Pokemon GO: How To Beat Persian April 2021 - Weakness and Counters


Here's how you can beat Persian in Pokemon GO this month.

We’re now heading into April and as expected, Team GO Rocket boss Giovanni is back for more.

This time out, the mob leader is packing a Shadow Zapdos for players to capture.

But first, they’ll have to take down his whole team, including a notoriously difficult Persian.

Here’s how to beat Persian in Pokemon GO in April 2021.

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Giovanni’s Shadow Persian Weakness in Pokemon GO

Shadow Persian is a pure Normal-type Pokemon, which you’d think would make it a little easier, however, it still packs a punch.

Normal-types only have one weakness in the world of Pokemon and that is Fighting-types.

How To Beat Persian in April 2021 – Exploiting Weaknesses and Best Counters

As stated, Persian has just a single weakness in Pokemon GO, that is Fighting Pokemon – therefore, players should look to exploit this.

Thankfully, there is a range of really powerful Fighting-type Pokemon within the game.

In terms of Pokemon you should bring to battle against Giovanni, Lucario is probably the king. Followed up by the likes of Conkeldurr, Breloom, Machamp, Blaziken and Sirfetch’d.

Mewtwo, Alakazam and Regigigas are three different types that also offer good Fighting-type moves.

You can find the best movesets below:

Lucario – Counter/Aura Sphere
Conkeldurr – Counter/Dynamic Punch
Breloom – Counter/Dynamic Punch

Machamp – Counter/Dynamic Punch
Blaziken- Counter/Focus Blast
Sirfetch’d – Counter/Close Combat
Mewtwo – Psycho Cut/Focus Blast
Alakazam – Counter/Focus Blast
Regigigas – Rock Smash/Focus Blast

Giovanni’s other pokemon for april 2021

The other Pokemon you’ll need to be aware of in Giovanni battles this month are as follows:

  • Kangaskhan – (Best counters – Lucario, Conkeldurr, Breloom, Machamp)
  • Nidoking – (Mewtwo, Mamoswine, Mega Blastoise, Metagross)
  • Garchomp – (Galarian Darmanitan, Glaceon, Mamoswine, Weavile)
  • Shadow Zapdos – (Rampardos, Rhyperior, Terrakion, Mamoswine, Galarian Darmanitan)

After defeating these, players will get their shot at capturing the elusive Shadow Zapdos – best of luck!

Sam Woods

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.

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