Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Oranguru

Guide for the best counters against Oranguru during Battle Raids!

Oranguru is a dual-type Pokémon that has ape-like features. It has white fur along with Grey skin. Its face is wide in structure and has a 4-edged star on its forehead and has a cloak rising from its back and is always seen holding a fan made of leaves in its hand. Oranguru is a Tier 3 Raid Boss and is a part of the Psychic Spectacular 2022 event which starts on September 8, 2022, at 10 and ends on September 12, 2022, at 8 pm. It is a decent opponent to fight against and in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters to defeat it easily. 

Oranguru in Pokémon Go

Oranguru is a dual-type Normal and Psychic Pokémon which means it is vulnerable to Bug and Dark-type attacks. It has a max CP of 2770 which means it’s not too hard to fight against but it also doesn’t mean it should be taken lightly. The dual nature of Oranguru makes it easier for the players to build a team to fight against it as they have more than a singular Pokémon type to choose from.

Oranguru Movesets

Pokémon Go Oranguru
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The best movesets for Oranguru are Confusion and Psychic and both of them have a combined DPS of 52.6. This is the best combination that can be used by the players in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its movesets include Zen Headbutt, Future Sight, and Yawn amongst others.

Best counters against Oranguru in Pokémon Go

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

  • Hydreigon: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Darkrai: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz 
  • Weavile: Snarl/Foul Play 
  • Yveltal: Suckered Punch/Dark Pulse 
  • Deoxys(Attack): Poison Jab/Dark Pulse 
  • Zarude: Bite/Dark Pulse 
  • Houndoom: Snarl/Foul Play 
  • Honchkrow: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Bisharp: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Tyranitar: Bite/Crunch 
  • Hoppa(Unbound): Astonish/Dark Pulse 
  • Absol: Snarl/Payback 
  • Genesect(Douse): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor 
  • Genesect(Normal): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor 
  • Genesect (Burn): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor 
  • Escavslier: Bug Bite/Megahorn 
  • Yanmega: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz 
  • Vikavolt: Bug Bite/X-Scissor 
  • Krookodile: Snarl/Crunch 
  • Incineroar: Snarl/Dark Pulse 
  • Shiftry: Snarl/Foul Play 
Pokémon Go Oranguru moveset
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Players should try to avoid using Fighting and Poison type Pokémons against Oranguru as it is strong against those counters. Some good Pokémons players should try to have on their team are Darkrai, Pheromosa, and Honchkrow amongst other good choices. High-level players can choose to fight against Oranguru alone and be able to defeat it too but it is recommended for normal-level players to fight against it in groups of 3 or 4 players if they want to secure their victory completely.

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