Pokemon GO: Yveltal – Best Counters and Movesets

Pokemon GO: Yveltal - Best Counters and Movesets

The Legendary Pokémon Yveltal has returned to Pokémon GO in 5-star raids! This Dark/Flying type has some weaknesses you can exploit to defeat it more easily. Read on for tips on the best counters and movesets for Yveltal and using them effectively in a battle in Pokemon GO.

Pokemon GO: Yveltal

Yveltal’s Type Weaknesses

As a Dark/Flying Pokémon, Yveltal is vulnerable to Rock, Electric, Ice, and Fairy-type attacks. Make sure your raid party contains strong Pokémon that can use these moves. Some great options include Mega Ampharos, Zekrom, and Mamoswine. Yveltal resists Ghost, Grass, Dark, Ground, and Psychic-type moves.

Top Counters for Yveltal

Here are some of the best Pokémon to use when challenging Yveltal:

  • Mega Ampharos with Charge Beam and Zap Cannon.
  • Zekrom with Charge Beam and Wild Charge.
  • Rhyperior with SmackDown and Rock Wrecker.
  • Rampardos with SmackDown and Rock Slide.
  • Zacian with Quick Attack and Play Rough.

Using Weather to Your Advantage

Certain weather conditions can make your counters even more effective against Yveltal:

  • Electric types like Zekrom and Mega Ampharos deal more damage in Rainy weather.
  • Rock types like Rhyperior and Rampardos get a power boost during Partly Cloudy weather.

If possible, raid Yveltal when the weather boosts your lineup!

Yveltal’s Best Moveset

Pokemon GO: Yveltal
Pokemon GO: Yveltal (Image by The Pokemon Company)

Gust and Hurricane give Yveltal its highest dps moveset in Pokémon GO. For defending gyms, Snarl and Hyper Beam provide an optimal defense.

Here are Yveltal’s potential fast and charged moves:

  • Fast Moves:
    • Gust (Flying)
    • Snarl (Dark)
    • Sucker Punch (Dark)
  • Charged Moves:
    • Hurricane (Flying)
    • Hyper Beam (Normal)
    • Dark Pulse (Dark)
    • Psychic (Psychic)
    • Focus Blast (Fighting)

Is Shiny Yveltal Available?

Yes! You have a chance of encountering a shiny Yveltal after successfully defeating it in a 5-star raid. The shiny version has a darker color scheme. Shiny Legendary Pokémon have a guaranteed catch rate, hence you won’t need to waste any Berries to max out your chances.

Note: The Yveltal Raids are taking place from August 16 to August 23 and then from August 27 to September 1 in Pokemon Go.

How to Get the Most Out of Using Yveltal

Yveltal is one of the top Dark-type attackers in Pokémon GO, though it faces competition from Darkrai. It can also fill a Flying type role on your raid and Gym Battle teams. Here are some tips to maximize Yveltal’s potential:

  • Give it the Fast Move Gust and Charged Move Hurricane for the offense.
  • Power it up to high CP levels to unlock its full stats.
  • Use it against Psychic, Ghost, and Fighting-type raid bosses.
  • Pair it with other strong Dark types like Hydreigon and Tyranitar.
  • Take advantage of its Flying type moves against Grass and Bug opponents.

With the right counters, you can add this imposing Legendary bird to your Pokémon GO collection!

Let us know if we missed out on a counter for Yvetal along with what is your favorite moveset for it in Pokemon GO. We look forward to hearing from you.

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