Yveltal Raid Guide

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Yveltal is a Tier 5 legendary raid boss in Pokémon GO and with a typing of Dark Flying, 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 Flying Brave Bird Flying 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 Shiny Yveltal

Yveltal Stats and Max CP in Pokémon GO

Yveltal DarkFlying
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
  • Sucker Punch Dark
  • Snarl Dark
  • Gust Flying
  • Dark Pulse Dark
  • Hurricane Flying
  • Focus Blast Fighting
  • Hyper Beam Normal
  • Psychic Psychic

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.

Parting Words

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!

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