Pokémon Go Virizion counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

The grass and fighting-type member of the Sword of Justice makes its appearance in Pokémon Go.

Virizion, the grassland Pokémon, has arrived in Pokémon Go.

The third member of the Swords of Justice quartet, Virizion joins its fellow members - Terrakion and Cobalion.

Like all Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Virizion is available in five-star raids, so, if you want to add this Gen 5 legendary to your Pokédex, you'll need at least one other trainer to help you take it down.

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Virizion counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go


Here's a list of everything you need to know about Virizion's counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go:

  • Virizion type: Grass and fighting-type
  • Virizion is weak against: Fairy, fire, flying, ice, psychic and poison-type
  • Virizion counters: Moltres, Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-oh, Rayquaza, Honchkrow, Togekiss, Unfezant and Chandelure
  • Other Virizion notes: Due to partly being a fighting-type, Virizion is weakest against flying-type Pokémon. This means that you should start off any raid with your strongest flying-type Pokémon

Virizion CP in Pokémon Go

Virizion should have the following CP ranges:

  • Raid Boss CP - 39,601 CP
  • Normal CP for catching Virizion - 1649 to 1727 CP
  • Weather Boost CP (Sunny) for catching Virizion - 2061 to 2159 CP

Thank you to JaceMasood from reddit for the help with this information.

Virizion Moveset in Pokémon Go

Virizion can know a variety of fast and charged moves in Pokémon Go, such as:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Quick Attack (Normal)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Close Combat (Fighting)
  • Leaf Blade (Grass)
  • Stone Edge (Rock)

Pokémon Go in 2020 continues to add new features, such the arrival of the Go Battle League - which is currently highlighting the Ultra League - and soon, Clone Pokémon. We've also recently had the Buddy Adventure feature, which introduces a variety of perks - including finding Souvenirs - as well as a new trade evolution feature. 2019 saw the release of the first Gen 5 Pokémon, along with new regional exclusive Pokémon, Egg charts, and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour evenings, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day, plus a new Giovanni counters quest - the latest being The Shadowy Threat Grows. There is also the gradual arrival of new Promo Codes to redeem, too.

Everything we know about Virizion

Virizion, along with Cobalion, Terrakion and Keldeo, is a member of the Swords of Justice, which is a group of legendary Pokémon who help protect the Unova region.

Just like the other members of the Swords of Justice, Virizion is inspired by a character from The Three Musketeers, written by Alexandre Dumas, pére. Virizion's particular inspiration is the character Aramis, who is depicted as being the most romantic, yet vain, member of the musketeers.

Cobalion, Terrakion and Keldeo are also members of the Swords of Justice.

Virizion's head also resembles a tricorne hat, which were worn by French musketeers throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.

In the Pokémon mythos, the Swords of Justice are known for protecting wild Pokémon during a forest fire in the Moor of Icirrus. As part of this rescue , Virizion used its impressive speed to act as a shield between the wild Pokémon and the fire itself.

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