Xatu Raid Guide

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Xatu is a Psychic and Flying type tier 3 Raid boss. Best Xatu raid counters include powerful Ghost Electric Ice Rock and Dark types, with a mixed range of different counters available to help you defeat it.

Xatu will be soloable for the prepared trainer, but lower level trainers, or those without good counters, may want to bring a friend.

Xatu is obtainable with the following CP values:

  • 1184 CP – 1250 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1480 CP – 1563 CP at Level 25 with Windy weather boost

Xatu 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.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Xatu:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move TTW Faints
1. Tyranitar (Mega) Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 1 88.2s
2. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 4 85.6s
3. Diancie (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 2 92.9s
4. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Ascent Flying 2 98.4s
5. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 4 94.7s
6. Tyranitar Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 1 106.9s
7. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 2 100.8s
8. Xurkitree Thunder Shock Electric Discharge Electric 3 97.5s
9. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 3 99.0s
10. Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Fusion Bolt Electric 2 102.5s
11. Hydreigon Bite Dark Brutal Swing Dark 2 106.1s
12. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 2 104.2s
13. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Crunch Dark 1 111.0s
14. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 2 107.8s
15. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Brutal Swing Dark 2 107.9s
16. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 3 105.0s
17. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 3 106.9s
18. Gardevoir (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Shadow Ball Ghost 3 109.1s
19. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 4 107.4s
20. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Force Ghost 2 111.5s
21. Gholdengo Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 3 111.4s
22. Alakazam (Mega) Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 4 109.2s
23. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 2 115.0s
24. Weavile Snarl Dark Avalanche Ice 3 114.0s
25. Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric 3 115.4s
26. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 3 115.1s
27. Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 4 111.6s
28. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 2 121.0s
29. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 4 112.5s
30. Baxcalibur Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice 3 114.9s

Xatu Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Air Slash Flying
  • Feint Attack Dark
  • Aerial Ace Flying
  • Ominous Wind Ghost
  • Future Sight Psychic

Xatu isn’t a particularly hard hitter, the only moves really of note are Feint Attack and Ominous Wind which may trouble your Ghost type counters.

Xatu Stats

Xatu PsychicFlying
Max CP at lvl 40 2188
Max CP at lvl 50 2474
ATK 192 DEF 146 HP 163
Weak to Resistances
Dark Electric Ice Rock Ghost Fighting Psychic Grass Ground


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