How to Beat Drifblim in Pokemon GO Raid Guide, Weakness, Counters

October 15, 2021

Costumed Pokemon are becoming a bigger and bigger part of Pokemon GO with each passing year.

What initially started with a Pikachu wearing a straw hat has spiralled into partying Wurmples, gangsta Sneasles and musical Flygon.

The latest costumed Pokemon to enter the game is the Ghost-type Drifblim, wearing its “Halloween Mischief” outfit which will only be available for two weeks during the Halloween event.

To give you the best chance of catching one, here is how to beat Drifblim in Pokemon GO, with our full raid guide that includes its weaknesses and best counters.

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Every Drifblim Weakness in Pokemon GO

Drifblim is a dual-type Pokemon, sharing a Ghost- and Flying-type combination.

This type combination gives it a total of five weaknesses for players to help beat Drifblim. They are Dark, Electric, Ghost, Rock and Ice-type moves.

Alongside its weaknesses, Drifblim resists some types quite heavily. It has normal resistance against Grass and Poison-type moves, Bug, Ground and Normal-type moves only hit for 39% damage and Fighting only 24%. Don’t use these!

Drifblim Raid Guide and Best Counters

With its five major weaknesses, there is an abundance of Mega Pokemon that will be useful to help beat Drifblim in raids. They are Mega Gengar, Mega Houndoom, Mega Manectric, Mega Gyarados, Mega Ampharos and Mega Abomasnow.

Following those, the main Pokemon you want to consider are Darkrai, Zekrom, Thundurus, Rampardos, Weavile, Galarian Darmanitan, Raikou, Yveltal and Rhyperior.

In terms of solid budget picks, you’ll want to consider Gengar, Tyranitar, Alolan Golem, Mamoswine and Magnezone.

The best movesets for each of these Pokemon is below:

  • Mega Gengar – Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Mega Houndoom – Snarl/Foul Play
  • Mega Manectric – Thunder Fang/Wild Charge
  • Mega Gyarados – Bite/Crunch
  • Mega Ampharos – Volt Switch/Zap Cannon
  • Mega Abomasnow – Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Darkrai – Snarl/Shadow Ball
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Thundurus – Volt Switch/Thunder Bolt
  • Rampardos – Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Weavile – Snarl/Avalanche
  • Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Raikou – Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Yveltal – Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Rhyperior – Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Gengar – Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Tyranitar – Bite/Stone Edge
  • Alolan Golem – Rock Throw/Wild Charge
  • Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Magnezone – Spark/Wild Charge

Remember to try and match up your Pokemon’s type with any Mega Pokemon in play.

With Drifblim being a Three-Star Raid Boss, you should be able to solo it fairly easily, provided you use a selection of the Pokemon above.

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