Perfect Virizion Pokémon GO: How to Make the Perfect Virizion

Virizion is back in Pokémon Go for one week until Tuesday, May 19. Team up with other trainers and employ Flying type Pokémon to take it down.
Virizion is back in Pokémon Go for one week until Tuesday, May 19. Team up with other trainers and employ Flying type Pokémon to take it down. | Photo courtesy of Niantic

Perfect Virizion returns to Pokémon GO as a five-star Raid Boss Battle after a five month absence. Last seen in December 2019, the Grass / Fighting type Pokémon features a Raid Boss CP of 39601 and was the third Pokémon to be featured from the Swords of Justice

Virizio first reappeared on Tuesday, May 12, and will remain in rotation until Tuesday, May 19 at 4 p.m. ET for exactly one week. If looking to tackle the beast of a Pokémon, it is recommended to form a party of five to six trainers with whom you are in-game friends with to ensure attack bonuses during the Raid.

Perfect Virizion Pokémon GO: Stats and Weaknesses

Being a Grass / Fighting type Pokémon, Virizion is extremely susceptible to Flying type moves. It is also weak to powerful Psychic, Fire, Fairy, Ice, and Poison type attackers. Due to the high vulnerability to Flying type moves, it is possible for a duo of trainers to defeat Virizion, but without this type in possession accomplishing such a feat is nigh-impossible.

Virizion basic stats
Virizion basic stats | Photo courtesy of GoHUB

Virizion’s strongest moveset includes Quick Attack and Leaf Blade. Its base stats are:

  • Attack: 192

  • Defense: 229

  • Stamina: 209

Perfect Virizion Pokémon Go: Best Counter

Countering Virizion is best done with Moltres. The Flying type Pokémon sports amazing stats, and its attacks are highly effective against Grass type Pokémon like Virizion. Having a party with Moltres using Wing Attack and Sky Attack would be the best case scenario, although its Fire type moves such as Fire Spin, Fire Blast, and Overheat can also prove successful in Battle.

Take down Virizion with Moltres. A perfect combination of Flying and Fire type attacks.
Take down Virizion with Moltres. A perfect combination of Flying and Fire type attacks.

Taking down Virizion using a combination of Moltres’ attacks in a raid party is averaged at about 484 seconds, or around eight minutes. After the Virizion Raid Battle period, it is speculated that Keldeo will follow at some point in 2020. Other legendary and mythical Pokémon to show up on the horizon include Terrakion, Cobalion, and Kyurem.