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Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Virizion

Guide for the best counters against Virizion during Battle Guides!

Virizion is a Tier 5 Raid Boss and is a quadrupedal deer-like Pokémon. The top part of its body is covered with lush green leaf-like fur and its underbelly has a pastel green hue. Pink leaves grow out from its neck and green leaves protrude out from its shoulders. It has a deer-like appearance and pink eyes. It is a fairly easy Pokémon to fight against and in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters against Virizion to finish this raid quickly and easily.

Virizion in Pokémon Go 

Virizion is a dual-type Grass and Fighting Pokémon which makes it very vulnerable to Flying-type attacks. It has a maximum boss CP of 39601 and apart from Flying type counters, it is also vulnerable to Psychic, Fire, Fairy, Ice, and Poison-type attacks. This wide range of options makes it very easy to fight against Virizion for the players.

Virizion Movesets

Pokémon Go Virizion Moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Virizion are Double Kick and Sacred Sword which has a combined DPS of 67. It is also the best combination of attacks that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its moveset include Quick Attack, Leaf Blade, and Zen Headbutt among other good options.

Best counters against Virizion in Pokémon Go 

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

  • Moltres: Wing Attack/Sky Attack 
  • Rayquaza: Air Slash/Hurricane 
  • Honchkrow: Peck/Brave Bird 
  • Articuno(Galarian): Psycho Cut/Brave Bird 
  • Yveltal: Gust/Hurricane 
  • Staraptor: Gust/Brave Bird 
  • Braviary: Air Slash/Brave Bird 
  • Tornadus: Air Slash/Hurricane 
  • Tornadus (Incarnate): Air Slash/Hurricane 
  • Unfezant: Air Slash/Sky Attack 
  • Kartana: Air Slash/Aerial Ace 
  • Braviary(Hisuian): Air Slash/Brave Bird 
  • Tornadus (Therian): Gust/Hurricane 
  • Moltres(Galarian): Wing Attack/Brave Bird 
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut/Psystrike 
  • Zapdos: Thunder Shock/Drill Peck 
  • Lugia: Extrasensory/Aeroblast 
  • Toucannon: Peck/Drill Peck 
  • Ho-Oh: Extrasensory/Brave Bird 
  • Yanmega: Wing Attack/Aerial Ace 
  • Noivern: Air Slash/Hurricane 
  • Togekiss: Air Slash/Aerial Ace 
  • Reshiram: Fire Fang/Overheat 
  • Swellow: Wing Attack/Sky Attack 
  • Hoopa(Unbound): Confusion/Psychic 
  • Scyther: Air Slash/Aerial Ace 
  • Zapdos(Galarian): Counter/Brave Bird 
  • Lunala: Air Slash/Future Sight 
  • Sirfetch’d: Fury Cutter/Brave Bird 
  • Blaziken: Fire Spin/Brave Bird 

Mega Counters

  • Pidegot (Mega): Wing Attack/Brave Bird 
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Air Slash/Blast Burn 
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Psychic 
  • Latios(Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic 
  • Gengar(Mega): Lick/Sludge Bomb 
Pokémon Go Virizion
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Non-mega evolutions such as the likes of Mewtwo, Moltres, and Unfezant are good options against Virizion along with all the Mega evolution options listed above. Its double weakness towards Flying type attacks along with many other counters available against it makes it a pretty easy Pokémon to fight against and defeating it won’t be much of a problem for any player as long as they have the right set of counters.

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