Guides

GO Fest 2021: Are Zekrom, Reshiram & Kyurem Good? Best Moveset + Shiny Status

By Sam Woods

July 17, 2021

If you’re looking at this, you’re probably wondering which of the Legendary Pokemon are worth Raiding at GO Fest Day Two.

Some of the most exciting Legendaries appearing are the Tao Trio, Zekrom, Reshiram and Kyurem, all of which made their debuts in Black and White’s Unova Region and haven’t been in GO all that often.

They join more than 30 other Legendary Pokemon on the second day of Pokemon GO’s yearly mega-event.

So, are Zekrom, Reshiram and Kyurem good and should you tackle them at GO Fest? Here is the answer to that, their best movesets and whether they can be shiny.

Pokémon GO 5 Year Anniversary Celebration!

BridTV
3321
Pokémon GO 5 Year Anniversary Celebration!
821523
821523
center
26546

Can Zekrom, Reshiram and Kyurem Be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Due to the fact that the trio have only appeared once in Raids so far, unfortunately, the answer is no.

For anybody who wants to take a peek into the future at what they could encounter when the Shiny Forms drop, check out the tweet below.

As you can see, all three changes are pretty subtle for Zekrom, Reshiram and Kyurem but a shiny is a shiny!

*Please note that the giveaway is unrelated to DualShockers and expired over a year ago. This tweet is here for reference only.

Is Zekrom Good in Pokemon GO? Best Moveset and Max CP Explained

Zekrom has the ability to be very good in Pokemon GO’s PVP mode.

While it can’t battle in the Great League and it doesn’t really make a splash in the Ultra League (coming in as the 157th pick according to PVPoke), however, it’s the Master League where you’d want to use Zekrom anyway.

The Legendary s the sixth-best in the whole division and comes in as the best Electric-type Pokemon and second-best Dragon-type, picking up wins against Lugia, Yveltal, Kyogre and Giratina. You’d do well to get a few of these (plus XL candies) under your belt!

Zekrom has a useful max CP of 4038 at level 40 or 4565 at level 50, which is where you’ll need it to be to get the most out of it.

In terms of best moveset, that’s as follows:

  • Fast Move – Dragon Breath
  • Charge Move – Crunch
  • Charge Move – Wild Charge

Is Reshiram Good in Pokemon GO? Best Moveset and Max CP Explained

Reshiram’s situation is very similar to that of Zekrom’s.

It can’t compete in the Great League, isn’t great in the Ultra League (214th) but is stellar in the Master League.

It doesn’t rank as highly as Zekrom but still comes in at a very, very respectable tenth place. It is, however, outclassed by two Dragon-types and one Fire-type, but is still an absolute force.

It beats Giratina, Yveltal, Metagross, Ho-Oh and the Dragon-killer itself, Togekiss! Like Zekrom, it has a max CP of 4038 at level 40 or 4565 at level 50.

  • Fast Move – Dragon Breath
  • Charge Move – Crunch
  • Charge Move – Overheat

Is Kyurem Good in Pokemon GO? Best Moveset and Max CP Explained

Funnily enough, Kyurem is significantly the worst of the bunch.

Despite its Ice typing helping to negate one of Dragon-type Pokemon’s biggest weaknesses, Kyurem then becomes weak to Fighting, Rock and Steel-type moves, which makes things a little riskier.

Kyurem also has a lower max CP than its Black and White counterparts, maxing out at 3575 at level 40 and 4041 at level 50.

Now, it’s not the worst Pokemon in the world, coming in at 50th place in the Master League but it does struggle to stand out. Saying that, it does beat Giratina, Mewtwo, Garchomp, Kyogre and Zekrom, so could present a niche pick.

  • Fast Move – Dragon Breath
  • Charge Move – Dragon Claw
  • Charge Move – Blizzard
Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

Video Trailers

Dauntless - Thunderdeep Drask Reveal | PS4
eFootball™ Official Reveal Trailer
Sam Woods
@CaptainWoodsy

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

Read more of Sam's articles

Got a tip?

Let us know