Yveltal raid guide

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Yveltal is a legendary Pokemon from the main game series and in Pokemon GO. According to Pokemon GO “When this legendary Pokemon’s wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures”

Yveltal is the counterpart of Xerneus and part of the aura trio alongside Xerneus and Zygarde

To date Yveltal has appeared In 5* raids debuting on May 18th 2021 and reappearing for a second time on September 27th 2022

The shiny for Yveltal released for its second cycle in raids in September 2022

It has:

HP 246

Defence 185

Attack 250

Yveltal is number 717 in the Pokedex. is a Dark and Flying dual type Pokemon. It has four primary weaknesses. These are Electric, Fairy, Rock and Ice.

Its raid boss CP is 45,899

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 2073-2160
  • Weather boosted: 2591-2701

Yveltal is weather boosted by Fog or Windy weather


Yveltal has a wide moveset. It has 3 fast moves and 5 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Sucker Punch (Dark)
  • Snarl (Dark)
  • Gust (Flying)

Its charge moves are:

  • Hurricane (Flying)
  • Focus Blast (Fighting)
  • Hyper Beam (Normal)
  • Psychic (Psychic)
  • Dark Pulse (Dark)

Counters to Yveltal

Electric, Fairy, Rock and Ice are the types that Yveltal 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:

PokemonFast moveCharged move
ZekromCharge BeamWild Charge
ZapdosThunder Shock*Thunderbolt
RaikouVolt SwitchWild Charge
Mega AerodactylRock ThrowRock Slide
Thundurus (Therian)Volt SwitchThunderbolt
*=Legacy move

Other good counters you could choose include: Rampardos, Mega Manatric, Mega Ampharos, Rhyperior, Electivire and Darmanitan (Galarian standard)

Thoughts of Yveltal

Yveltal is an excellent legendary Pokemon with a decent typing and good bulk

It comes equipped with a viable moveset giving it lots of play especially in the Master league where it is the best Dark type in the open Master league. It is hoped that in the future Yveltal will get a move update to further improve it.

Its Attack stat is huge, competing with the likes of Groudon and Kyorge and its HP stat is massive, the defense stat isnt too bad either

In PvE it does ok but other Pokemon outperform it, for players who like to PvP Yveltal is certainly a Pokemon to raid for especially given its shiny has released with the September 2022 rotation as well

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