Xerneas Raid guide


Xerneas is a legendary Pokemon from the Kalos region

It is Yveltal’s counterpart and part of the Aura trio alongside Yveltal and Zygarde

On its second release to the game on October 8th 2022, its shiny version became available

It has:

  • HP: 246
  • Attack: 250
  • Defence: 185

Xerneas is number 716 in the Pokedex and is a pure Fairy type Pokemon. It has weakness to Steel and Poison

Its raid boss CP is 45,899

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 2073-2160
  • Weather boosted 2591-2701

Xerneas is weather boosted by Cloudy weather


Moveset for Xerneas

Xerneas has 2 Fast moves and 5 Charged moves

Its Fast moves are:

  • Tackle (Normal)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

Its Charged moves are:

  • Megahorn (Bug)
  • Close Combat (Fighting)
  • Giga Impact (Normal)
  • Thunder (Electric)
  • Moonblast (Fairy)

Counters to Xerneas

Steel and Poison are the types that Xerneas is weak to therefore anything possessing this typing/moveset will be effective.

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

PokemonFast moveCharged move
MetagrossBullet PunchMeteor Mash*
DialgaMetal ClawIron Head
ExcadrillMetal ClawIron Head
Mega GengarShadow ClawSludge Bomb
RoseradePoison JabSludge Bomb
ZacianMetal ClawIron Head
*=Legacy move

Other effective counters you could use include: Nihilego, Genesect (Burn drive), Genesect (Normal drive), Genesect (Douse drive), Jirachi and Overqwil

Thoughts on Xerneas

The release of shiny Xerneas is exciting and will be one many people chase hard for

Xerneas in PvP is currently held back by a pretty poor moveset, its fast moves in particular are very poor

As its a legendary Pokemon, it is 100 candies and 100,000 stardust in order to get a second charged move unlocked

Even though it’s held back a bit in PvP it has some excellent stats and with a future move update, it will be a top tier master league Pokemon choice

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