Zweilous Raid Counters Guide

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Zweilous is a Tier 3 raid boss. The ideal recommended group size is 1-3 for well-prepared trainers. Make sure you are armed with the correct movesets for your counters. With Party Play, you can ensure you have the edge throughout this special Raid Day event by using Party Power.

Zweilous cannot be shiny from raids.

Zweilous can be caught in the following CP range:

  • 990 CP to 1051 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1238 CP to 1313 CP at Level 25, weather boosted during Fog and Windy weather.

Zweilous is a Dark Dragon type Pokémon, with weaknesses to Fairy, Bug, Dragon, Fighting and Ice–typed moves.

Top Zweilous Counters Raid icon

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. Gardevoir (Mega) Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 1 55s
2. Xerneas Geomancy Fairy Moonblast Fairy 1 70s
3. Alakazam (Mega) Counter Fighting Dazzling Gleam Fairy 2 69s
4. Togekiss Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 1 76s
5. Rayquaza (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 2 72s
6. Gardevoir Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 1 74s
7. Zacian (Hero) Quick Attack Normal Play Rough Fairy 1 81s
8. Primarina Charm Fairy Moonblast Fairy 1 80s
9. Xurkitree Thunder Shock Electric Dazzling Gleam Fairy 2 76s
10. Sylveon Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 1 83s
11. Garchomp (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 2 79s
12. Granbull Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 2 80s
13. Diancie (Mega) Tackle Normal Moonblast Fairy 1 84s
14. Tapu Koko Quick Attack Normal Dazzling Gleam Fairy 1 83s
15. Florges (Yellow) Fairy Wind Fairy Moonblast Fairy 1 88s
16. Florges (White) Fairy Wind Fairy Moonblast Fairy 1 88s
17. Florges (Red) Fairy Wind Fairy Moonblast Fairy 1 88s
18. Florges (Orange) Fairy Wind Fairy Moonblast Fairy 1 88s
19. Florges (Blue) Fairy Wind Fairy Moonblast Fairy 1 88s
20. Florges Fairy Wind Fairy Moonblast Fairy 1 88s
21. Tapu Bulu Bullet Seed Grass Dazzling Gleam Fairy 1 87s
22. Rapidash (Galarian) Fairy Wind Fairy Play Rough Fairy 2 84s
23. Salamence (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 2 86s
24. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 2 86s
25. Latias (Mega) Charm Fairy Outrage Dragon 2 86s
26. Terrakion Double Kick Fighting Sacred Sword Fighting 1 89s
27. Banette (Mega) Hex Ghost Dazzling Gleam Fairy 3 85s
28. Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dazzling Gleam Fairy 1 91s
29. Beartic Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 2 89s
30. Clefable Fairy Wind Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 1 93s

Zweilous Overview General icon

Zweilous DarkDragon
Max CP at Level 40 1839| Max CP at Level 50 2079
ATK 159 DEF 135 HP 176
Weak To: Strong Against:
Fairy Bug Dragon Fighting Ice Psychic Dark Electric Fire Ghost Grass Water


Zweilous Move Sets Attack icon

Zweilous has access to this set of moves as a raid boss:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark
Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Pulse Dragon
  Body Slam Normal

Zweilous’s best moveset in Pokémon GO is Bite and Dark Pulse, with 10.50 damage per second, and it can deal 208.7 damage before Zweilous faints. This is true when battling in neutral weather.

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Zweilous
Partly Cloudy Boosts Normal type moves
Cloudy Boosts Super Effective Fairy and Fighting type attacks
Rainy Boosts Super Effective Bug type attacks
Snow Boosts Super Effective Ice type attacks
Fog  Boosts Dark type moves
Windy Boosts Super Effective Dragon type attacks Boosts Dragon type moves

Your top attackers will likely have Fairy or Fighting type moves, which are both boosted by Cloudy weather, which works great in your favour. If you’re solo-ing this raid and looking for a bit of help, Cloudy weather is what you’re looking for. However, bear in mind this is a Tier 3 boss so if you’re out with a friend then Zweilous should not be hard to defeat in any weather!

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