Are you struggling to beat the Zweilous Raid in Pokemon Go? Find out the top counters and moves to win this 3-star raid.

The new weekly raids are back in Pokemon Go. Completing boss raid battles is challenging as you have to pick the best Pokemon and join other trainers to complete these time-based raids. The 3-star raid featuring the Tier 3 raid boss, Zweilous, is back in Pokemon Go. Also, other events are back to the game. Three-star raids are not challenging like five-star battles, but trainers have to use the best builds and strategies to conquer these challenges.

Zweilous is a dark and dragon type Pokemon. It’s a monster that has always been stronger in Pokemon Go raid battles. Though Zweilous is strong against multiple elements, you can counter it with a strong Ice-type Pokemon and other elements like Fairy and Dragon. You can tussle against Zweilous in solo or join with other trainers as well. Here’s all about Pokemon Go Zweilous raid, counters and best moves.

Pokemon Go Zweilous Raid – 5 Best Counters 

The chances of beating Zweilous will be higher in teams. You can join with a trainer or 2 to complete this Tier 3 raid boss battle. Going solo against Zweilous in raid battles is not a good strategy. The best counters to defeat Zweilous are,

Pokemon Go Zweilous Raid


Conkeldurr has been the best fighting Pokemon for tier raid battles in the game. With its powerful moves, the unit can deal colossal damage to Zweilous. The cloudy weather boost will be an advantage for Conkeldurr as it can double its damage for a while. The best movesets for Conkeldurr are,

  • Dynamic Punch – This has been the best ability for Conkeldurr in trainer battles and boss raids. Dynamic Punch attacks harder and can be the best move even without the special adventure effects 
  • Focus Blast – Focus Blast will be another effective moveset for Zweilous as it deals over 100 dps every second

Mega Rayquaza

Dual-type Pokemon are always effective in Pokemon Go raid battles. Mega Rayquaza is one unit that can be ideal for all raid boss battles. With high stats and experience in boss battles, Mega Rayquaza is another best counter to beat Zweilous. This dragon and flying Pokemon has some excellent skills for raids.

  • Dragon Ascent – This Flying-type charged moveset is lethal in raid battles. Pokemon that uses Dragon Ascent will deal 140+ damage on average. The Dragon Ascent move has a great chance to hamper the defense of targets
  • Dragon Tail – This fast move is ideal for Mega Rayquaza and it boosts damage in raid battles. Dragon Tail is another excellent moveset for the Zweilous raid

Mega Gardevoir

The psychic and fairy Pokemon is one of the powerful attackers in the game. Mega Gardevoir looks menacing and inflicts severe damage to units within its range. Mega Rayquaza with a high CP will be a great pick for raid battles. Both windy and cloudy weather will boost its power. Mega Gardevoir is a mighty tank that excels in tier raid battles. Here are the recommended moves for Mega Rayquaza,

  • Psychic – Psychic is a charge move which deals x3 damage during raid battles. The skill also reduces defense of target Pokemon in boss battles
  • Dazzling Gleam – The fairy-type move stuns the target within its range and attacks harder. Dazzling Gleam is another best move without any special effects

Mega Pinsir 

A bug and flying will be a destructive combination in Pokemon Go battles. Mega Pinsir has powers of these elements with great stats. When the weather is windy or if it starts to rain, Mega Pinsir will become a beast on the battlefield.

  • X-Scissor – The bug-type charge move has high power and consumes small energy. It deals over 50 dps
  • Submission – Submission is a fighting skill. This move is effective against dark and Dragon type units


Kyurem is a legendary unit in Pokemon Go. It has powers of Ice and  Dragon. Kyurem can freeze targets and knock down enemies quickly. To defeat a monster like Zweilous, you have to utilize a dual-type Pokemon like Kyurem. This Pokemon will be scary for targets and it makes them vulnerable. Kyurem deals x2 damage in windy and snowy weather. You can use these 2 movesets,

  • Glaciate – Glaciate is an Ice-type charge move and it regularly deals over 150 dps to enemies and destroys them. Glaciate also has a 100% chance to reduce the target’s Attack by 20%
  • Steel Wing – The steel-type charge move can be used to stun Zweilous for a while. It works well and attacks faster in raid battles.

These are the 5 best counters to beat the Zweilous raid in Pokemon Go. With these strong moves, you can dominate this boss raid.


Is Zweilous Pokemon Good?

Zweilous is a dual-type Pokemon and can be used for gym raids and PvP battles. During fog and windy weather, Zweilous gets boosted stats and becomes a beast. Players can unlock Zweilous through three-star raid battles and it also rarely spawns in the wild.

How to Get Pokemon Go Candy?

Candy is an in-game resource and currency in Pokemon Go. Trainers can earn unlimited candies by completing PvP raids, boss raids and five-star battles. Using berries to catch Pokemon doubles candies and you can evolve Pokemon to get more candies. With candies, you can evolve Pokemon in Pokemon Go. Catching Pokemon is the best method to farm candies and you can walk with buddy Pokemon as well.

Can you get Pokemon Go Shiny Pokemon easily?

Shiny Pokemon rarely spawns in the wild. The spawning rate for these forms are low when compared to the normal wild Pokemon. But you can use berries and incense to boost your chances of getting a shiny Pokemon in the game.

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