The new Legendary Virizion will be making its way into Tier 5 raids starting Tuesday, December 17th. For those of you planning to add this voracious new dual type to your Pokédex, here’s what you’ll need to know.
– Introduced in Generation V
– Dual Type Grass/Fighting
– Easy to defeat
– Can Duo with high level flying counters (see below)
Weak to the following types:
Best moveset: Quick Attack/Leaf Blade
Hardest move to beat: Stone Edge
100% IV: 1770CP
100% WB IV: 2159CP
Virizion is boosted in Sunny & Cloudy weather.
Moltres: Wing Attack/Sky Attack
Honchkrow: Peck/Sky Attack
Rayquaza: Air Slash/Aerial Ace
Unfezant (Pidove evolution ): Air Slash/Sky Attack
Lugia: Extrasensory/Sky Attack
It only costs 10k stardust and 25 Candy to get a 2nd Charge Move for Unfezant so if you’re short on Charge TM’s then just unlock the 2nd Charge Move to get the one you need.
Virizion’s Stone Edge move will hurt flying types but it’s still your best option for the fight.
# of Trainers Needed: 2-4
A Duo is possible and is actually easy if the Virizion possesses Leaf Blade. It will still be possible, but much harder & require a lot more resources if the monster fights with Close Combat or Stone Edge.
If you’re level 40 and have the previously listed counters maxed out to 8,000 Stardust each, then here’s a breakdown of how it will most likely work.
Leaf Blade – Duo using one team of 5-6 monsters each.
Stone Edge – Duo using 15 Pokémon each.
Close Combat – Duo using 11 Pokémon each.
If you’re a level 30 or above trainer and the Virizion possesses Leaf Blade, you should also be able to duo him if you each have maxed out Moltres and/or Honchkrows.
If you don’t wish to use this many resources (or don’t have maxed out counters), then you can comfortably defeat Virizion with 3-4 Trainers.
Sources: Niantic, pokebattler (feature pic)