Nihilego is a Rock and Poison type Ultra Beast Tier-5 Raid boss. Best Nihilego raid counters include powerful Ground, Psychic, Water and Steel types, with a mixed range of different counters available to help you defeat it. It is 2x weak to Ground.
Nihilego Raid Boss CP is 48499, and you can catch it in the following CP Ranges:
- 2167 CP to 2256 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
- 2709 CP to 2829 CP at Level 25, with Partly Cloudy and Cloudy weather boost
Depending on your levels and counters, we would recommend 3-5 high level Trainers, and more if you don’t have optimal teams.
Best Nihilego Counters in Pokémon GO
List of counters for the Nihilego Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, including best Pokémon to defeat it, highest DPS attackers, and moves to use. Learn which Pokémon are the best choice to beat this raid boss.
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Alakazam (Mega)||Psycho Cut Psychic||Psychic Psychic||372.89s||19.67|
|2.||Excadrill||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||436.99s||8.00|
|3.||Latios (Mega)||Zen Headbutt Psychic||Psychic Psychic||421.71s||16.08|
|4.||Landorus (Therian)||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||427.17s||15.33|
|5.||Garchomp||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||448.43s||11.33|
|6.||Rhyperior||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||462.14s||8.75|
|7.||Groudon||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||460.57s||11.67|
|8.||Landorus||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||447.18s||16.42|
|9.||Landorus (Incarnate)||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||447.91s||16.25|
|10.||Blastoise (Mega)||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon Water||452.03s||18.25|
|11.||Latias (Mega)||Zen Headbutt Psychic||Psychic Psychic||479.52s||15.17|
|12.||Rhydon||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||502.25s||11.25|
|13.||Gyarados (Mega)||Waterfall Water||Hydro Pump Water||487.44s||16.17|
|14.||Golurk||Mud-Slap Ground||Earth Power Ground||498.36s||13.08|
|15.||Steelix (Mega)||Thunder Fang Electric||Earthquake Ground||534.32s||5.67|
|16.||Krookodile||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||497.99s||15.75|
|17.||Kangaskhan (Mega)||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||502.32s||17.67|
|18.||Mamoswine||Mud-Slap Ground||Bulldoze Ground||504.91s||18.42|
|19.||Aerodactyl (Mega)||Steel Wing Steel||Earth Power Ground||495.57s||21.83|
|20.||Donphan||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||527.55s||15.08|
|21.||Golem||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||542.86s||12.75|
|22.||Mewtwo||Confusion Psychic||Psystrike Psychic||525.90s||21.67|
|23.||Aggron (Mega)||Iron Tail Steel||Heavy Slam Steel||582.03s||9.58|
|24.||Beedrill (Mega)||Infestation Bug||Drill Run Ground||502.79s||27.83|
|25.||Gengar (Mega)||Lick Ghost||Psychic Psychic||554.59s||18.00|
|26.||Scizor (Mega)||Bullet Punch Steel||Iron Head Steel||565.30s||15.83|
|27.||Swampert||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||573.53s||15.67|
|28.||Flygon||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||566.00s||18.83|
|29.||Slowbro (Mega)||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic||577.45s||18.33|
|30.||Hoopa (Unbound)||Confusion Psychic||Psychic Psychic||553.01s||24.50|
|31.||Metagross||Bullet Punch Steel||Earthquake Ground||610.93s||12.92|
|32.||Dugtrio (Alola)||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||589.80s||19.08|
|33.||Seismitoad||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||609.41s||19.33|
|34.||Terrakion||Double Kick Fighting||Earthquake Ground||634.59s||16.58|
|35.||Hippowdon||Thunder Fang Electric||Earth Power Ground||641.49s||15.75|
With a wide range of counters and a fair few different type weaknesses thanks to that Rock and Poison dual typing, most trainers should find themselves able to whip up a strong team of 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.
Nihilego Moveset Analysis
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Nihilego is the #1 non-mega poison type attacker in the game. Sadly it doesn’t have a Rock type fast move so loses out as a Rock type attacker, but as a Poison type it gains STAB and absolutely rocks!
|Max CP at lvl 40 3940 / lvl 50 4465|
|ATK 249||DEF 210||HP 240|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Ground x2 Water Psychic Steel||Grass Fairy Fire Bug Ice|
Nihilego is the first ever Ultra Beast available in Pokémon GO! Ultra Beasts have some amazing stats, and Nihilego now becomes the number one non-mega Poison type attacker in Pokémon GO.