Zweilous Raid Duo Guide - Community Day

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Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
Zweilous Duo

Easy at trainer level 30 with proper counters

HP15,000 ATK125.65 DEF106.69
CP Range
Lvl 20 990 - 1051 Lvl 25 1238 - 1313

Notable Weather

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

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Bite Intermediate
Dragon Breath Easy

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Dragon Pulse Easy
Dark Pulse Intermediate
Body Slam Intermediate


Happy Community Day! Despite being shown as a Tier 4 Raid Boss in-game, Community Day Zweilous raids have a full 15,000 HP, meaning this is actually a Tier 5 raid. That said, its low Defense and double-weakness to Fairy Type moves means it's duoable, and potentially even soloable with the best counters, especially in Cloudy weather.


Team composition

  • Despite being low on base damage when compared to the juggernaut reps of Dragon and Fighting in particular, the 2x weakness to Fairy makes them the top counters for sure.
  • We currently lack any good Fairy Type Mega Evolutions, so skipping a Mega is generally recommended.
  • Other types can gap-fill here, some even rivaling many Fairy Types due to their huge base power.

Battling strategy

  • Most of Zweilous' attacks aren't extremely threatening. The main stand-out is Body Slam, which can be an issue due to how frequently it can be used.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Mega Evolution Counters

Mega Latias Mega Latias
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Charm Outrage Best

One of the few times that Mega Latias will out-perform Mega Latios in raids. The power of Charm and Outrage is just enough to make Latias the superior Pokemon among the current Mega Evolutions.

Mega Latios Mega Latios
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While not as strong as Mega Latias this time around, Mega Latios is still viable due to its high Dragon Type damage.

Mega Altaria Mega Altaria
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For larger groups of trainers that lack strong counters, Mega Altaria is arguably the best Mega Evolution to bring around. Its ability to boost Dragon and Fairy Type moves combined with its very high durability makes it an outstanding choice for select groups.

Supreme Counters

ShadowGardevoir Shadow Gardevoir
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The gold-standard counter without a doubt, Shadow Gardevoir has the DPS needed to potentially solo this raid, especially in Cloudy weather. Just note that Dark Type moves hurt Shadow Gardevoir a bit worse than other Fairy Types due to its Psychic sub-typing.

Shadow Granbull Shadow Granbull
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Another outstanding counter, Shadow Granbull is often overlooked, but hits very hard for a Fairy Type. This is a very safe pick for Zweilous raids.

Gardevoir Gardevoir
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Another outstanding Fairy Type, the basic Gardevoir should not be underestimated, as it can make this raid very easy. Just remember that Gardevoir doesn't deal with Dark Type moves as well as many other Fairy Types.

Good Counters

Togekiss Togekiss
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Outstandingly bulky, Togekiss resists everything that Zweilous can throw out save Bodyslam, and hits for enough damage to easily manage a 2-trainer run.

Shadow Salamence Shadow Salamence
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The top Dragon Type counter, Shadow Salamance' sheer power and strong moveset gives it a DPS similar to many Fairy Types, but its TDO is substantially lower due to its low defensive stats, Shadow debuff, and Dragon Type weakness. 

ursaring Shadow Ursaring
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This is another Pokemon that's easy to overlook, but its high attack and good moveset makes it worth using in this raid.

Primarina Primarina
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A solid Fairy Type, Primarina can definitely hold its own in this raid.

Shadow Dragonite Shadow Dragonite
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Similar to Shadow Salamence, Shadow Dragonite hits hard enough to be worth considering despite Zweilous' double Fairy weakness. It's a bit weaker than Shadow Salamence, but it will also tend to last a little longer.

Zacian Zacian - Hero of Many Battles
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While we don't have Crowned Zacian yet, Hero of many Battles is still a great option despite not having a Fairy Type Fast Move due to its high base Attack.

Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
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Another solid Fairy Type that can keep up its damage despite its lack of a Super Effective Fast Move.

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One of the easiest to access Fairy Type counters in the game, Sylveon is a staple in this fight for its high general performance.

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Strange how a double-weakness to odd types can bring out strange counters. Beartic is a decent Ice Type, but also a decent counter for this raid due to its Super Effective moveset.

Glass Counters

Shadow-Alakazam Shadow Alakazam
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Very frail, yet also very strong. Shadow Alakazam hits for DPS near the top of this list, but it's too glassy to be a top counter for this raid.

Alakazam Alakazam
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The same basic case as Shadow Alakazam, but objectively worse.

Raid Graph