Best Nihilego Raid counters in Pokémon GO

How to you defeat this Ultra Beast?

Nihilego was the first Ultra Beast added to Pokémon GO and appeared in Five-Star Raids in the mobile game. This Pokémon can be tough to take down, but it has some weaknesses that players can take advantage of. Nihilego is a Rock and Poison-type Pokémon, so players should use Steel, Water, Psychic, and especially Ground-type moves in the battle.

How to beat Nihilego in Pokémon GO

Nihilego's Moveset

Quick Attacks:

  • Poison Jab (Poison-type)
  • Acid (Poison-type)
  • Pound (Normal-type)

Charged Attacks:

  • Gunk Shot (Poison-type)
  • Sludge Bomb (Poison-type)
  • Rock Slide (Rock-type)
  • Power Gem (Rock-type)

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Best Counters to use against Nihilego in Pokémon GO

Landorus (Therian)

Best Quick Attack:

Mud Shot (Ground-type)

Best Charged Attack:

Earthquake (Ground-type)

Excadrill

Best Quick Attack:

Mud-Slap (Ground-type)

Best Charged Attack:

Earthquake (Ground-type)

Groudon

Best Quick Attack:

Mud Shot (Ground-type)

Best Charged Attack:

Earthquake (Ground-type)

Garchomp

Best Quick Attack:

Mud Shot (Ground-type)

Best Charged Attack:

Earthquake (Ground-type)

Rhyperior

Best Quick Attack:

Mud-Slap (Ground-type)

Best Charged Attack:

Earthquake (Ground-type)

Landorus (Incarnate)

Best Quick Attack:

Mud Shot (Ground-type)

Best Charged Attack:

Earth Power (Ground-type)

If players cannot access the Pokémon above, they can successfully use Ground-type moves. WaterSteel, and Psychic-type moves are also great choices and can significantly damage Nihilego.

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