Yveltal Weakness Pokemon GO - Raid Guide and Best Counters May 2021

After the resounding success that was the Luminous Legends X event, players are now getting stuck into the Dark-type counterpart – Luminous Legends Y.

Just as Luminous Legends X debuted a legendary Pokemon, Xerneas, Luminous Legends Y does the same with Yveltal.

This ferocious Pokemon is appearing in Pokemon GO raids across the globe, leaving people looking for the best counters possible.

With that in mind, here is every Yveltal weakness, the best counters for those weaknesses and the Pokemon you should look to bring with you to Yveltal raids.

The Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal coming soon to Pokémon GO!

The Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal coming soon to Pokémon GO!

Yveltal Weakness Pokemon GO

Yveltal has a Dark/Flying-type combination. This leaves it with a nice range of resistances but an even better range of weaknesses.

To take down Yveltal, you should consider bringing Electric, Fairy, Ice and Rock-type Pokemon to the party.

Best Counters For Yveltal’s Weaknesses

A mixture of any of the above types will set you on your way to being successful in Yveltal raids, however, some Pokemon are definitely more well suited.

If you’re going to bring a Mega Pokemon to the battle, Mega Manectric is by far your best choice. Mega Ampharos can also offer good coverage.

Mega Manectric/Ampharos can provide a nice boost to other Electric-type Pokemon, including Zekrom, Therian Thundurus, Electivire and Raikou, all of whom should be priorities.

Rock-type Pokemon are always reliable when it comes to hitting hard with the trio of Rampardos, Rhyperior and Terrakion your top picks here.

If you’re looking to cool things down a little with Ice-types, Galarian Darmanitan and Mamoswine are solid options, with Gardevoir and Togekiss your top Fairy-types.

You can check out the best movesets below:

  • Mega Manecrtic – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Mega Amparos – Volt Switch/Zap Cannon
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam/Wild Charge
  • Therian Thundurus – Volt Switch/Thunderbolt
  • Electivire – Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Raikou – Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Rampardos – Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior – Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Terrakion – Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Gardevoir – Charm/Dazzling Gleam
  • Togekiss – Charm/Dazzling Gleam

Yveltal has some really high base stats and a decent moveset, so it’s recommended that a minimum of 4-5 players with high-level counters take part in these raids.

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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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