Virizion Raid Guide

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Virizion is a Tier 5 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO with a Raid Boss CP of 39601 CP. It is a Grass and Fighting type Pokemon, which makes it incredibly vulnerable to Flying type moves. On top of this, it is also weak to powerful Psychic, Fire, Fairy, Ice, and Poison type attackers.

Below are the CP values to look for as it pertains to a 100% Virizion and the Pokemon that should be used to counter Virizion in most normal scenarios.

  • Level 20 CP range: 1649 CP – 1727 CP
  • Level 25 CP range: 2061 CP – 2159 CP (Sunny weather)

Shiny Virizion is available in Pokémon GO. Due to its heavy Flying type weakness, it is very easy for 2 Trainers to defeat Virizion with top Flying type counters.

The average trainers should form groups of 4-6 players in order to ensure victory against this Raid Boss. Note that without powerful Flying types, Virizion’s solid Defense stat will make a duo very difficult.

Best Virizion Counters in Pokémon GO

List of counters for the Virizion 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.

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.

Reminder: Mega-Evolved Pokémon give other Pokémon special bonuses when brought to a Raid Battle. While a Mega-Evolved Pokémon is on the battlefield, all Trainers’ Pokémon receive an attack boost to all their attacks and gain an additional attack boost if their attack types match the Mega-Evolved Pokémon’s type(s).

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Rayquaza (Mega) Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 7 274.4s
2. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 11 363.2s
3. Yveltal Gust Flying Oblivion Wing Flying 14 439.2s
4. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 19 453.0s
5. Moltres Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying 17 478.5s
6. Articuno (Galarian) Psycho Cut Psychic Brave Bird Flying 14 532.3s
7. Charizard (Mega Y) Air Slash Flying Blast Burn Fire 18 520.2s
8. Honchkrow Peck Flying Sky Attack Flying 27 514.8s
9. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin Fire Brave Bird Flying 22 525.2s
10. Staraptor Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 27 549.1s
11. Braviary Air Slash Flying Brave Bird Flying 23 555.8s
12. Tornadus (Incarnate) Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 22 566.5s
13. Braviary (Hisuian) Air Slash Flying Brave Bird Flying 17 576.3s
14. Unfezant Air Slash Flying Sky Attack Flying 28 563.2s
15. Lugia Extrasensory Psychic Aeroblast Flying 10 623.7s
16. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 21 571.7s
17. Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Drill Peck Flying 19 580.1s
18. Moltres (Galarian) Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 19 590.4s
19. Tornadus (Therian) Gust Flying Hurricane Flying 20 587.5s
20. Latios (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Psychic Psychic 15 615.1s
21. Gardevoir (Mega) Confusion Psychic Psychic Psychic 16 611.7s
22. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Psystrike Psychic 18 604.7s
23. Bombirdier Wing Attack Flying Fly Flying 27 599.5s
24. Ho-Oh Extrasensory Psychic Brave Bird Flying 17 619.3s
25. Toucannon Peck Flying Drill Peck Flying 30 605.5s
26. Kartana Air Slash Flying Aerial Ace Flying 34 615.4s
27. Togekiss Air Slash Flying Aerial Ace Flying 17 642.8s
28. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 17 640.5s
29. Lunala Air Slash Flying Psychic Psychic 12 679.4s
30. Charizard (Mega X) Wing Attack Flying Blast Burn Fire 23 642.5s

Shiny comparison

Normal Virizon Shiny Virizon

Virizion Movesets

Fast moves  Charge moves
  • Quick Attack Normal
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Double Kick Fighting
  • Leaf Blade Grass
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Sacred Sword Fighting

Stone Edge is really the only move to be wary of when facing Virizion as its best counters are all weak to the move. Outside of Stone Edge, the main battle against Virizion will be the raid battle clock.

While not super defensive like Lugia or Defense Deoxys, Virizion does lean more defensive than most other Gen 5 legendaries, which means your attackers won’t gain energy as quickly from taking attacks from Virizion when compared to most other Generation 5 legendary Pokemon.

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Virizion
Sunny Boosts Super Effective Fire type moves Boosts Grass Leaf Blade
Partly Cloudy Boosts Normal Quick Attack and Rock Stone Edge
Cloudy Boosts Super Effective Poison and Fairy type moves Boosts Fighting Close Combat
Snow Boosts Super Effective Ice type moves
Windy Boosts Super Effective Flying and Psychic type moves Boosts Psychic Zen Headbutt

Final Notes

Virizion is one of the easiest Generation 5 legendaries to take on in Pokemon GO. Its double weakness to Flying as well as its weakness to Psychic type moves leads to a pretty simple battle as these two types have multiple powerful attackers that can reliably capitalize on these weaknesses.

Virizion also lacks the immediate firepower to threaten its top counters as even Stone Edge is unlikely to OHKO anything outside of flying types.

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