A new Legendary Pokémon hailing from the Galar Region is making its debut in the world of Pokémon GO. The Hero of Many Battles will not be easy to defeat in raids. You will need the right Pokémon to counter it. This guide will tell you the Zacian Raid Counters in Pokémon GO.
Zacian Raid Counters
Pokémon GO’s Fifth Anniversary was celebrated this year and Trainers have unlocked the last Ultra Unlock that sees the debut of the Legendary Pokémon Zacian. Zacian first appeared in Pokémon Sword and Shield and will finally be apart of Pokémon GO along with other Galar Region Pokémon.
Zacian is a pure Fairy-Type Pokémon in its Hero of Many Battles form. Trainers will want to bring powerful Poison and Steel-Type Pokémon as counters to this Five-Star Raid. Below is a list of Pokémon and move you will find useful:
- (Mega) Genger: Lick and Sludge Bomb
- Metagross: Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash
- Dialga: Metal Claw and Iron Head
- Normal Genesect: Metal Claw and Magnet Bomb
- Jirachi: Charge Beam and Doom Desire
- Aggron: Iron Tail and Heavy Slam
Any of the Pokémon listed above will be your best counters against Zacian. Remember you can have more than one of each Pokémon in your party. Since Zacian is a Five-Star raid, you will want to have five or more people in the raiding party. The more people in the party, the easier Zacian will be to take down.
Once Zacian is defeated you will earn rewards and have the ability to catch it. As of right now, the Shiny Form of Zacian is not available to catch. Trainers can’t even obtain the Shiny Version of Zacian in Pokémon Sword and Shield, so it may be some time before it makes its appearance in Pokémon GO.
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