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Pokemon GO Virizion Guide: Counters, Weakness, Stats, and More

Along with the Pokemon GO Throwback Challenges, Niantic has also released the Generation V Pokemon Virizion in Pokemon GO.

This is not the first time for Virizion to arrive in the game. In fact, it already appeared in Pokemon GO several times. But to celebrate the arrival of Remote Raid Passes, Niantic has to re-release the Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon GO once again. In case you’re planning to take down this Pokemon, then you might want to check our Pokemon GO Virizion guide.

The Legendary Virizion is a grass/fighting-type Pokemon introduced in Generation V. In Pokemon GO, it has a max CP of 39,601 and it is recommended to have at least 2 players to defeat it.

Knowing what type of Pokemon Virizion is, we already know that it will be weak against fairy, fire, ice, poison, psychic, and flying-type Pokemon. To help you prepare for the raid, check out our list of Pokemon that you can use against Virizion.

Best Counter Against Virizion

  • Moltres with Wing Attack and Sky Attack
  • Honchkrow with Peck and Sky Attack
  • Rayquaza with Air Slash and Aerial Ace
  • Unfezant with Air Slash and Sky Attack
  • Tornadus with Air Slash and Hurricane
  • Mewtwo with Confusion and Psystrike

In Pokemon GO, Virizion will be able to learn Quick Attack and Zen Headbutt as fast moves and Close Combat, Stone Edge, and Leaf Blade as charged moves.

After defeating the Legendary Pokemon in raids, you will be able to catch Virizion with a max CP of 1727. When weather boosted, you will have a chance to get a Virizion with max CP of 2159. In addition, the shiny form of Virizion is also available in Pokemon GO.

Pokemon GO Virizion Legendary Raid is available starting from May 12th at 1:00 PM (PDT) until May 19th at 1:00 PM (PDT).

By Samantha Hubble

An ambitious Electronics engineer in the making. You can usually find her at the library or at the bedroom playing her favorite game Pokemon Sun and Moon. She's currently based in Japan for her internship.