Pokémon Go Galarian Ponyta counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

How to find a Meloetta hat wearing Galarian Ponyta during Go Fest 2021.

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

During Go Fest 2021, you can find a costume Galarian Ponyta wearing a Meloetta inspired hat in one-star raids and, if you brought a Go Fest 2021 ticket, as one of the path options in The Melody Pokémon.

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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How to catch a Galarian Ponyta during Go Fest 2021 in Pokémon Go


Galarian Ponyta is the psychic-type variant of Ponyta from the original Pokémon generation and evolves into the Galarian Rapidash, which is a psychic and fairy-type Pokémon. Usually, in Pokémon Go, this psychic pony can only be obtained from hatching 7km eggs, but it has also appeared in raids and as a Research Breakthrough.

During Go Fest 2021, you can obtain a costume Galarain Ponyta which is wearing a Meloetta inspired hat.

This special Galarian Ponyta can be obtained by battling it in one-star raids during Day One - Saturday, 17th July - of Go Fest 2021.

Players who've purchased a Go Fest 2021 ticket can also obtain it by selecting the 'Ponyta' path when progressing through The Melody Pokémon special research quest. It's important to note, however, that if you do choose to receive Galarian Ponyta from this quest, you won't be able to receive a Galarian Zigzagoon using the same method.

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

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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 during Go Fest 2021!

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