Galarian Weezing

The two Best (non-shadow/non-mega) Galarian Weezing counters are the ever useful, but legacy, Psystrike Mewtwo and Meteor Mash Metagross. Galarian Weezing is a dual Fairy Poison type, is boosted by Cloudy weather, and has weaknesses to the following types: Steel, Ground, Psychic.

As a Tier 3, its stat composition of 174 Attack, 197 Defense, and 3,600 Stamina brings its raid boss CP to 16,511, or a very manageable solo for higher level trainers. If you aren’t sure if you can manage stick to groups of 2+. You can catch a Galarian Weezing Raid boss with the following CPs:

  • 1242 – 1310 (Unboosted Level 20 raid catch)
  • 1553 – 1637 (Boosted Level 25 raid catch in Cloudy)

Galarian Weezing Counters

The following table lists the best Galarian Weezing counters in Pokémon GO. Italics indicate legacy Movesets. Generally, their usefulness is based on this legacy Moveset.

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Supreme Galarian Weezing Raid Counters
Mewtwo
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Psystrike Psychic
  • Psychic Psychic
You can assume that, if anything is weak to Psychic, Mewtwo will make an amazing counter. There is no question, it is the best Psychic type in the game. It has no weakness to any of Galarian Weezing’s moves. In the case of Mewtwo vs Galarian Weezing – Psycho Cut/Psystrike is the Number 1 Moveset; however, if you missed Psystrike then Confusion/Psychic is Number 2. Either way, Mewtwo is King
Gengar (Mega) Hex Ghost Psychic Psychic
Even without a Psychic fast move to back it up, Mega Gengar still makes an excellent counter down to sheer strength. If you do not have enough mega energy (or just don’t want to use it battling a tier 3 raid) then there are plenty of other options to choose from.
Excellent Galarian Weezing Raid Counters
Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel
Meteor Mash Metagross does some mean work in Raids. In this case, it comes in just behind a Confusion/Psychic Mewtwo. If you’re lucky enough to have a few of with Meteor Mash go ahead and use them; however, if you aren’t so lucky a Zen Headbutt/Psychic Metagross is still good, but would drop down to the same level as Jirachi. Although Steel resists almost all of Galarian Weezing’s Moves – WATCH OUT for Overheat as Metagross will take a large hit from this Fire-type move.
Dialga Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
This enigmatic Dragon seems to have proven quite useful. Although Dragon Pokèmon aren’t the usual goto against Fairy Pokèmon, the strong Steel Moves and STAB that Dialga enjoys a spot on this list. In addition, typically a Fairy Charge Move would spell disaster for a Dragon the dual typing of Steel negates any weakness to Fairy Moves. The same is the case for Fire Moves. Its power and resistance to both Normal and Poison moves makes it very useful.
Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
The first Ground type to appear and exploit the Poison secondary typing, Rhyperior should be easily available having had a community day and Rhyhorn being strongly featured in Kanto Tour earlier this year.
Excadrill Metal Claw Steel Drill Run Ground
Excadrill combines two of Weezing’s weaknesses in one pokémon, as such it will definitely come in handy. Unfortunately, its Ground typing won’t save it from a weakness to Fire, but it will increase its resistance to Poison yet another stage. That means Poison Move do just under 25% damage! It has a Steel and a Ground fast and charge moves so it would be hard to pick a ‘wrong’ moveset, just TM away Rock Slide and you are good to go!
Good Galarian Weezing Raid Counters
Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground
Very strong Ground legendary but Excadrill and Rhyperior are better and more easily available counters.
Jirachi Confusion Psychic Doom Desire Steel
Not often a Mythical makes an appearance… a dual Steel/Psychic typing makes this a rather fancy counter if you have one powered up and want to show it off.
Genesect Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel
Another rather fancy counter but be absolutely aware that if Weezing has Overheat then it will die instantly.
Lower tier Galarian Weezing Raid Counters
On a budget? See if you have any of these already powered up…
Aggron Iron tail/Heavy Slam  Steel
Golem Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground
Charizard (MegaY) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire

There are some great shadow Pokémon available, including two of the top counters Mewtwo and Metagross. So by all means, if you have one or both of these powered up then you can really let rip! Shadow Aggron and Scizor also get an honourable mention with Alakazam and Tyranitar lower down the list.

Other options that aren’t too bad

  • Latios
  • Reshiram
  • Landorus (Incarnate)
  • Garchomp (with Earth Power)
  • Groudon
  • Golurk
  • Lugia (right?)

Galarian Weezing Moves

Fast Move Charge Move
  • Tackle Normal (fast)
  • Sludge Poison (3 bar)
  • Hyper Beam Normal (1 bar)
  • Play Rough Fairy (2 bar)
  • Overheat Fire (1 bar)

As can be seen from this table Steel Pokèmon resit all the moves except Overheat, which they are week to. In other words, don’t use Steel counters against Overheat – especially in the Sunny weather.

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Weezing
Sunny Boosted Ground Boosted Overheat Fire
Partly Cloudy Boosted Tackle Normal and Hyper Beam Normal
Cloudy Level 25 Galarian Weezing Boosted Sludge Poison and Play Rough Fairy
Rainy
Snow Boosted Steel
Fog
Windy Boosted Psychic

As you can see raiding it in Cloudy weather, will boost 2 different Charge Moves, it will reward the work with a higher level Galarian Weezing to catch. The two more rare conditions – Windy or Snow – will definitely make the battle easier. Good news/bad news is the Northern Hemisphere is now seeing a lot more Snow in-game.

Shiny Galar Weezing became available August 2021 as part of Ultra Unlock Part 3.

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