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Pokemon GO Nihilego Counters and Weaknesses: Raid Guide

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Nihilego, the jellyfish-like Ultra Beast from Generation VII, has arrived in Pokemon GO in honor of Pokemon GO Fest 2022. It will be available in 5-Star Raids, and it will also appear as an encounter for completing a Special Research task. So how can players expect to take down this other-worldly Ultra Beast? We're here to help you out.

Nihilego Counters and Weaknesses

Nihilego is a dual rock/poison type, meaning it will be hit hard by Ground-type moves. When you're going to face Nihilego in a Raid Battle, your best bet is to bring a Pokemon who knows strong Ground-type moves such as Earthquake or Earth Power. Consider Landorous (Therian form or Incarnate form), Excadrill, Garchomp, or Rhyperior. These heavy-hitting Pokemon are sure to help you succeed in your Nihilego raids.

If you don't have access to Ground-type Pokemon, however, don't worry. While Nihilego is especially weak to Ground, it has a few other weaknesses too. Steel, Water, and Psychic-type moves are also effective against Nihilego. Try bringing a Mega Blastoise, Mega Gyarados, Steelix, Slowbro, or Metagross to the Nihilego raid. Many of these Pokemon have access to Ground-type moves even if they are not Ground-types themselves.

Nihilego is resistant to Normal, Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire, and Fairy-type moves, so be cautious bringing these kinds of Pokemon to a Nihilego raid.

Players can purchase Pokemon GO Fest tickets for $14.99, which will grant them access to exclusive content, and a final event that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27.