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Yveltal Trio Raid Guide

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Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
Title
Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 30 with optimized counters or weather boost

HP15,000 ATK197.57 DEF146.20
CP Range
Lvl 20 2073 - 2160 Lvl 25 2591 - 2701

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Fog, Windy, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy Snow, Rain, Partly Cloudy, Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Snarl Intermediate
Sucker Punch Intermediate
Gust Challenging

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Dark Pulse Challenging
Focus Blast Intermediate
Hyper Beam Easy
Psychic Intermediate
Hurricane Intermediate

Overview

Yvetal is the Pokemon of destruction, and it can live up to its title as a raid boss... at times. Blessed with one of the most destructive fast move in the game, Gust, even Flying resistant Pokemon are going to drop fairly fast to the windy onslaught that Yveltal can throw out. It also has the advantage of a moveset that can be very difficult to wall thanks to its wide coverage and Dark's pervasive neutral profile. But that's about where the difficulty ends. In terms of stats, Yveltal is not the strongest Legendary Pokemon in the game, though it still has a respectable presence. It also has a few movesets that are easy to evade, which means some movesets can be simple to work play around. The biggest issue here isn't going to be DPS so much as TDO, so having a few solid Pokemon ready to take hits can make a huge difference. It's worth noting that a duo is definitely possible given the proper setup, but this guide will focus on the much more achievable trio.

Approach

Team composition

  • Having a good mix of Pokemon with varied resistances can help greatly

  • Top overall counters include Zekrom, Rhyperior (Rock Wrecker), Shadow Tyranitar, and Shadow Raikou.

  • Top DPS counters include Shadow Electivire and Shadow Mamoswine.

  • If someone on the team is using a Mega Evolution, then having the rest of the team match the type of the Mega can add a substantial amount of DPS and TDO

Battling strategy

  • Re-entering is very likely for the dup, be prepared to quickly revive or have a second team ready

  • When aiming for the duo, it may be wise to have one player bail out after their 3rd Pokemon faints, heal up, and then re-enter as quickly as possible. This will prevent Yveltal from recovering HP due to a full wipe.

  • Dodging is recommended

Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Mega Evolution Counters

Mega Manectric Mega Manectric
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Highest DPS Mega Evolution option, great for when short on trainers
  • Resists Flying Type movesets
  • Mega Evolution, boosts team Electric Type attack damage and overall damage while active

Cons:

  • Mega Evolution, costs energy to activate
Mega Abomasnow Mega Abomasnow
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Solid overall Mega Evolution choice
  • Mega Evolution, boosts team Ice Type attack damage and overall damage while active

Cons:

  • Weak to Flying Type movesets and Focus Blast. Very risky to use against Gust.
  • Ice Type counters tend to fall behind other types in this raid, making them slightly less likely to be used in general
  • Mega Evolution, costs energy to activate
Mega Ampharos Mega Ampharos
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Highest TDO Mega Evolution option, great for ensuring a faster win in larger teams using Electric Type counters
  • Resists Flying Type movesets
  • Mega Evolution, boosts team Electric Type attack damage and overall damage while active

Cons:

  • Mega Evolution, costs energy to activate

Counters Viable at Lv.25

ShadowElectivire Shadow Electivire
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Highest DPS counter to Yveltal
  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Frail, appreciates dodging
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
ShadowSwine Shadow Mamoswine
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Top Ice Type counter, pairs fantastically well with team mates using Mega Abomasnow

Cons:

  • Frail, appreciates dodging
  • Weak to Focus Blast
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Overall best non-Shadow counter to Yveltal
  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
ShadowRaikou Shadow Raikou
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
ShadowZapdos Shadow Zapdos
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Best moveset is Elite
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Legendary Pokemon, candy can be difficult to obtain
Rhyperior Rhyperior
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Outstanding TDO counter with duo-viable DPS at Lv.40
  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Best moveset is Elite
  • Weak to Focus Blast
ShadowMagnezone Shadow Magnezone
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Double-resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
  • Weak to Focus Blast

Counters Viable at Lv.30

Rampardos Rampardos
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Pros:

  • Great DPS option, hits very hard.
  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Frail, appreciates dodging
  • Weak to Focus Blast
ShadowTyranitar Shadow Tyranitar
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Outstanding overall counter for most movesets. Resists Flying and Dark Type movesets, double resists Psychic

Cons:

  • Double weak to Fighting, will likely to drop to a single Focus Blast if not dodged.
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration
ShadowWeavile Shadow Weavile
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Solid DPS counter
  • Resists Dark Type movesets

Cons:

  • Very frail, dodging is borderline mandatory
  • Drops very quickly to Gust
  • Double-weak to Focus Blast, takes a large amount of damage even if dodged
  • Shadow Pokemon, expensive to raise and requires an event to remove Frustration

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