Virizion Raid Guide

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Virizion is a legendary Pokemon from the Unova region. Virizion is known as the Iron Will Pokemon and according to Pokemon GO “It has a body and heart of steel. It worked with its allies to punish people when they hurt Pokemon”

Virizion is coming back to 5* raids on the 5th November 2021 at 10am local time and here till the 16th November 2021 at 10am local time.

It will be joined in raids during this time with Terrakion and Cobalion and all Pokemon caught during this time will learn the fighting move Sacred Sword

A shiny form of Virizion IS available

It has:

HP 209

Defence 229

Attack 192

Virizion is number 640 in the Pokedex. It is a Dual Grass and Fighting type Pokemon. It has several weaknesses. These are Flying (2x weakness), Fire, Fairy, Ice, Poison and Psychic.

Its Raid boss CP is 38,326

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 1649-1727
  • Weather boosted: 2051-2159

Virizion is weather boosted by Sunny and Cloudy weather

Moveset for Virizion

Virizion has 2 fast moves and 3 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)
  • Quick Attack (Normal)

Its charge moves are:

  • Stone Edge (Rock)
  • Leaf Blade (Grass)
  • Close Combat (Fighting)
  • Sacred Sword (Fighting) – Virizion caught during this event will know this move but it won thave it during the raid battle
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Counters to Virizion

Flying (2x weakness), Fire, Fairy, Ice, Poison and Psychic are the types that Virizion is weak too therefore anything possessing this typing/move sets will be effective.

Here are some of the most effective counters and the movesets to go with:

Moltres

  • Wing Attack (fast move)
  • Sky Attack (Charge move) – Legacy move

Yveltal

  • Gust (Fast move)
  • Hurricane (Charge move)

Rayquaza

  • Air Slash (Fast move)
  • Hurricane (Charge move) – Legacy move

Shadow Honchkrow

  • Peck (Fast move)
  • Sky Attack (Charge move) – Legacy move

Mega Pidgeot

  • Gust (Fast move) – Legacy move
  • Brave Bird (Charge move)

Staraptor

  • Wing Attack (Fast move)
  • Brave Bird (Charge move)

Other effective counters would include Shadow Zapdos, Honchkrow, Shadow Moltres, Braviary and Shadow Ho-Oh

Virizion a bit like Terrakion has a lot of weaknesses, with Flying being deadly against it as it’s a 2x weakness. In the PvE Virizion is not much use due to a poor moveset.

In PvP it fairs a little better. It shares the same base stats as Cobalion. It can be used somewhat In the Ultra league and even the master league if played properly although there are much better choices available in both leagues

As it’s a Legendary Pokemon, to give it a second charge move costs 100 candies and 100,000 Stardust. It requires 20KM as a buddy to earn a candy walking.

How many Virizion will you be raiding?!

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