Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Paras

Guide for best counters against Paras in battle raids!

Paras has finally appeared in Pokémon Go. Although Paras is a tough Pokémon to defeat, like every other tough Pokémon, Paras also has its vulnerabilities which can be used against it with the best counter moves. We will discuss the best possible raid counters and move sets to defeat Paras in Pokémon Go.

Paras in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go Paras
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Paras is a dual-type grass and bug Pokémon which is extremely vulnerable to Fire, Ice, Flying, Rock, and Poison type moves which makes it very easy to deal damage on this beast. But strategy and the correct use of moves will remain the key factor to defeating Paras during battle raids.

Paras Movesets

Paras has a variety of moves which makes it a difficult opponent to defeat. Its fast moves include Bug Bite and Scratch, and on the other hand, its charge moves include Seed bomb, X-Scissor, and Cross Poison which can deal heavy damage to the opponent. But these moves can be easily countered if the opponent uses the right strategy and moves at the right time.

Best counters against Paras in Pokémon Go

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

Pokémon Go Paras Counters
  • Moltres: Wing Attack/Sky Attack
  • Arcanine: Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  • Houndoom: Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  • Entei: Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  • Flareon: Fire Spin/Flamethrower
  • Heatran: Fire Spin/Flamethrower
  • Delphox: Fire Spin/Flamethrower
  • Chandelure: Fire Spin/Flame Charge
  • Charizard: Wing Attack/Blast Burn
  • Unfezant: Air Slash/Sky Attack
  • Honchkrow: Peck/Sky Attack
  • Sirfetch’d: Fury Cutter/Brave Bird
  • Typhlosion: Ember/Blast Burn
  • Emboar: Ember/Blast Burn
  • Blaziken: Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Infernape: Fire Spin/Blast burn
  • Rayquaza: Air Slash/Ariel attack
  • Darmanitan: Incinerate/Rock Slide
  • Rompardos: SmackDown/Flamethrower
  • Simisear: Fire Spin/Flamethrower
  • Heatmor: Fire Spin/Flamethrower
  • Magmortar: Fire Spin/Fire Punch
  • Reshiram: Fire Fang/Draco Meteor
  • Straptor: Quick attack/Brave Bird
  • Zapdos: Thundershock/Drill Peck
  • Yveltal: Snarl/Hurricane
  • Tapu Koko: Quick attack/Brave bird
  • Pyroar: Fire fang/Flame charge
  • Rapidash: Incinerate/Flame Charge
  • Togekiss: Air Slash/Flamethrower
  • Rufflet: Wing Attack/Brave Bird
  • Swellow: Wing Attack/Brave Bird
  • Murkrow: Peck/Drill Peck

These are the best movesets and counters available to effectively defeat Paras during battle raids in Pokémon Go.

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