Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Onix

Guide for the best counters against Onix during Battle Raids!

Onix is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which looks like a snake made of rocks. It has a serpentine body that consists of gray boulders and pebbles. It also has a long horn on the top of its head along with small eyes. Even though it is a Tier 3 Raid Boss, it is a fairly easy Pokémon to fight against. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Onix in in Pokémon Go as easily as possible.

Onix in Pokémon Go

Onix is a dual-type Rock and Ground-type Pokémon with a maximum Raid Boss CP of 9429. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Grass, Water, Ground, Ice, and Steel-type attacks. It also has a 2x weakness towards Grass and Water type counters. This is the reason why even though it has a decent enough CP and is also a Raid Boss, pretty much any trainer with just the right type of counters can defeat it fairly easily all by themselves.

Onix Movesets

Pokémon Go Onix Counters
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The best moves from the moveset of Onix are Rock Throw and Rock Slide. Both of them have a combined DPS of 51.6 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its movepool include Tackle, Stone Edge, Heavy Slam, and Iron Head amongst other options.

Best counters against Onix in Pokémon Go

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

  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Sceptile (Mega): Bullet Seed/Frenzy Plant
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Kingler (Shadow): Bubble/Crabhammer
  • Venusaur (Mega): Razor Leaf/Frenzy Plant
  • Swampert (Shadow): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Feraligatr (Shadow): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Tangrowth (Shadow): Vine Whip/Solar Beam
  • Gyarados (Shadow): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Sceptile (Shadow): Bullet Seed/Frenzy Plant
  • Torterra (Shadow): Razor Leaf/ Frenzy Plant
  • Venusaur (Shadow): Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Exeggutor (Shadow): Bullet Seed/Solar Beam
  • Kartana: Razor Leaf/Leaf Blade
  • Victreebel (Shadow): Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
  • Sharpedo (Shadow): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Kyogre: Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Sirfetch’d (Shadow): Counter/Leaf Blade
  • Porygon-Z (Shadow): Lock-On/Solar Beam
  • Slowbro (Mega): Water Gun/Surf
  • Vileplume (Shadow): Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
  • Meganium (Shadow): Vine Whip/Frenzy Plant
  • Shiftry (Shadow): Razor Leaf/Leaf Blade
  • Tangela (Shadow): Vine Whip/Power Whip 
  • Blastoise (Shadow): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Leafage/Energy Ball
  • Omastar (Shadow): Water Gun/Hydro Pump
  • Kingdra (Shadow): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Gallade (Shadow): Low Kick/Leaf Blade
  • Zarude: Vine Whip/Power Whip
  • Politoed (Shadow): Bubble/Weather Ball
  • Metagross (Shadow): Bullet Punch/Meteor Mash 
  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Solar Beam 
Pokémon Go Onix Counters
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Players who have less experience and know what Pokémon they should bring into the battle, they should make sure to use their best Grass and Water-type Pokémon as Onix has a 2x weakness towards them and this will heavily put them in the favor of ending the battle on the winning side just by themselves.

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