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Kirlia Raid Counters Guide

Kirlia Raid Counters Guide
Kirlia raid counters


Kirlia is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is a part of the Hisuian Discoveries Event, which has the following schedule:

Event Date and time
Hisuian Discoveries Event Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time


Kirlia can evolve into a Garveoir (male or female) or a Gallade (male). Gardevoir is one of the best Fairy types in the game for PvE and is set to be one of the strongest mega evolutions on its release in the future. Gallade also has a cool mega evolution.

Kirlia can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 508 – 552 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 635 – 690 CP at Level 25 with Windy or Cloudy weather boost

Being a Psychic and Fairy type, Kirlia is weak to the Ghost, Poison, and Steel types. 

High-level trainers can easily solo Kirlia, while trainers of a lower level might need 2-3 trainers to take down Whiscash.

Kirlia Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Kirlia are the following:

Kirlia Counters
Supreme Counters
Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Great Counters
Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash* Steel
Roserade Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Dialga Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
Excadrill Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Venusaur (Mega) Razor Leaf Grass Sludge Bomb Poison
Scizor Bullet Punch Steel Iron Head Steel
Nihilego Acid Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Steelix (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Heavy Slam Steel
Toxicroak Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison

*denotes a legacy move

Some other counter options are Empoleon, Victreebel, Nidoking, Genesect and Salazzle (if you have one).

Stats and Max CP

Kirlia PsychicFairy
Max CP at Level 40 966 | Max CP at Level 50 1093
ATK 117 DEF 90 HP 116
Weak to Strong Against
Ghost Poison Steel Fighting Poison Dark Dragon

Kirlia Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Charge Beam Electric
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Disarming Voice Fairy
  • Shadow Sneak Ghost

All the best, trainers!