Oranguru Weakness, Counters & Best Moveset in Pokemon GO

The Oranguru weakness, counters and best moveset in Pokemon GO are going to be important knowledge in the near future. The ape-like Pokemon will make its debut in Pokemon GO during Sustainability Week, which will take place from April 20th to April 25th. Since this is going to be your first chance to obtain Oranguru, you’ll need to know how to best counter it and what its ideal moveset is. So, let’s begin.

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Oranguru Weakness, Counters & Best Moveset in Pokemon GO

Oranguru Weakness in Pokemon GO

We’re going to cover the weakness of Oranguru in Pokemon GO before we dive into the counters and best moveset, since these are all interconnected. The first thing we need to know is what type of Pokemon Oranguru is. Well, it’s a Normal/Psychic type. As a result, its main weaknesses are Bug-type and Dark-type attacks, from which Oranguru takes 160% damage. On the other hand, it is somewhat immune to Ghost and Psychic attacks; to be more exact, it takes only about 63% damage from those. So, in a battle against Oranguru, you want to bring out your hardest hitters that have Dark and/or Bug attacks, while letting Ghosts and Psychics sit it out.

Pokemon GO Oranguru Counters & Best Moveset

We can now proceed with the Pokemon GO Oranguru counters and best moveset, since we know its weakness. As we’ve said, you need to use either Dark or Bug attacks against it. We’re going to give you some suggestions on who to use in the list below. Obviously, your mileage may vary depending on what you have in your Pokemon storage. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments.

  • Mega Houndoom (or regular Houndoom) with Snarl and Foul Play
  • Mega Absol (or regular Absol) with Snarl and Payback
  • Darkrai with Snarl and Dark Pulse
  • Mega Beedrill with Bug Bite and X-Scissor
  • Zarude with Bite and Dark Pulse
  • Weavile with Snarl and Foul Play
  • Tyranitar with Bite and Crunch

As for the best moveset for Oranguru in Pokemon GO, you’re probably best off with Confusion as the Quick Attack and Psychic as the Charge Attack. Both of these are Psychic attacks, and work great for both offense and defense. Its other potential Quick Attacks include Zen Headbutt (Psychic), Yawn (Normal) and Struggle (Normal, Legacy). As for Charge Attacks, it can also have Future Sight (Psychic), Foul Play (Dark), and Struggle (Normal, Legacy).

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