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Pokemon GO Virizion Raid Guide – Best Counters & Weaknesses

If you need to win a Virizion Raid in Pokemon GO, here’s everything you need to know to exploit this Legendary’s weaknesses!

You need to be prepared if you want to win any Tier 5 Legendary Raid in Pokemon GO, due to their difficulty.

Even if Virizion is one of the easier Legendary Pokemon to defeat, you will want to counter its weaknesses and make the battle as straightforward as possible.

Luckily, we got a list of all of its weaknesses as well as the best Pokemon to use in Virizion Raids!

How to Beat Virizion in Pokemon GO Elite Raids

As Virizion is a 5-star Legendary Raid boss, you will ideally have a team of at least 5 high-level Pokemon trainers to take it down.

All of these trainers will need to bring Pokemon that counter Virizion to battle so you can exploit its double weakness to Flying!

Before you go into battle around Virizion, make sure you know the top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids as well!

Virizion Pokemon GO Leaves

What Type is Virizion?

Virizion is a Grass/Fighting-type Pokemon, making it relatively easy to counter in Raids.

It has 6 weaknesses as well as 6 resistances you need to consider before you battle it.

Virizion Weaknesses

  • Flying (Double Weakness)
  • Fairy
  • Fire
  • Ice
  • Psychic
  • Poison

Virizion has a double weakness to Flying-type attacks, meaning they do a whopping 256% damage to it! Additionally, the other 5 types it is weak to do 160% damage.

Virizion Resistances

  • Dark
  • Electric
  • Grass
  • Ground
  • Rock
  • Water

Virizion resists all of the above types, meaning they only deal 63% damage to it. You’ll want to avoid using Pokemon of these types when fighting Virizion.

Pokemon GO Cobalion Virizion Terrakion

Best Pokemon to Counter Virizion in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Virizion in Raids are Mega Pidgeot, Mega Charizard Y, Moltres, and Rayquaza. This is because they are all powerful Pokemon with strong Flying-type attacks.

However, any Pokemon with powerful Flying attacks will be great against Virizion.

Here are our top 10 picks to battle this Legendary Pokemon:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega PidgeotPokemon GO Mega PidgeotWing AttackBrave Bird
Mega Charizard YPokemon GO Mega Charizard YAir SlashBlast Burn
MoltresPokemon GO MoltresWing AttackSky Attack
RayquazaRayquaza Pokemon GOAir SlashHurricane
HonchkrowHonchkrow Pokemon GOPeckSky Attack
YveltalYveltal Pokemon GOGust Hurricane
StaraptorStaraptor Pokemon GOGustBrave Bird
BraviaryBraviary Pokemon GOAir SlashBrave Bird
TornadusTornadus Pokemon GOAir SlashHurricane
UnfezantUnfeazant Pokemon GOAir SlashSky Attack

Before you battle Virizion, you’ll need to make sure your Pokemon are as powerful as possible. Here’s the fastest way to earn Candy in Pokemon GO!

When is Virizion in Pokemon GO Raids?

Virizion is the 5-Star Legendary Raid boss in Pokemon GO from December 1 – December 8, 2022.

At the moment, it is not known when Virizion will return to Raids after these dates so make sure to battle and catch it while you can!

Check out the December 2022 Pokemon GO Raid Schedule to find out what Legendary and Mega pokemon will be available to fight during the month.

Is There Shiny Virizion in Pokemon GO?

Yes, there is a shiny version of Virizion in Pokemon GO and it is possible to catch after defeating Virizion in Raid Battles.

Instead of green, the shiny version of Virizion is a pink-red color. This makes it very easy to tell apart from the standard one!

Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find out the exact chances of encountering shiny Legendaries.

Shiny Virizion Pokemon GO Pokedex

Best Virizion Attacks & Moveset in Pokemon GO

The best attacks for Virizion in Pokemon GO are the Fighting-type attacks Double Kick and Sacred Sword.

If you want to teach it another charged attack or don’t have the exclusive charged attack Sacred Sword, then Close Combat is another powerful option.

These are all of the attacks that Virizion can learn in Pokemon GO:

Fast AttacksCharged Attacks
Quick Attack (Normal)Stone Edge (Rock)
Zen Headbutt (Psychic)Leaf Blade (Grass)
Double Kick (Fighting)Close Combat (Fighting)
Sacred Sword (Fighting)

Here’s how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO so you can teach your Virizion powerful attacks!

Virizion Stats

Virizion has no stand-out stats in Pokemon GO. Its highest one is defense but its attack, defense, and stamina are all around the 200-mark.

StatValue
Attack192
Defense229
Stamina209
Max CP 3417

If you want to get your Virizion up to its maximum CP, you’ll need to know how to get more XL Candy in Pokemon GO!

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