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Pokémon Go: Best Movesets and Counters for Nihilego

Guide for the best counters against Nihilego!

Nihiego is a Rock and Poison type Ultra Beast Tier 5 Raid Boss and is vulnerable to Ground, Steel, Water, and Psychic moves. Nihilego has a maximum raid boss CP of 48,499. Nihilego is boosted by Partly Cloudy and Cloudy weather. The Pokémon is four times weak to Ground moves and Trainers should use those Pokémon which are best in dealing ground attacks. In this Pokémon Go guide, we will have a look over the best movesets and counters for defeating Nihilego.

Nihilego in Pokémon Go

Nihilego’s strongest moves include Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb which are the best moveset combination that has the highest total DPS and is the best moveset for PvP battles. The Pokémon was originally found in the Alola region and has 249 attack points, 210 defense points, and 240 stamina points. There are currently no evolutions for Nihilego. The CP ranges of Nihilego are 2167 to 2256 at level 20 and 2709 to 2829 at level 25 with Partly Cloudy and Cloudy weather boost.

Nihilego Movesets

Pokémon Go Nihilego counters
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Nihilego’s quick moves include Pound, Acid, and Poison Jab whereas the main moves include Rock Slide, Power Gem, Sludge Bomb, and Gunk Shot. There is a very low chance that players can get a shiny Nihilego in Pokémon Go.

Best counters against Nihilego in Pokémon Go

Below is the list of best counters for Nihilego in Pokémon Go

  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Psychic
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Latios (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud-Shot/Earthquake
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earthpower
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Groudon: Mud-Shot/Earthquake
  • Landorus: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Latias (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Psychic
  • Rhydon: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Golurk: Mud-Slap/Earth Power
  • Steelix (Mega): Thunder Fang/Earthquake
  • Krookodile: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Kangaskhan (Mega): Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap/Bulldoze
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Steel Wing/Earth Power
  • Donphan: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Golem: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Mewtwo: Confusion/Psystrike
  • Aggron (Mega): Iron Tail/Heavy Slam
  • Beedrill (Mega): Infestation/Drill Run
  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Psychic
  • Scizor (Mega): Bullet Punch/Iron Head
  • Swampert: Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Flygon: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Slowbro (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Confusion/Psychic
  • Metagross: Bullet Punch/Earthquake
  • Dugtrio (Alola): Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Seismitoad: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Terrakion: Double Kick/Earthquake
  • Hippowdon: Thunder Fang/Earth Power
Pokémon Go Nihilego counters
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Remember to use these moves effectively when confronted with Nihilego in Pokémon Go. Remain extra cautious for Nihilego’s two best moves, Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb.

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