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Pokémon Go Corsola counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

How to catch the coral Pokémon.

Corsola hails from Gen 2 and is one of the regionally exclusive Pokémon - usually only appearing in locations near the equator - in Pokémon Go.

As part of the Pokémon Go Tour: Johto event, Corsola, alongside Heracross, is appearing in raids, which makes this event the perfect opportunity to add this rare Pokémon to your Pokédex.

Before you battle this Pokémon, however, it's a good idea to know Corsola's counters and weaknesses, so you can defeat it quickly.

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How to catch Corsola in Pokémon Go

Normally Corsola is a regional exclusive Pokémon which spawns in locations close to the equator.

It has been known to appear occasionally in other parts of the world as part of in-game events, such as the Safari Zone Dortmund event in 2018.

Pokémon Go Tour: Johto in February 2022 is one such event where, alongside Heracross, Corsola can be battled in raids and, if defeated, hopefully caught. (If it escapes, you'll need to battle it again!)

Catching Corsola is crucial to one of the Go Tour: Johto Collection Challenges - Raid - so, even if it's already in your Pokédex, make sure you take the time to catch one.

Corsola counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Below you can find the counters and weaknesses for Corsola in Pokémon Go:

  • Corsola type - Water and rock-type
  • Corsola is weak against - Electric, fighting, grass and ground-types
  • Corsola counters - Machamp, Zapdos, Lucario, Garchomp, Conkeldurr, Rhyperior, Roserade, Tangrowth and Alolan Exeggutor
  • Other Corsola notes - Thanks to its dual type nature, Corsola is especially weak to grass-type Pokémon.

Corsola CP in Pokémon Go

Here are the CP levels for battling and attempting to catch Corsola in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP - 10,435 CP
  • CP range for catching Corsola - 735 to 787 CP
  • Weather (Partly Cloudy and Rain) boosted CP range - 918 to 984 CP

The Season of Adventures Abound is here! The Party Up! event is currently running and players who didn't earn a Master Ball via Timed Investigation: Master Ball can purchase the Special Research: Master Ball quest. Party Play - Pokémon Go's multiplayer feature - is here, along with the Welcome Party quest. Be sure to fight in the Go Battle League, compete in Shadow Raids, complete Routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. This incense may also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Corsola moveset in Pokémon Go

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

Fast Moves:

  • Bubble (Water)
  • Tackle (Normal)

Charged Moves:

  • Bubble Beam (Water)
  • Power Gem (Rock)
  • Rock Blast (Rock)

Everything else we know about Corsola

Corsola debuted in Pokémon Silver and Gold as part of Gen 2. In Pokémon Go, Corsola is a regionally exclusive Pokémon that can be found in tropical areas near the equator.

As you can probably tell, both Corsola's name and appearance was inspired by coral, with this Pokémon being a living Pokémonification of the marine invertebrates.

Galarian Corsola and Cursola.

With the release of Gen 8 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, Corsola gained both a Galarian variant and an evolution - Cursola. Both of these Pokémon are ghost-types and their appearance reflects this fact, with both appearing to be dead.

Galarian Corsola and Cursola appear to have been inspired by bleached coral, which is when coral expels the algae living within its tissue and, by doing so, turns itself white. Coral bleaching can be caused by a number of factors, such as a change in temperature or nutrients.

Good luck catching Corsola in Pokémon Go!

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