and Rock-type attacks. The low CP along with multiple options to choose from for counters makes it a very easy opponent to fight against and players with any level of caliber will be able to defeat this Pokémon easily with the right counters.

Hoothoot Movesets

Pokémon Go Hoothoot moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Hoothoot include Peck and Sky Attack. Both of them have a combined DPS of 60 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 the likes of Feint Attack, Aerial Ace, and Night Shade.

Best counters against Hoothoot in Pokémon Go

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

  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder Fang/Wild Charge
  • Glalie (Mega): Frost Breath/Avalanche
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Ancient Power
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Blast Burn
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Synchronoise
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Powder Snow/Blizzard
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Payback
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Thunder Punch
  • Zekrom: Charge Beam/ Fusion Bolt
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Thunder
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Outrage
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Thundurus (Therian): Volt Switch/Thunder
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Wing Attack/ Brave Bird
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Crunch
  • Beedrill (Mega): Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Deoxys (Attack): Poison Jab/Zap Cannon 
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Pump
  • Zapdos: Thunder Shock/Zap Cannon
  • Gengar (Mega): Sucker Punch/Sludge Wave
  • Magnezone: Charge Beam/Zap Cannon
  • Magneton: Spark/Zap Cannon
  • Jolteon: Spark/Zap Cannon
  • Charizard (Mega X): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Swampert (Mega): Mud Shot/Hydro Cannon
  • Lopunny (Mega): Double Kick/Focus Blast
  • Mamoswine: Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Vikavolt: Spark/Discharge
  • Thundurus: Thunder Shock/Thunder
Pokémon Go Hoothoot
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Players should keep in mind to not use Bug, Fighting, and Grass-type counters as Hoothoot can easily counter them. Other than that any high-level Pokémons from the preferred counter types can be used by the players like Zapdos, Magneton, and Blastoise amongst many other options and they’ll be good to go.

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