Persian Weakness Pokemon GO: How to Defeat

Persian weakness in Pokemon GO and how to beat it
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Persian weakness Pokemon GO is more relevant than ever.

Whether you're a heroic trainer trying to take down the likes of Team GO Rocket or a disgraced henchman looking to reclaim your place at your boss' side, knowing the weaknesses of Giovanni's favorite—Persian—is likely to come in handy. The sights of Rocket Balloons are on the rise and with that comes more meddling by the team.

Here are a few tips about how to take down Persian.

Persian Weakness Pokemon GO

Persian is a pure normal-type with a CP ceiling of 1689, an attack stat of 150, defense of 136, and stamina of 163. Its maximum health is 140. Typically, it performs best with Scratch as a quick move and Return as a charged move.

Normal-types are weakest against fighting-types. Therefore, just about any fighting-type will do. Some of the best choices to take down Persian are:

  • Lucario with Counter and Aura Sphere
  • Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Sir Fetch'd with Counter and Close Combat
  • Conkeldurr with Counter and Dynamic Punch
  • Blaziken with Counter and Focus Blast
  • Breloom with Counter and Dynamic Punch

On the whole, Persian is a decent all-around Pokemon. It isn't the strongest contender on the battlefield, however, so it tends to easily crumble when faced with any sort of experienced resistance.