Pokemon GO Yveltal Weakness, Counters & Best Moveset

In our Pokemon Go Yveltal Weakness, Counters & Best Moveset guide, we are going to give you all the info you’ll need to battle against it in Raids. In fact, Yveltal is going to be appearing in five-star Raids from September 27th to October 8th (plus two Raid Hours on September 28th and October 5th). You’re gonna need all the help you can get; this Pokemon is nothing to sneeze at. So, let’s begin.

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yveltal weakness counters & best moveset in pokemon go
Yveltal Weakness, Counters & Best Moveset in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Yveltal Weakness & Counters

We are going to begin this guide with the weakness and counters for Yveltal in Pokemon GO, and then we’ll dive into its moveset. This Pokemon is weak against Rock, Electric, Fairy and Ice attacks, which deal 160% damage. On the other hand, Psychic, Ground, Dark, Grass and Ghost are not effective at all. In the list below, we’ll give you some suggestions on which Pokemon to use in this fight.

  • Zekrom with Charge Beam and Wild Charge
  • Xurkitree with Spark and Discharge
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Zen or Galarian Standard) with Ice Fang and Avalanche
  • Therian Thundurus with Volt Switch or Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt
  • Rhyperior with Smack Down and Rock Wrecker
  • Raikou (Shadow or regular) with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide
  • Mega Aerodactyl with Rock Throw and Rock Slide
  • Electivire (Shadow or regular) with Thunder Shock and Wild Charge
  • Mamoswine (Shadow or regular) with Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Magnezone (Shadow or regular) with Spark and Wild Charge
  • Zapdos (Shadow or regular) Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt

Pokemon GO Yveltal Best Moveset

So, that’s all you need when it comes to the weakness and best counters against Yveltal in Pokemon GO, but what about its best moveset? Well, this Pokemon is a Dark / Flying type, so that’s probably the combo you should stick to, one way or the other. In our opinion, your best way forward is with Sucker Punch (Dark) as your Quick Attack and Hurricane (Flying) as your Charged Attack. If you want to, you can also go with Snarl (Dark) as the Quick Attack, and even Gust (Flying), if you want to “specialize.”

Those are all the Quick Attacks that Yveltal can have, by the way. There’s a number of other Charged Attacks, though. They include Hyper Beam (Normal), Dark Pulse (Dark), Focus Blast (Fighting), and Psychic (Psychic). So, feel free to go with whatever works for you.

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