If you want to catch Yveltal in Pokemon GO, you’ll need to defeat in a Tier 5 Raid first. It isn’t easy, though!

To beat Yveltal with some time to spare, you will want to battle in this Raid with a team of at least five Pokemon trainers. Additionally, all of these trainers should have Pokemon that can exploit Yveltal’s weaknesses.

Yveltal Pokemon GO Flying

Yveltal Type

Yveltal is a Dark/Flying-type Pokemon.

This means you’ll have four weaknesses and five resistances to consider when you are choosing which Pokemon to use when battling it.

Yveltal Pokemon GO Pokedex

Yveltal Weaknesses & Resistances

RockGround (Double Resistance)
Psychic (Double Resistance)

Attacks of all 4 of the above types do 160% damage to Yveltal. This means you’ll want to use Electric, Fairy, Ice, and Rock-type Pokemon in Yveltal Raids.

Dark, Ghost, and Grass attacks only do 63% damage to Yveltal. Meanwhile, Yveltal is double resistant to Ground and Psychic-type attacks, so they only deal 39% damage.

Pokemon GO Yveltal Shadow

Best Pokemon to Counter Yveltal in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Yveltal include Mega Manectric, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Gardevoir, Xurkitee, Zekrom, and Rampardos.

However, any Pokemon with vital Rock, Electric, Ice, and Fairy moves will be effective against this Legendary Pokemon as all of these attack types deal 160% damage to it.

These are our top 10 picks for Pokemon to use against Yveltal:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega ManectricMega Manectric Pokemon GOCharge BeamWild Charge
Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar Pokemon GOSmack DownStone Edge
Mega GardevoirMega Gardevoir Pokemon GOCharmDazzling Gleam
XurkitreeXurkitree Pokemon GOSparkDischarge
ZekromPokemon GO ZekromCharge BeamWild Charge
Therian Forme ThundurusPokemon GO Therian Forme ThundurusVolt SwitchThunderbolt
RampardosPokemon GO RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
RhyperiorPokemon GO RhyperiorSmack DownRock Wrecker
ElectivireElectivire Pokemon GOThunder ShockWild Charge
RaikouPokemon GO RaikouThunder ShockWild Charge
ZapdosZapdos Pokemon GOThunder ShockThunderbolt

Pokemon GO Yveltal Raid Dates

Xerneas is a Tier 5 Raid boss in Pokemon GO from August 16 to 23 and August 27 to September 1, 2023—the Raid rotation at changes at 10 AM local time on these days.

Additionally, winning an Yveltal Raid during this period will give you an encounter with Yveltal that knows the featured charged attack Oblivion Wing.

Senior Staff Writer
Django grew up with a PlayStation controller in his hands and loves all kinds of games, from Football Manager to Yakuza.
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