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Pokémon Go Yveltal raid guide: Best counters and movesets

Nab the edgy dark- and flying-type Pokémon using rock-, electric-, or ice-type moves

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Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

Yveltal, the dark and flying-type Legendary Pokémon, is in Pokémon Go’s five star raids from May 18-24. Since the Legendary Yveltal is dark and flying-type, there are plenty of counters for it. You can use rock-, electric-, or ice-type moves to help show it who’s boss.

What are the best counters for Yveltal?

When raiding against Yveltal, we recommend using the following:

  • Zekrom with Charge Beam and Wild Charge
  • Zapdos with Thunder Shock and Thunderbolt
  • Mamoswine with Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Rampardos with Smack Down and Rock Slide

As usual, you don’t have to use our listed counters, but your team against Yveltal should use the rock-, ice-, or electric-type moves.

If you have spare Mega Energy for Manectric, Ampharos, or Abomasnow, you can use these as well. They’ll boost electric- and ice-type moves effectiveness respectively, which is a good way to support your fellow raid mates.

You can use weather boosts to help make your moves stronger. Rain will boost electric-type moves, and partly cloudy will boost rock-type moves. If it’s snowy around you, ice-type moves will be boosted.

Is Yveltal available Shiny?

No, not yet. It will likely show up in raids again later, with its Shiny form available.

What are the best moves for Yveltal?

Yveltal falls to Darkrai when it comes to PvE content, but that doesn’t mean it’s unusable. You can set it up with Snarl and Dark Pulse to have a good general moveset that uses its same type attack bonus. Using Gust and Hurricane will also set it up to be a pretty OK flying-type attacker.

For more information on raids, check out our Pokémon Go raid guide.

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