Pokémon Go Galarian Ponyta counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

How to defeat a Galarian Ponyta in a raid.

Galarian Ponyta is one of the Galar variants which has been released into Pokémon Go.

Evolving a Galarian Ponyta will give you a Galarian Rapidash, which is a psychic and fairy-type Pokémon. This special Rapidash resembles a unicorn and is most likely a reference to Scotland, because this mythical creature is the country's national animal and the Galar region is inspired by the British Isles.

Below you can find Galarian Ponyta's weaknesses and counters to help you add it to your Pokémon collection in Pokémon Go!

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Galarian Ponyta counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go


Below you can discover Galarian Ponyta's weaknesses, along with some suggested counters, in Pokémon Go:

  • Galarian Ponyta type - Psychic-type
  • Galarian Ponyta is weak against - Bug, dark and ghost-types
  • Galarian Ponyta counters - Gengar, Tyranitar, Giratina (Origin Forme), Chandelure Hydreigon and Darkrai
  • Other Galarian Ponyta notes - A mixture of strong dark and ghost-type Pokémon will allow you to easily battle Galarian Ponyta by yourself.

Galarian Ponyta CP in Pokémon Go

Here are the CP levels you can expect to see when battling Galarian Ponyta in raids and, afterwards, attempting to catch it:

  • Raid Boss CP - 5399 CP
  • Maximum CP range when being caught - 969 CP
  • Maximum weather boosted CP (Windy or Fog) when being caught - 1212 CP

The Season of Heritage continues in 2022, along with the XP Challenge and a refreshed Go Battle League. The Power Plant event is currently running, allowing you to catch a Helioptile and evolve it into a Heliolisk using a Sun Stone. Ongoing are Arlo, Cliff, Sierra counters and Giovanni counters. The major updates in the previous year include a level cap increase, the introduction of XL Candy, boosts to some XP sources and the addition of Platinum Medals.

Galarian Ponyta moveset in Pokémon Go

Galarian Ponyta can use a selection of Fast and Charged moves in Pokémon Go, including:

Fast Moves:

  • Low Kick (Fighting)
  • Psychic Cut (Psychic)

Charged Moves:

  • Play Rough (Fairy)
  • Psybeam (Psychic)
  • Swift (Normal)

Good luck catching a Galarian Ponyta!

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