Zacian Raid Battle Guide

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Zacian is a legendary pokemon from the Galar region. According to Pokemon Go “Known as a legendary hero, this pokemon absorbs metal particles, transforming them into a weapon it uses to battle”

Zacian is appearing in 5* raids for the first time in its Hero of many battles form from August 20th 2021 to August 26th 2021 at 10am Local time.

It has:

HP 192

Defence 236

Attack 254

Zacian is number 888 in the Pokedex. is a Fairy type Pokemon. It has two primary weaknesses. These are Steel and Poison .

Its Raid Boss CP is 52,195

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 2100-2188
  • Weather boosted: 2625- 2735

Zacian is weather boosted by cloudy weather



Zacian has a wide moveset. It has 4 fast moves and 4 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Metal claw (Steel)
  • Snarl (Dark)
  • Quick Attack (Normal)
  • Fire Fang (Fire)

Its charge moves are:

  • Play Rough (Fairy)
  • Iron head (Steel)
  • Wild Charge (Electric)
  • Close Combat (Fighting)
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Counters to Zacian

Steel and Poison are the typings that Zacian 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:


  • Poison Jab (fast move)
  • Sludge Bomb (Charge move)

Mega Gengar

  • Shadow Claw/Lick (Fast move – Legacy move)
  • Sludge Bomb


  • Metal Claw (Fast move)
  • Iron Head (Charge move)


  • Bullet Punch (Fast move)
  • Meteor Mash (Charge move – Legacy move)


  • Metal Claw (Fast move)
  • Iron Head (Charge move)


  • Metal Claw (Fast move)
  • Magnet Bomb (Charge move)

Other effective counters would include, Mewtwo, Scizor, Victreebel, Venasaur and Beedrill

How many Zacian will you be raiding?!

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