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.
|Supreme Galarian Weezing Raid Counters|
|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 (Normal)||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
- Landorus (Incarnate)
- Garchomp (with Earth Power)
- Lugia (right?)
Galarian Weezing Moves
|Fast Move||Charge Move|
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||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|
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.