Xerneas Pokemon Go: Best Moveset, Counters and How To Get It?

by Vishwesh Rajan P | Updated Mar 17, 2021 18:13 IST

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Xerneas in Pokemon Go is the new legendary Pokemon introduced to the game and so players want to know more about Xerneas in Pokemon Go. Read This article to know more about Xerneas Pokemon Go.

Xerneas in Pokemon Go

Niantic is known for the excellent job they do in keeping the game fresh with exciting new updates and changes. The latest of such changes is the introduction of new Pokemon and Xerneas is one of them. Xerneas is is a Legendary Fairy-type Pokemon first introduced in Generation VI. You can find the various stats of Xerneas listed below,

  • Max CP: 5104
  • Attack: 275
  • Defence: 203
  • Stamina: 270

Apart from Xerneas, some of the other Pokemon that have been introduced are Kricketune, Petilil, Whirlipede, Buneary and some new species from the Kalos region. 

How to get Xerneas in Pokemon Go?

Getting Xerneas in Pokemon Go requires a bit of luck. Players will have to be on the lookout for a special egg that will appear in a nearby gym. Then you will have to take care of it and be present when it hatches. Following this, players will get a set amount of tries to beat the Pokemon. To enter the fight with a Legendary Pokemon, you need to be possessing a Raid Pass. Raid Passes can be earned by spinning Pokestops at gyms. This is the only way to catch any Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go.

Counters for Xerneas in Pokemon Go

Taking down a Legendary Pokemon is no walk in the park. But it can be made easier if with some additional information about the Pokemons weakness and counters. Being a fairy type Pokemon, Xerneas is vulnerable to Steel and Poison-type Pokemon. So listed below are some of the best counters for Xerneas in Pokemon Go,

Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
 Roserade   Bullet Seed   Sludge Bomb 100%
 Aggron   Iron Tail   Heavy Slam 93%
 Excadrill   Mud Shot   Iron Head 89%
 Dragalge   Acid   Gunk Shot 85%
 Yveltal   Gust   Hurricane 83%

Best Moveset for Xerneas in Pokemon Go

As mentioned earlier, Xerneas is a fairy type Pokemon. Fairy types are resilient against Fighting, Bug, Dark, and Dragon-type Pokemon. So if you manage to nab a Xerneas, then these are the type of Pokemon that Xerneas can easily takedown. It’s best movies are Tackle and Giga Impact. This combination offers the highest total DPS, making it the best moveset for PVP battles.

Moves Damage EPS DPS
  Tackle 5 10 10
  Zen Headbutt 12 9.1 10.9
  Megahorn 110 -45.5 50
  Thunder 100 -41.7 41.7
  Moonblast 130 -25.6 40
  Close Combat 100 -43.5 43.5
  Giga Impact 200 -21.3 42.6
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Xerneas in Pokemon Go: FAQs

1. What type of Pokemon is Xerneas?

Xerneas is a Fairy-type Pokemon.

2. Is Xerneas a Legendary Pokemon?

Yes, Xerneas is a Legendary Pokemon.

3. What is the best moveset for Xerneas?

It’s best movies are Tackle and Giga Impact. This combination offers the highest total DPS, making it the best moveset for PVP battles.

4. What type of Pokemon is Xerneas good against?

Xerneas is a fairy type Pokemon. Fairy types are resilient against Fighting, Bug, Dark, and Dragon-type Pokemon.

5. What are the best counters for Xerneas?

Listed below are some of the best counters for Xerneas in Pokemon Go,

Pokémon Quick move Main move Effective damage
 Roserade   Bullet Seed   Sludge Bomb 100%
 Aggron   Iron Tail   Heavy Slam 93%
 Excadrill   Mud Shot   Iron Head 89%
 Dragalge   Acid   Gunk Shot 85%
 Yveltal   Gust   Hurricane 83%

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