Yveltal is a Tier 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon GO and with a typing of Dark , it is boosted by Fog and Windy weather. Yveltal can be caught with the following CP values:
- 2073- 2160 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
- 2591- 2701 CP at Level 25 with Fog or Windy weather boost
Its counters include strong Electric Fairy Rock and Ice type Pokémon such as Xurkitree, Zekrom, Rampardos and Mega Evolutions like Mega Manectric and Mega Aerodactyl.
Yveltal’s stats will show that it is pretty bulky and as such, we would suggest 3-5 trainers with strong counters to ensure a hassle-free win. Trainers will less preferable counters or who are lower levelled will want to bring more trainers into the raid with them.
Xerneas is a disappointment in Pokémon GO, owing to its sorry moveset in the fast moves category. But how will Yveltal fare? Will this destructive Pokémon be worthy enough to add to your arsenal? Let’s find out and show you how you can easily get it on your side.
Yveltal 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 Yveltal, based on the time required to win, are the following:
|#||Pokémon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Manectric (Mega)||Thunder Fang Electric||Wild Charge Electric||401.52s||18.27|
|2.||Aerodactyl (Mega)||Rock Throw Rock||Rock Slide Rock||433.08s||15.53|
|3.||Ampharos (Mega)||Charge Beam Electric||Zap Cannon Electric||483.48s||17.07|
|4.||Abomasnow (Mega)||Powder Snow Ice||Weather Ball Ice||505.05s||24.60|
|5.||Xurkitree||Spark Electric||Discharge Electric||507.69s||24.87|
|6.||Zekrom||Charge Beam Electric||Wild Charge Electric||567.72s||19.20|
|7.||Charizard (Mega Y)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn Fire||561.92s||22.07|
|8.||Thundurus (Therian)||Volt Switch Electric||Thunderbolt Electric||563.10s||23.60|
|9.||Rampardos||Smack Down Rock||Rock Slide Rock||564.56s||31.00|
|10.||Rhyperior||Smack Down Rock||Rock Wrecker Rock||611.00s||18.60|
|11.||Electivire||Thunder Shock Electric||Wild Charge Electric||595.61s||26.93|
|12.||Raikou||Thunder Shock Electric||Wild Charge Electric||611.82s||21.93|
|13.||Latios (Mega)||Dragon Breath Dragon||Dragon Claw Dragon||608.76s||22.87|
|14.||Darmanitan (Galarian Standard)||Ice Fang Ice||Avalanche Ice||588.21s||33.29|
|15.||Terrakion||Smack Down Rock||Rock Slide Rock||627.91s||23.54|
|16.||Gengar (Mega)||Lick Ghost||Sludge Bomb Poison||604.40s||28.80|
|17.||Mamoswine||Powder Snow Ice||Avalanche Ice||618.25s||26.54|
|18.||Magnezone||Spark Electric||Wild Charge Electric||634.88s||19.75|
|19.||Zapdos||Thunder Shock Electric||Thunderbolt Electric||634.26s||22.20|
|20.||Latias (Mega)||Charm Fairy||Outrage Dragon||645.46s||19.47|
|21.||Blastoise (Mega)||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon Water||634.26s||23.27|
|22.||Altaria (Mega)||Dragon Breath Dragon||Dazzling Gleam Fairy||638.92s||22.53|
|23.||Beedrill (Mega)||Bug Bite Bug||Sludge Bomb Poison||609.90s||36.91|
|24.||Luxray||Spark Electric||Wild Charge Electric||634.61s||28.20|
|25.||Tyranitar||Smack Down Rock||Stone Edge Rock||678.95s||14.67|
|26.||Tapu Koko||Volt Switch Electric||Thunderbolt Electric||655.98s||23.73|
|27.||Weavile||Ice Shard Ice||Avalanche Ice||655.40s||23.82|
|28.||Pidgeot (Mega)||Wing Attack||Brave Bird||649.21s||27.67|
|29.||Glaceon||Frost Breath Ice||Avalanche Ice||646.26s||28.25|
|30.||Lopunny (Mega)||Pound Normal||Hyper Beam Normal||678.91s||22.33|
|31.||Gyarados (Mega)||Waterfall Water||Hydro Pump Water||685.72s||17.46|
|32.||Charizard (Mega X)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn Fire||658.09s||26.13|
|33.||Zacian (Hero)||Quick Attack Normal||Play Rough Fairy||684.69s||19.18|
|34.||Togekiss||Charm Fairy||Dazzling Gleam Fairy||689.38s||16.71|
|35.||Golem (Alola)||Rock Throw Rock||Wild Charge Electric||682.18s||20.60|
How to get a Shiny Yveltal?
Shiny Yveltal was released with the start of Fashion Week 2022. It is an unusual white, grey and red shiny, and is often referred to as the ‘bacon bird’ shiny.
You can get a Shiny Yveltal from Raid Catch encounters after defeating the Raid Boss.
Yveltal Stats and Max CP in Pokémon GO
|Max CP at Level 40 3781| Max CP at Level 50 4275|
|ATK 250||DEF 185||HP 246|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Electric Fairy Ice Rock||Ghost Psychic Bug Fighting Grass|
Yveltal’s Moveset Analysis
Yveltal learns the following moves in Pokémon GO:
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
While Yveltal has many eyebrow-raising charged moves, it simply cannot be denied that it hits hard. Quite hard. Snarl does decent damage and has a good energy gain, letting Yveltal get to its charged moves fast. Sucker Punch does relatively low damage and has the lowest energy gain out of all Yveltal’s fast moves.
You don’t have to worry too much if the boss Yveltal is using Snarl. Gust does massive damage and also has a good energy gain. However, it is resisted by both Electric and Rock types, which are your best counters. Dark Pulse is a 2-bar charged move, has STAB and does neutral damage to all your main counters. So be wary of this move as it can trouble you a lot.
Hurricane is a powerful STAB move that is not easy to dodge and can do reasonable damage to even the Electric and Rock types that resist it. Coming to the non-STAB moves, Focus Blast is dodgeable but does massive super-effective damage to your Ice and Rock types.
Hyper Beam is again very easy to dodge and despite being a powerful move per see, it shouldn’t be a worry. Psychic won’t KO your counters but is a 2-bar charged move and will come frequently.
In conclusion, Yveltal’s Dark type moves could make it relatively challenging but with the right counters and trainer numbers on your side, it shouldn’t be too hard.
While Yveltal received a nerf to its stats (just like Xerneas), it is still good. And unlike Xerneas, Yveltal did get some decently good moves and would be a good fit in the Master League and PvE meta.
You can read in detail about Yveltal’s performance in my Yveltal Meta-Analysis article and find out just how this amazing Pokémon fares in the meta.
This is a hugely popular Pokémon that can scale more heights with its signature move, Oblivion Wing, done right.
With balanced stats on its side, this legendary monster is a welcome addition to the Dark types. So this is a Pokémon that you definitely want to get good IVs for! Happy Raiding!