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Pokemon Go Xerneas Counters Guide

Trainers, the Legendary Pokemon Xerneas is coming to Pokemon Go in five-star raids and many players wonder what is the best Pokemon to use against the new Legendary Raid Boss in the game.

Xerneas, the Fairy-type Gen 6 Legendary Pokemon, will make its Pokemon Go debut during the Luminous Legends X event in five-start raids. Pokemon Go Luminous Legends X event will run from May 4 to May 17, 2021, featuring Xerneas, Spritzee, Swirlix, Goomy, the new Rainy Lure module, event-exclusive Timed Research, Field Research, AR Mapping tasks, and many other bonuses.

Now, let’s get back to the topic and see Xerneas Raid counters.

Xerneas Raid Counters

Xerneas is a Fairy-type Pokemon, week to Steel and Poison-type Pokemon.

  • Mega Gengar with Sludge Bomb
  • Mega Beedril with Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
  • Mega Venusaur with Sludge Bomb
  • Metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash
  • Dialga with Metal Claw and Iron Head
  • Roserade with Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
  • Genesect with Metal Claw and Magnet Bomb
  • Jirachi with Doom Desire
  • Excadrill with Metal Claw and Iron Head
  • Toxicroak with Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
  • Scizor with Bullet Punch and Iron head
  • Heatran with Fire Spin and Iron Head
  • Mewtwo with Psycho Cut/Confusion and Psystrike

NOTE: Mega evolving Gengar, Beedrill or Venusaru will boost Poison-type damage for everyone in the raid.

You’re all set now, and you got the best Pokemon to use against Xerneas when in a raid.


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